Entries by Spencer Burton

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All-in-One Underwriting Model for Real Estate Development and Acquisition

As many of you recall, about a year and a half ago I set out to build an Excel alternative to the widely-used (and now discontinued) ARGUS DCF. With career moves and a lot of other A.CRE-related side projects, this undertaking has been slow going. Alas, today I’ve decided to release the first beta-version of the […]

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Graduate Real Estate Series: NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate’s MSRE and MSRED Programs

The Schack Institute of Real Estate at New York University offers a flexible, 42-credit graduate real estate education in various real estate disciplines including finance and development. Located in the epicenter of global real estate, New York City, the program leverages its relatively lengthy history, expansive local network, and varying curriculum options to offer a world-class real estate education. […]

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Tenant Sales and Occupancy Cost in Retail Underwriting

When underwriting a retail investment, rollover risk is an incredibly important consideration. You, as a prospective debt or equity investor in the property, need to understand how secure the cash flows you’re buying are; or in other words, how likely each tenant is to renew their lease at the end of their lease term. This is […]

Requests for Consulting, Training, and Private Tutoring

We regularly receive requests from our readers for consulting services, real estate financial modeling training, private tutoring, among others. And while we’d love to be able to offer all of these services to our readers, with families, full-time real estate careers, and the various A.CRE projects we’re working on, our time is extremely scarce. Where […]

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Single Family Home Construction Pro Forma for Home Builders

I received a request this week to build a model to assess the financial feasibility of building a new single-family home. Given that I wanted to get a model up before the New Year and that I have a number of single-family home building models in my personal library, I figured this would be a simple and […]

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Single Tenant NNN Lease Valuation Model

I’ve been meaning for some time to put together a single tenant net lease (NNN) valuation Excel model for the blog. I had some post-turkey day free time and so I sat down and hammered out a model that I think is pretty cool. The model is different from your typical DCF in that I use […]