Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Aug 2021)

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 forecast construction budget cash flows (uses), and then model […]

Case Study #9 – UK Debt Advisory Firm Modeling Test (Case + Solution)

This is the 9th real estate case study in a series of commercial real estate case studies shared by A.CRE. These case studies are meant to help you practice to master real estate financial modeling. In this case study, you play the role of a job candidate interviewing for a Capital Markets Associate role at […]

Linear Mortgage Payment Schedule Tool

We recently shared a new modeling test to our library of real estate case studies entitled UK Debt Advisory Firm Modeling Test. In that case study, the test asked the real estate professional to analyze the returns of three different debt options. Two of those debt options include a type of mortgage called a linear […]

S-Curve Forecasting in Real Estate Development (Updated Sep 2021)

One of the reasons Michael and I blog, is to force ourselves to be continually learning. I built the first version of my real estate waterfall model, because I wanted to better understand the mechanics of modeling an equity waterfall with IRR hurdles. Michael started his Understanding Leases Series, because there were nuances of modeling […]

Bite-Sized CRE Lessons – A.CRE 30 Second Video Tutorials

As we continue to build out our A.CRE 101 series and our Glossary of Commercial Real Estate terms, we’ve started to supplement these initiatives with short (<30 second) video clips on how to do various CRE calculations and modeling tasks in Excel. You can think of these 30 second tutorials as bite-sized lessons in real […]

Self Storage Acquisition Model (Updated Sep 2021)

I’ve spent the past few weekends working on a purpose-built Self Storage Acquisition Model, and I’m now happy to share the result of that work with you. This is a model that’s been requested by quite a few A.CRE readers over the past few years. I released a Self Storage Development Model last year, and […]

Real Estate Equity Waterfall Model With Cash-on-Cash Return Hurdle (Updated Sep 2021)

Over the years, Michael and I have built and shared numerous real estate equity waterfall models, all multi-tiered and most with internal rate of return (IRR) hurdles. And as our readers have downloaded those models, I’ve received dozens of requests for an equity waterfall model with a simpler partnership structure. This model seeks to be an […]

Real Estate Equity Waterfall Model – Monthly Periods (Updated Jul 2021)

When I decided to share my real estate equity waterfall model in Excel, I never imagined it would be as popular as it has. The model has been downloaded thousands times and many of you have written to extend your thanks for sharing. It is gratifying to know that the model has been put to […]

Watch Me Build – Custom Rent Schedule Module

In this Watch Me Build video I show you how to build a custom rent schedule module for long-term leases. The foundation of the module is a simple INDEX/MATCH combination that takes a rent schedule and models the rent cash flows across the entire hold period. I also include an optional file that you can […]

Case Study #8 – Walgreens vs. Walgreens – STNL Investor (Case + Solution)

This is the 8th real estate case study in a series of commercial real estate case studies shared by A.CRE. These case studies are meant to help you practice to master real estate financial modeling. The Walgreens vs. Walgreens – STNL Investor case study puts you in the role of a private investor looking to […]

A.CRE Geocoding Excel Add-in to Auto-Populate Latitude and Longitude in Excel (Updated Jul 2021)

The A.CRE Geocoding Excel Add-in uses the Google Geocoding API to automatically convert a given address to latitude and longitude coordinates, or to convert a given latitude and longitude coordinate to an address. The add-in makes auto-populating latitude and longitude (or address) in Excel easy. It includes various features to help add or change the […]

Commercial Mortgage Loan Analysis Model (Updated Jul 2021)

Over the years, I’ve received various requests to augment our library of real estate Excel models to include a model for underwriting and analyzing commercial mortgage loans. Specifically, people have asked for a tool to calculate the loan amount (ie. loan sizing) based on a combination of tests – debt service coverage ratio, loan-to-value, and […]

Custom Function to Auto-Populate Latitude and Longitude in Excel (Updated 2021)

When analyzing real estate investments in Excel, it’s often necessary to include the latitude and longitude coordinates of the properties we’re modeling. To do this, most of us open up Google Maps, or some other mapping tool, and find the coordinates that way. Others use a latitude/longitude lookup tool such as latlong.net to find what they need. However, these tools […]

Deep Dive – Land Acquisition and Assemblage

This is a topic I’m all too familiar with. You see, I cut my teeth in real estate largely sourcing and negotiating residential and mixed-use land acquisition opportunities.  I’ve put land deals together both as a fiduciary and as a principal, both in the United States and abroad. In this deep dive on land acquisition […]

Real Estate Sources and Uses of Capital Module

An important component in any acquisition, development, and value-add model is the Sources and Uses of Capital section. Of course, how the sources and uses are modeled and how those cash flows are visualized will vary from one model to the next. But no model is complete without an accurate estimation of the sources and […]