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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2021)

Since starting A.CRE, Michael and I have 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 topics in our blog,…
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Real Estate Elevator Pitches and Other Career Advice with Jenn Cook

Much of our content here at Adventures in CRE recently has been about career help and advice. This isn't accidental. With the current pandemic, we're doing our best to help A.CRE readers/listeners to enhance their career through this unusual…
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Setting your Sights High with Alex Williams – AiA

One important aspect present in real estate more than any other industry is the need to shoot above your station. Alex Williams, a Financial Analyst at CBRE Capital Markets and our guest today exemplifies this. As just an intern in college,…
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Integrating Tech into Real Estate with Justin Lia

Commercial real estate isn't the fastest to adopt the newest tech compared to other fields. Doing so, however, could increase returns, lower operating expenses, and reduce workload. In this Accelerators in Action episode, listen as Sam Carlson…
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Getting the First Job with Julio Villalobos-Torres – AiA

We get a lot of questions here at Adventures in CRE about how to "get the first job." Many young professionals breaking into the market struggle to do just that. Jobs available often require experience and or connections - things that new professionals…
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Evolving your Career as a Young Professional with Greg Astor – AiA

Being young and just out of college is a shared experience of many of our listeners. Breaking into the industry and continually evolving your career as a young professional is an important thing to know. This episode talks about exactly that. In…
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Advice for Young CRE Professionals with Mike Strug

Adventures in CRE has always sought to provide value to CRE professionals. Mike Strug, our guest speaker today, has a similar goal. Mike is the founder of the Young Real Estate Professionals of New York (YREPNY), a commercial real estate networking…
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Alternatives to Graduate Real Estate Education with Richard Byrd

Over the past few weeks, the Adventures in CRE staff have been updating and populating A.CRE with real estate education content, including profiles of some of the top undergraduate and graduate real estate programs in the United States. Though…
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Three Keys to LinkedIn Success in CRE

For commercial real estate professionals in 2020, one social media platform is more important than all of the rest. That platform is LinkedIn, and it now serves as a long-form real estate resume, a virtual business card, and for many their online…
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How to Quickly Evaluate Real Estate Opportunities (Without Opening Excel)

We regularly respond to questions from A.CRE and Accelerator members as it relates to analyzing and evaluating real estate investment opportunities. Recently, in an Accelerator forum post a young professional marveled at how certain individuals…
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Today’s Job Market & How To Stand Out In An Interview

The real estate job market has changed dramatically over the past 3-4 months, with the market shifting from one that favored job seekers to one that now favors employers. In light of that shift, we're excited to welcome onto the A.CRE Audio…
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Making the Masters in Real Estate Decision

This topic has come up on Adventures in CRE various times over the years. I first blogged about my decision to pursue a Masters in Real Estate over an MBA five years ago. And last year Michael, discussed his thought process around getting dual…
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The “Secret” to Learning Real Estate Financial Modeling

Just like any skill in life, there are tips and tricks to learning that skill. Some suggestions are more helpful than others, although all contribute in some way. In this episode, we share one of the more valuable tips - what our marketing team…
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Career Pivots, Finding Opportunity, and Your Next Move with Nick Bouquet – AiA

At some point in their career, most real estate professionals choose to pivot. No matter whether that means making wholesale career change (e.g. transitioning into real estate from another industry), or simply moving from one property type to…
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Ask a Pro: How to Hire Your Next CRE Attorney

If you are investing in real estate, it's only a question of when and not if you will need a lawyer. However, many clients do not always have significant experience in the past. As a commercial real estate attorney, I'm going to walk through…
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From Civil Engineer to CRE Student with Josh Lau – AiA

Commercial real estate professionals come from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Some start with the family business as a kid. Others study real estate in college and begin their career in the industry. But a large share of commercial real…