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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2023)

Prior to launching the Accelerator program, Michael and I fielded email after email requesting a more structured real estate financial modeling training program on the site. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling…
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Letter of Intent for Commercial Industrial Purchase

Today we are going to walk through what is usually the first legal document that is presented to the seller of an industrial property, the Letter of Intent. This article will help you understand each of the entries to include, as well as the…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated Nov 2022)

As many of you recall, in 2015 I set out to build an Excel alternative to the widely-used (and now discontinued) ARGUS DCF. With career moves and a lot of other A.CRE-related side projects, this undertaking has been slow going. Alas, in 2016…
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Johnson Graduate School of Management – Cornell University – MBA Real Estate Profile

In choosing an MBA program, I sought not only a top-ranked MBA program but one that also offered an extensive real estate curriculum and a strong real estate network. I was also focused on choosing a school close to a major real estate hub and…
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Learning Real Estate Financial Modeling in Excel

We're often asked by our readers how we learned to be proficient in real estate financial modeling. The question usually arises because the person wants to know how to model real estate in Excel to either land a job in commercial real estate…
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Create A Dynamic Revenue Row to Calculate Multiple Tenant Leases (Updated Nov 2022)

I recently received an email from one of our readers asking how to create a dynamic revenue row for a pro forma that can capture rent changes for multiple tenants. I thought that this would make a great post for the site and would be a good…
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Student Housing Acquisition Model

I've spent a fair amount of my career analyzing privately-owned student housing investments. Nevertheless, I've yet to share a purpose-built, institutional-quality student housing acquisition model. So, I thought I'd take some time and build…
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Blue Lake Capital – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

This post is the second in a new series at A.CRE, our Real Estate Sponsor Series. This series aims to catalog the various real estate investors across the country. For this article, we interviewed Blue Lake Capital’s Director of Investor Relations,…
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Hotel Development Model (Updated November 2022)

Excited to share the new A.CRE Hotel Development Model with everyone. As evidenced by the numerous requests we have gotten for this over the years, this model is long overdue so I'm quite happy to get it out there finally. At the core, the…
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Pilot-Legacy Private Equity Group – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

This post is the first in a new series at A.CRE, our Real Estate Sponsor Series. This series aims to catalog the various real estate investors across the country. For this article, we interview Pilot-Legacy Private Equity Group’s Lane Beene.…
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Módulo de Flujo de Efectivo en Cascada – Base Anual y Múltiples Niveles de TIR

Cuando estaba trabajando en la publicación del “Modelo de Desarrollo Industrial”, pensé en la idea de explicar uno de los temas más interesantes del “Acelerador de Modelos Financieros”, se trataba del “Modelo de Cascada” también…