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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated June 2024)

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

The internal rate of return (IRR) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) are both metrics used to analyze investment returns. They're both commonly used in commercial real estate financial modeling, but what's the difference? When should you…
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Case Study #11 – Residential Development Business Model: Build And Sell (Case + Solution)

This residential development case study explores the strategic planning and execution of Pinkstone Group's latest project, Serene Homes, amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. As remote working becomes the norm and the demand for quality…
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Case Study #10 – Class A Industrial Warehouse + Rooftop Solar PV Plant (Case + Solution)

This case study explores a development of a 40-acre warehouse in Kasara, near Nashik, India. This industrial case study combines rental income with solar energy initiatives. In this article, we'll examine the financial strategies, including…
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Obstacles and Opportunities in the Colombian Real Estate Market: What the Smart City Expo Taught Us

During the celebration of the Smart City Expo 2023 in Bogota, Colombia, we were presented with valuable opportunities to learn and have a better understanding of the country's real estate market. This outstanding event brought together experts,…
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How This Land Aggregation Strategy Helps Developers Raise More Debt and Scale Up Fast

Let's talk land aggregation strategy. Consider this, you have put together a portfolio of some great opportunistic development deals, each with immense upside potential. All you need is the initial big chunk of investment in land to get started.…
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How to draw-up 3-part Financial Statements from your CRE Financial Model

Sometimes, your investors will want to see financial statements. Though this is usually something left to accounting, it's not a difficult thing for you to draft up on your own. It actually just takes the simple steps of familiarizing yourself…
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Why CRE Deals May be Better Off Following a Project Finance Structure

In this article, we discuss the anatomy of two business structures - Project Finance and Corporate Finance - and why a Project Finance Structure is best suited for CRE deals by making the fund management process more investor friendly. How…
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Land Equity – Collaborative Development Strategies with the Landowner

In this article, we'll talk about land equity development strategies where the landowner contributes their land to the partnership. In these situations, land ownership is either immediately conveyed or deferred until development is complete.…