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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Nov 2022)

Prior to launching the Accelerator program, Michael and I fielded email after email requesting a more structured real estate financial modeling training program on the site. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling…
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Letter of Intent for Commercial Industrial Purchase

Today we are going to walk through what is usually the first legal document that is presented to the seller of an industrial property, the Letter of Intent. This article will help you understand each of the entries to include, as well as the…
Confidentiality Agreement Signing
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Real Estate Confidentiality Agreement

In this article and video, we are going to walk through a real estate Confidentiality Agreement that is suitable for a listing broker to distribute to a potential purchaser of a commercial multi-family property.  We’ll cover who the parties…
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Industrial Purchase and Sales Agreement

This article outlines specific legal concerns related to an Industrial Purchase and Sales Agreement. We’re going to include escrow instructions as we believe this is common for title and escrow services to be combined. This was actually used…
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Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis (UPDATED MAY 2022)

When modeling real estate investments, industry practice is generally to stop at before-tax cash flow. And this makes sense in most instances. No two owners of real estate have the exact same tax situation and no two properties necessarily have…
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Analyzing Value-Add Investments in Real Estate Using Yield-on-Cost

So a question recently came in around why a commercial real estate investor would use the Yield-on-Cost metric to assess a value-add real estate investment. This question came on the heals of several other questions also related to development…
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Deep Dive: Understanding Acquisitions: The Letter of Intent (LOI)

The Letter of Intent - Legal Issues The letter of intent is a critical document that is written up at the beginning of a potential real estate transaction between either a prospective buyer and seller or a prospective tenant and landlord.…