• THE DEEP DIVE

    Exploring complex topics in commercial real estate

  • THE DEEP DIVE

    Exploring complex topics in commercial real estate

Why Your IRR and XIRR are Different (Updated June 2024)

June 5, 2024/by Michael Belasco

Ground Lease Valuation Model (Updated May 2024)

May 29, 2024/by Spencer Burton

Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis (Updated May 2024)

May 29, 2024/by Spencer Burton

Using Geometric Mean (or CAGR) as an Alternative to IRR (Updated May 2024)

May 23, 2024/by Padmaa Iyer

Entry-Level Position in Real Estate: Breaking Through the No Experience Barrier

May 16, 2024/by Spencer Burton

Case Study #11 – Residential Development Business Model: Build And Sell (Case + Solution)

May 14, 2024/by Padmaa Iyer

Timing of Preferred Return vs Return of Capital in an Equity Waterfall with IRR Hurdles (Updated May 2024)

May 10, 2024/by Spencer Burton

Creating a Strong Relationship with Brokers

May 9, 2024/by James Nelson

Deep Dive: Careers in Commercial Real Estate (Updated May 2024)

May 8, 2024/by Spencer Burton

The Definitive Guide to Microsoft Excel for Real Estate (Updated Apr 2024)

April 25, 2024/by Spencer Burton

Case Study #10 – Class A Industrial Warehouse + Rooftop Solar PV Plant (Case + Solution)

March 19, 2024/by Padmaa Iyer

Modeling a Property Tax Abatement in Real Estate (Updated Jan 2024)

January 23, 2024/by Spencer Burton

CRE Company Database and Career Tool (Updated Jan 2024)

January 18, 2024/by Tucker Wells

Understanding Untrended vs Trended Returns in Real Estate Analysis

January 17, 2024/by Arturo Parada

Limitations of IRR When Evaluating Real Estate Investments

January 15, 2024/by Michael Belasco

LBO vs CRE Acquisition Models and Using LBO Structure to Acquire CRE

December 14, 2023/by A.CRE

8 Considerations When Reviewing a Broker’s Financial Model Setup

December 7, 2023/by James Nelson

Superforecasting in Commercial Real Estate: Key Disciplines to Master

November 20, 2023/by Spencer Burton

The Road To A Stabilized NOI – Underwriting Real Estate Concessions

November 9, 2023/by Arturo Parada

The Road To A Stabilized NOI – Vacancy And Credit Loss In Real Estate Underwriting

October 10, 2023/by Arturo Parada

Exploring Optionality in Commercial Real Estate (Written by AI)

September 26, 2023/by A.CRE

The Road to Stabilized NOI – Loss to Lease in Multifamily Property Underwriting

September 6, 2023/by Arturo Parada

Using ChatGPT as a Real Estate Analyst – Sales Comp Analysis (Updated Aug 2023)

August 2, 2023/by Spencer Burton

How to Select the Most Applicable Real Estate Comps

August 1, 2023/by James Nelson

Obstacles and Opportunities in the Colombian Real Estate Market: What the Smart City Expo Taught Us

July 12, 2023/by Emilio Tovar

Takeaways from the Trammell Crow Company Memo from 1989 – Learning from a Market Collapse

June 8, 2023/by A.CRE

Using ChatGPT as a Real Estate Analyst to Create a Lease Abstract

June 5, 2023/by Spencer Burton

Pathway to Career Success: CRE Alumni Associations, Networking, and Giving Back with Chad Hagle | S3SP19

May 30, 2023/by A.CRE

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

May 22, 2023/by Spencer Burton

Using Development Spread in Real Estate Analysis

May 18, 2023/by Arturo Parada

How to Win a Real Estate Case Competition | S3SP18

May 11, 2023/by A.CRE

Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Build the ‘Excel 4 CRE’ Add-In

May 1, 2023/by Spencer Burton

From Ukraine: Pursuing a CRE Dream In Time of Conflict | S3SP17

April 26, 2023/by A.CRE

Static Debt Yield or Dynamic Debt Yield?

