Entries by Spencer Burton

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Adventuring into the World of CRE – S1E1

Welcome to the Adventures in CRE Audio Series! In the first episode of the series, we talk with the creators of the Adventures in CRE website, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco. We discuss the site’s inception, evolution, and growing and evolving community. We also discuss the audio series and preview how it provides insights and […]

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Choosing Your CRE Career Path – S1E2

 Welcome to Episode 2 of the A.CRE Audio Series. In this episode, we chat once again with the creators Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, on the topics of how to launch your career in commercial real estate as well as how one can pivot from a current role to another within […]

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Anatomy of a Real Estate Model – S1E3

Welcome to Episode 3 of the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, we speak once again with the creators of the Adventures in CRE website, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco. Today we are going through the thought process and fundamentals of creating a real estate financial model. About this Episode – Anatomy of a Real […]

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Advancing Your Career with an MBA Part II – S1E5

In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson continue their conversation with Jim Spaeth, the Executive Director of the Leonard W. Woods Center for Real Estate Studies at University of North Carolina. About Our Special Guest Jim Spaeth Executive Director Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies University of North Carolina […]

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Finding and Landing the CRE Job You Want – S1E6

In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson have a conversation with Alex Barake, a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager at a top tier international real estate firm. Alex provides our readers with insider insight into how one can best position themselves to land their ideal role within commercial real estate. About Our […]

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Breaking Through the No Experience Barrier – S1E7

In this episode, host Sam Carlson, along with the creators of Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, speak with Lynn Gray, the Founder and CEO of Campus Scout, an innovative provider of strategic campus and recent graduate recruiting services and career coaching for young professionals. About Our Special Guest Lynn Gray Founder and […]

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Cross-Border Commercial Real Estate – S1E8

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, Michael Belasco, Spencer Burton, and host, Sam Carlson, are joined by JP De Bruin, a Senior Investment Broker for a fast-growing brokerage in South Africa. About Our Special Guest JP De Bruin Senior Investment Broker Anvil Property Smith In his short stint in the industry, […]

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Navigating a Successful Career in CRE – S1E9

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series! In this episode, Spencer Burton, Michael Belasco, and host, Sam Carlson are joined by Chris Collins, the Principal and Co-founder of Urban Pacific Development. About Our Special Guest Chris Collins Principal Urban Pacific Development Chris Collins is the co-founder of Urban Pacific Development, LLC. Over the course of […]

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Model Like a Deal-Seasoned Pro – S1E10

Welcome back to the A.CRE Audio Series. In this episode, we chat once again with the creators Adventures in CRE, Spencer Burton and Michael Belasco, about the A.CRE Accelerator Program. The Accelerator is their premium training program designed to help people gain an in depth understanding and master institutional quality real estate financial modeling. About […]

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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated 10.14.2019)

I originally uploaded this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool to our library of real estate financial analysis models in 2016. Over the years, I’ve continued to update it as suggestions, comments, and requests flowed in from our readers. The model is meant to be used to forecasting construction budget cash flows (uses), and then model […]

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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated October 2019)

Since starting A.CRE, Michael and I have fielded email after email requesting a more structured real estate financial modeling training program on the site. Important Note: We’re updating and adding to the Accelerator every week. Since launch, we’ve made dozens of content updates, added a bonus/optional Advanced Concepts in Real Estate Financial Modeling course, responded […]