Entries by Spencer Burton

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AI Tools for Commercial Real Estate (June 2023 Edition)

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been playing around with AI a lot lately at A.CRE! The reason is that Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize the commercial real estate industry by transforming the way acquisitions, development, management, advisory, and marketing teams in the industry operate. AI tools are enabling CRE teams to process vast […]

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Supercharge Excel with the ‘Excel 4 CRE’ Add-In (Updated May 2023)

Today, we’re thrilled to share with the A.CRE community a new timesaving (and free) Excel tool: the ‘Excel 4 CRE’ Add-in! Over the past several months, we at A.CRE (together with our new favorite companion, ChatGPT!) have been working to develop this Excel add-in. And today, we’re excited to release the publicly available version. This […]

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Using ChatGPT to Create Excel Logic #2 – Annual to Monthly Growth

Another post in a growing series on how to use ChatGPT in commercial real estate. In our real estate financial modeling Accelerator program we have a Q&A. Members of the Accelerator ask the A.CRE team questions, and we provide answers. Depending on the complexity/nature of the question, either Arturo, Emilio, Kyle, Michael, or I respond. […]

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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated May 2023)

As many of you recall, in 2015 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, in 2016 I released the first beta-version of the model – my All-in-One (Ai1) […]

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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated May 2023)

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 topics in our blog, published hours of video, and shared 60+ real estate Excel models in our Library. Nonetheless, no […]

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Mejores Prácticas en el Modelado Financiero Inmobiliario

Antes de utilizar uno de nuestros modelos financieros inmobiliarios (es decir, plantillas de Excel), o antes de comenzar a crear tu propia herramienta de análisis inmobiliario en Excel, es importante tener en cuenta algunas buenas prácticas de modelización financiera inmobiliaria. Esta lista combina las prácticas habituales del sector para la elaboración de modelos en Excel, […]

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A.CRE Apartment Development Model (Updated May 2023)

For several years now, our library of real estate models has been lacking a robust ground-up apartment development model. Sure, our All-in-One (Ai1) model has the capability to model multifamily development deals, but it’s more a generalist tool than a specialized one. As a result, I’ve found it wanting when used to model developments. So a few […]

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Single Family Residential Investment Analysis Model (Updated Apr 2023)

Pre-2008, I bought and sold my fair share of single family homes – both for investment purposes (rental or flips) and to live in. In those days, almost everyone was “investing” in residential real estate – hence the market crash. I personally don’t have any plans to get back into buying and selling homes, beyond […]

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Por Qué Elegí una Maestría en Bienes Inmuebles en Lugar de un MBA

Volver a la escuela es un compromiso enorme. Primero está el proceso de admisión, que implica pasar horas y horas estudiando para el GMAT o el GRE, rellenar largas solicitudes de admisión, escribir docenas de ensayos sin sentido, preparar y hacer entrevistas de admisión informales y formales, y soportar el estrés de no saber si […]