Meet the A.CRE Team

AdventuresinCRE.com (A.CRE) was started by Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco during their first year of graduate real estate studies at Cornell University. The site was initially meant to fill a need for readily available resources online related to real estate financial modeling and Masters in Real Estate programs. It also was a tool for the two to expand their knowledge, network, and improve their writing capabilities.

Over the years, the site has grown substantially and today (as of 2022) helps ~125,000 unique CRE visitors per month. A.CRE focuses on sharing quality content around three main areas our users care most about: 1) learning and using advanced concepts in real estate financial modeling, 2) gaining and enhancing skills used in commercial real estate via formal and informal education, and 3) preparing for and advancing a career in commercial real estate together with a comprehensive job board with hundreds of CRE jobs.

In 2019, Michael and Spencer co-created the A.CRE real estate financial modeling Accelerator program. The Accelerator has since grown to become the most comprehensive real estate financial modeling training program of its kind. The rigorous program graduates dozens of individuals every month, many of whom go on to work at some of the top real estate firms in the world. The program also partners with over 50 top real estate companies and universities to train the next generation of CRE professionals.