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Graduate Real Estate Series: University of Florida Master of Science in Real Estate

“Growing up I was surrounded by engineers and builders in my formative years, so I decided to explore the same path and got my undergrad degree in civil engineering. I wanted to work in the construction/engineering industry, and after working for some years, I realized that this field wasn’t quite the right fit. I knew […]

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Graduate Real Estate Series: Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate is an immersive, two-year Ivy league graduate real estate education with the rigor, structure, and academic profile of an MBA while focused entirely on Real Estate. Located at Cornell University’s picturesque campus in Ithaca, NY, the program is jointly administered by the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the School of Hotel […]

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Graduate Real Estate Series: University at Buffalo MSRED

The Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) at the University at Buffalo is a three-semester program that teaches real estate development and investment to aspiring and advancing professionals, with the resurgent City of Buffalo as its classroom.  It is the only place to learn about real estate development and investment in the affordable […]

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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 in person since 2019, and so they decided to do something special. […]

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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 and identify deals, you need to have a strategy, a reason to […]

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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 opportunities and the relationships needed to properly find these real estate investment opportunities. You’ve […]

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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 put together the capital required for closing a deal in real estate. Specifically, […]

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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 to bridge over to the doing side. Episode 5 is the second part […]

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Pro Level Due Diligence | S3E6

Now that we’ve really dug into the details about deal-making in commercial real estate, it’s time to get into the weeds concerning deal-doing. This episode talks about how to go about due diligence in CRE at a pro-level. Hear Michael’s perspective on the three main things for keys to success in real estate due diligence. […]

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Executing The Plan – Managing The Asset | S3E7

Now that we’ve discussed the strategy and capital behind deal-making, and the due diligence required to close deals, let’s talk about how to manage your assets. Ultimately, this is the step where, quite frankly, the value comes into reality. Both Michael and Spencer have been on the development side of the real estate business and […]

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Maximizing Outcomes – Disposition | S3E8

Welcome to the last regular episode of season 3, Deal Making and Deal Doing, from the A.CRE Audio Series. With both Michael and Spencer, today we talk about disposition. We’re talking about bringing the whole thing full circle – realizing your profits and realizing your strategy. It seems like a very simple thing. If we’ve […]