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List of A.CRE Accelerator Graduates (Updated March 2024)

This certifies that the following individuals have successfully completed the 17-course, A.CRE real estate financial modeling Accelerator. Having shown a proficiency in all aspects of real estate financial modeling and having demonstrated an ability to create institutional-quality real estate Excel models for all major property types and investment strategies.

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Announcing the Shine Associates Real Estate Financial Modeling Scholarship

We are excited to announce the launch of the Shine Associates Real Estate Financial Modeling Scholarship! Made in partnership with Shine Associates, this scholarship is set to fuel the dreams of the upcoming stars in commercial real estate. Please read below for scholarship details and the process to submit an application. Watch the Video Deep […]


Strategy Discussion and Full Model Walkthrough of RV@Olympic | S4E9

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio series, Michael walks Spencer and Sam through the RV park development model used to analyze Michael’s current project with Firm Ridge, RV@Olympic, spotlighted in episode 8. Michael also shares additional insights on the overall strategy, supply and demand dynamics, the strategic location, and market positioning of the RV@Olypmic […]


Building a Winning CRE Strategy & Team | S4E8

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio series, Sam, Michael, and Spencer talk about the role that a CRE team plays in different real estate strategies. Michael’s current work at Firm Ridge lays the foundation for the conversation and allows Michael to share his experience with how a well-assembled team is important. In this conversation, […]


RV@Olympic – A Firm Ridge Development | S4E7

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, led by Michael, who is working on an RV Park development with Firm Ridge, the guys talk about the burgeoning RV park market. RV parks can serve as a good investment opportunity, as they are flexible, short-term ground lease opportunities with guests bringing their own RVs. Michael’s […]


The AI Paradigm Shift | S4E3

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, Spencer, Sam, and Michael discuss the evolving landscape of commercial real estate in a world where AI is becoming extremely prominent. They explore the real impact of AI on business and whether all the publicity surrounding it is justified. From AI-powered Excel add-ins to interview preparation coaching, […]


Disruption and Evolution in the CRE Markets | S4E2

Welcome back to season 4 of the A.CRE Audio Series! In this latest podcast episode, Spencer, Sam, and Michael discuss the disruption and evolution that has occurred in capital and CRE markets in the past several years. Specifically, we’ll talk about how rising interest rates and the post-COVID world have changed CRE. Watch, listen, or […]