Entries by Michael Belasco

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Real Estate Development Tracker (Updated Feb 2024)

One of the many challenges of both analyzing real estate development deals and managing development projects is understanding and tracking the numerous differing but intertwining work streams. The more a development team takes the time to understand and map out the processes, the better chance there is of the project being successful. It is with that […]

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RV Park Development Model (Initial Release)

Created to underwrite one of my projects, RV@Olympic, the RV Park Development Model is something I built and have been working with frequently over the past year. What’s especially unique about this model is that the template you are getting here actually contains the current underwriting projections of this project as of the date of […]

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A.CRE 101: CRE Risk Profiles (Updated May 2023)

In this post we will go into detail about the four CRE risk profiles commonly ascribed to commercial real estate opportunities. In order of least risky to most risky, they are as follows: Core Core Plus Value Add Opportunistic This broad categorization helps commercial real estate professionals to quickly describe the type of risk/reward profile […]

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Commercial Real Estate Interview Prep with ChatGPT-4: A Step-by-Step Guide

Preparing for a commercial real estate job interview can be a daunting task, but with the right tools and guidance, you can effectively practice and refine your interview skills. In this blog post, we’ll outline how to use the following comprehensive interview simulation prompt with ChatGPT to help you practice and prepare for your upcoming […]

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¿MBA o Maestría en Bienes Inmuebles? Por Qué Decidí Obtener Ambos y Algunas Consideraciones Sobre lo que Podría Ser Adecuado Para Usted

Desde que Spencer escribió su post sobre por qué decidió hacer un Maestría en Bienes Inmuebles en lugar de un MBA o una doble maestría, nuestros lectores me han preguntado mucho por qué decidí hacer un MBA y una Maestría en Bienes Inmuebles. A continuación, expondré mis razones y reflexiones, y ofreceré algunas consideraciones para […]

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MBA or MRE? Why I Chose to Get Both and Some Considerations for What Might Be Right For You (Updated 2023)

Ever since Spencer wrote his post about why he chose to do an MRE as opposed to an MBA or a dual Master’s degree, I have been asked a lot by our readers about why I chose to go for both an MBA and MRE. Below I will discuss my rationale and thoughts and provide […]

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Create A Dynamic Revenue Row to Calculate Multiple Tenant Leases (Updated Nov 2022)

I recently received an email from one of our readers asking how to create a dynamic revenue row for a pro forma that can capture rent changes for multiple tenants. I thought that this would make a great post for the site and would be a good piece of information to share with our readers. What […]