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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated September 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,…
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A.CRE Jobs of the Week (Updated 9.09.2019)

We regularly post commercial real estate job openings to our A.CRE Job site section of Adventures in CRE. These jobs are largely openings at top commercial real estate companies, although some hiring professionals at smaller CRE firms also post…
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Deep Dive: Careers in Commercial Real Estate

The real estate industry is enormous. In the United States alone, over 3.7 million jobs are tied to commercial real estate, 13% of GDP comes from the real estate industry, and the aggregate value of U.S. commercial real estate is approximately…
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Watch Me Solve a REPE Technical Interview Modeling Test

What better way to spend some free time over the Thanksgiving holiday, than to record myself completing a real estate private equity technical interview exercise! While I've offered help with the real estate technical interview in the past,…
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Day in the Life: EVP/Asset Manager - Family Office

In this 'Day in the Life of a Commercial Real Estate Professional' post, we hear from an EVP/Asset Manager working at a Family Office in California where this person has been located for the last 2 years. This professional has been kind enough…
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Learning Real Estate Financial Modeling in Excel

We're often asked by our readers how we learned to be proficient in real estate financial modeling. The question usually arises because the person wants to know how to model real estate in Excel to either land a job in commercial real estate…
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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,…
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Compensation in Real Estate (United States 2018)

Several years ago, we published a careers in real estate series where we discussed the various job sectors, business fields, and job functions that exist in the real estate industry. Additionally, we broke down compensation in real estate (salary…
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Deep Dive - Sources of Capital: Real Estate Private Equity

Capital for commercial real estate investments is generally sourced from one or more of the following buckets: public equity, public debt, private equity, or private debt. In my experience, few people fully understand these four buckets of capital,…
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MBA or MRE? Why I Chose to Get Both and Some Considerations for What Might Be Right For You

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…
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A.CRE User Insights Survey

We need your help! As Adventures in CRE (A.CRE) has grown and evolved over the years, so have the needs of our readers. The challenge for Michael and I as we contemplate what new content to create, is knowing what resources will be most beneficial…
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Why I Chose a Masters in Real Estate over an MBA

Going back to graduate school is a huge commitment. First there's the admissions process, which means spending hours and hours studying for the GMAT or GRE, filling out lengthy admissions applications, writing dozens of mindless essays, preparing…
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Real Estate Salary and Benefits (United States 2017)

Several years ago, we published a careers in real estate series where we discussed the various job sectors, business fields, and job functions that exist in the real estate industry. Additionally, we broke down compensation in real estate (salary…
Spencer Burton with Michael Belasco at the Boardwalk Granite Park, Plano TX
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The Latest Adventures in CRE Initiatives

As has been our habit since starting Adventures in CRE a few years back, we try to keep our readers updated on our progress and direction. Many of you have been with us since the start and we've personally communicated with hundreds of you.…
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Landing Your First Analyst Job in Commercial Real Estate

That first job in real estate, most likely at the analyst-level, will be one of the most important jobs - if not the most important job - of your real estate career. Now don't misunderstand me. Failures can be overcome, wrong decisions can…