April 26, 2023/by Arturo Parada

Diversifying the Face of CRE with SEO | S3SP16

April 25, 2023/by A.CRE

Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Create Complex Excel Logic

April 17, 2023/by Spencer Burton

Advice From a Seasoned CRE Pro During Times of Economic Uncertainty with Jeremiah Boucher | S3SP15

March 29, 2023/by A.CRE

Stablewood Properties – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

March 23, 2023/by A.CRE

Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Research Real Estate Data

February 27, 2023/by Spencer Burton

Transitioning From Employee to Commercial Real Estate Entrepreneur with Kyle Keene | S3SP14

February 8, 2023/by A.CRE

MarketSpace Capital – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

February 2, 2023/by A.CRE

Streamlining Asset Management with RE Analytics | S3SP13

January 26, 2023/by A.CRE

How This Land Aggregation Strategy Helps Developers Raise More Debt and Scale Up Fast

January 12, 2023/by Padmaa Iyer

Letter of Intent for Multifamily Real Estate

January 11, 2023/by Ron Rohde

The A.CRE Method for Doing Cap Rate Math in Your Head

December 26, 2022/by Michael Belasco

Impact Development – Doing Good While Doing Well with Brian Murray | S3SP12

December 8, 2022/by A.CRE

Letter of Intent for Commercial Industrial Purchase

November 30, 2022/by Ron Rohde

Blue Lake Capital – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

November 10, 2022/by A.CRE

Pilot-Legacy Private Equity Group – A.CRE Real Estate Sponsor Series

November 3, 2022/by A.CRE

How to draw-up 3-part Financial Statements from your CRE Financial Model

October 6, 2022/by Padmaa Iyer

Streamlining Commercial Real Estate Asset Management with Dottid | S3SP11

September 29, 2022/by A.CRE

Why Manufactured Housing Communities (MHCs) are the safest investment in real estate with Brandt Foster | S3SP10

August 25, 2022/by A.CRE

Leveraging Data & Technology to Streamline Real Estate Debt Procurement With Yaakov Zar and Sammy Greenwall | S3SP9

August 18, 2022/by A.CRE

Real Estate Confidentiality Agreement

August 2, 2022/by Ron Rohde

Why CRE Deals May be Better Off Following a Project Finance Structure

July 5, 2022/by Padmaa Iyer

Industrial Purchase and Sales Agreement

June 9, 2022/by Ron Rohde

Tenant Sales and Occupancy Cost in Retail Underwriting (UPDATED JUNE 2022)

June 2, 2022/by Spencer Burton

Land Equity – Collaborative Development Strategies with the Landowner

April 13, 2022/by Padmaa Iyer

Underwriting a Tenant with Private Credit

February 15, 2022/by Spencer Burton

Using “Money Ball” Strategies In Commercial Real Estate With Brandon Taubman | S3SP4

December 16, 2021/by A.CRE

The Blind Job Application in Real Estate

November 23, 2021/by Tucker Wells

Data-Driven Self Storage Strategy With Drew Dolan | S3SP3

November 4, 2021/by A.CRE

Transition into CRE in your late 20’s or early 30’s

November 2, 2021/by Tucker Wells

Perfecting Your Strategy, Process, & Product With Scott Choppin | S3SP2

October 28, 2021/by A.CRE

Leveling Up as a CRE Entrepreneur With Mark Rios | S3SP1

October 21, 2021/by A.CRE

Are You Thinking About Leaving Your Job?

October 5, 2021/by Tucker Wells

Staying Connected to CRE Professionals

September 23, 2021/by Tucker Wells

What makes for a bad real estate job candidate?

September 8, 2021/by Tucker Wells

Deep Dive – Land Acquisition and Assemblage

June 23, 2021/by Spencer Burton

Analyzing Value-Add Investments in Real Estate Using Yield-on-Cost

August 25, 2020/by Spencer Burton

How to Run Monte Carlo Simulations in Excel

September 2, 2019/by Spencer Burton

30/360, Actual/365, and Actual/360 – How Lenders Calculate Interest on CRE Loans – Some Important Insights

August 7, 2019/by Michael Belasco

Through The Entitlement Process: Identifying Risks and Strategies For Mitigation

June 4, 2019/by Michael Belasco

Hold-Sell Analysis in Real Estate

February 18, 2019/by Spencer Burton

Deep Dive: Understanding Acquisitions: The Letter of Intent (LOI)

February 4, 2019/by Michael Belasco

Deep Dive – Sources of Capital: Real Estate Private Equity

October 23, 2018/by Spencer Burton

Deep Dive: The IRR and XIRR – Fully and Simply Explained (Part 2)

July 3, 2018/by Michael Belasco

Deep Dive: The IRR and XIRR – Fully and Simply Explained

June 1, 2018/by Michael Belasco

Build Your Future: Considerations for an MBA Real Estate Program

May 30, 2017/by A.CRE

The State of Real Estate Crowdfunding

December 11, 2016/by Spencer Burton

How to Use the Apartment Acquisition Model’s Monte Carlo Simulation Module

February 21, 2016/by Spencer Burton

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