Entries by A.CRE

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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 […]

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A.CRE Audio Series Season 3

SEASON 3 – DEAL MAKING, DEAL DOING We are excited to announce that the newest season of the A.CRE Audio Series will be released next Tuesday, August 10th! 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 […]

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The A.CRE Networking Reboot Cruise

One of our biggest goals here at A.CRE is building a community and engaging with our readers. Recently, you’ve likely seen our posts on the A.CRE Networking Reboot Cruise. This cruise we’re putting together is another effort to bring that community together, give value back to our readers, and allow us to interact in person […]

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UCLA Anderson – MBA Real Estate Profile

Before coming to UCLA Anderson, I was working in land-use consulting, entitlements, and permitting in Los Angeles. I chose to come to Anderson to continue to develop my real estate network in Southern California, supplement my engineering undergraduate degree with finance curriculum, and to take advantage of the multitude of resources available at Anderson for […]

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Maximizing Your ROI on In-Person CRE Events

The world is opening back up, and that means that in-person events are getting going again. While this is an exciting development, many of us are rusty as it relates to our in-person networking skills. In this episode, watch as Spencer, Sam, and Michael discuss various strategies for how to maximize your ROI on in-person […]