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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Sep 2022)

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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Why Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs) are the safest investment in real estate with Brandt Foster | S3SP10

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Brandt Foster, Director at Northwestern Mutual Real Estate, one of the largest institutional real estate investors in the nation. In this conversation, Brandt discusses all the various…
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Leveraging Data & Technology to Streamline Real Estate Debt Procurement With Yaakov Zar and Sammy Greenwall | S3SP9

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Yaakov Zar and Sammy Greenwall, the founders of Lev Capital, a commercial mortgage marketplace for capital market advisors. Spencer, Michael, and Sam speak with Yaakov and Sammy about…
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The Forefront of Climate Solutions for the Built Environment with Jacob Racusin | S3SP8

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Jacob Deva Racusin, a real estate professional and co-founder of New Frameworks. New Frameworks is a worker-owned cooperative focused on climate solutions for the built environment, namely through…
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How Innovation is Poised to Disrupt Development with Aleks Gampel | S3SP7

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Aleksandr Gampel, a real estate professional and co-founder of Cuby Technologies. Cuby is a tech company working to innovate current real estate construction and development methods. As Aleks…
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Phosphor and Oliver Beavers – Changing the Way Real Estate is Underwritten | S3SP6

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we talk with a special guest and friend to A.CRE, Oliver Beavers, the founder of Phosphor who is working on a new financial modeling tool. Originally, similar to multiple new professionals…
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How To Model Like a Deal Seasoned Pro – Introducing the Accelerator 2.0 | S3SP5

In 2018, Michael and I designed and built the A.CRE Accelerator program. We sought to build the preeminent tool for learning and mastering real estate financial modeling. It was intended to provide a clear path to real estate financial modeling…
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Using “Money Ball” Strategies In Commercial Real Estate With Brandon Taubman | S3SP4

In this fourth special episode of Season 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series, Sam, Spencer, and Michael discuss baseball analytics and real estate analytics with special guest, Brandon Taubman, Chief Information Officer at Stablewood Properties. Brandon…
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Data-Driven Self Storage Strategy With Drew Dolan | S3SP3

In this third special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, Sam and Spencer discuss the niche asset class of self-storage real estate with special guest, Drew Dolan. Drew is the Principal & Fund Manager at DXD Capital, which offers a unique…
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Perfecting Your Strategy, Process, & Product With Scott Choppin | S3SP2

In this special episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Scott Choppin, the CEO and founder of the Urban Pacific group of companies, a real estate development company based in Southern California. In this conversation, Spencer and Sam consult…
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Leveling Up as a CRE Entrepreneur With Mark Rios | S3SP1

In this first special episode of the 3rd season of the A.CRE Audio Series, we feature Mark Rios, a real estate entrepreneur with a background in media. In addition to being an A.CRE Accelerator Graduate, he is the principal and co-founder of…
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Here’s What To Expect In Season 3 | S3E1

Welcome to Season Three of the A.CRE Audio Series! In this season, I am joined by the creators of Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton, and Michael Belasco. This season is the first chance Spencer, Michael and Sam had been able to get together…
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Creating Your CRE Strategy | S3E2

In this second episode of this special season of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're talking about how to create a strategy for deal-making and deal doing, the theme of season 3. Strategy is an important part of deal-making: before you can go out…
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How To Source Deals | S3E3

Now that we've talked about the strategy behind deal-making in commercial real estate, it's time to get into the actual deals! This episode of season 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series talks about how to actually source deals and identify investment…
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Putting Together Your Capital Stack – Equity | S3E4

As briefly mentioned in the last episode, before you can start sourcing deals and finding investment opportunities, you need a strategy and you need money. Episode 1 talked about how to develop a strategy. Episodes 4 and 5 talk about how to…
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Putting Together Your Capital Stack – Debt | S3E5

As far as deal-making and deal-doing are concerned, the last three episodes or so have been really focused on the making side. While making deals is great, if you can't get them closed, they're not worth anything. In this episode, we're beginning…