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Mastering the technical skills necessary to be successful in commercial real estate is only part of the battle. For those looking to land that next (or first) job in real estate, a well-thought out career plan and an active networking strategy is key.

Much of your value to future employers and investors comes down to how deal seasoned you are and how deep your network is. However, becoming deal seasoned and/or building a network in an area of real estate counter to your long-term career objectives can set you back years.

In this mini-course, you will learn a a framework, used successfully by thousands of professionals including Spencer and Michael personally, to land the right job in the least amount of time.

This framework is an adaptation of Steve Dalton’s 2-Hour Job Search process taught at top business schools around the world. In this course, you will learn to apply Dalton’s techniques to commercial real estate, specifically as it relates to selecting the ideal companies to target and the best individuals to network with.

The course then finishes with a supplemental lecture on writing a real estate resume that will increase your chances of getting an interview.


  • This course can be taken using any internet browser
  • This course is compatible with any device that has internet access and an internet browser


  • The value of deal seasoning, network, and choosing the right path early on
  • A framework for landing a job in CRE
  • Applying Steve Dalton’s 2-Hour Job Search principals to a career in CRE
  • Your real estate resume


User Avatar The A.CRE Team

Spencer and Michael started Adventures in CRE in their first year of graduate school. Since that time, the two have written over 350 in-depth articles on real estate financial modeling, careers, and education options; built and shared over 60 institutional-quality real estate financials models; developed an extensive glossary of real estate terms, recorded over 100 tutorial videos, and created the most comprehensive real estate financial modeling training program available.
Michael Belasco has ten years of real estate and construction experience. Throughout his career, he has managed, underwritten, consulted, and worked on more than $7 BN worth of commercial real estate opportunities across the United States and has recently concluded a three-year stint in San Francisco managing large-scale real estate projects for one of the largest and most respected development firms in the world.
Spencer Burton is currently President and member of the founding team at Stablewood, a data-infused multi-strategy institutional real estate investor that combines the best of traditional real estate investment with proprietary data analytics and machine learning. Spencer has over 20 years of real estate experience, both as a fiduciary and principal. Over his career, Spencer has helped close $5+ billion and underwrite $30+ billion of commercial real estate at some of the largest institutional real estate firms in the world. He has worked in land brokerage, residential development, commercial real estate acquisitions, debt production, and Investment Manager for a $60 billion institutional real estate investor. Spencer is also the co-creator of AdventuresinCRE.com, the industry’s go-to place for commercial real estate financial modeling, education, and career advancement resources. He is also the author of various AI-powered CRE tools and an expert on the practical application of generative AI in commercial real estate. Spencer Burton holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with an emphasis in economics from Florida State University and a Masters in Real Estate with a concentration in finance from Cornell University.