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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Nov 2020)

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. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling topics in our blog,…
bite-sized real estate tutorials
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Bite-Sized CRE Lessons – A.CRE 30 Second Video Tutorials

As we continue to build out our A.CRE 101 series and our Glossary of Commercial Real Estate terms, we've started to supplement these initiatives with short (<30 second) video clips on how to do various CRE calculations and modeling tasks…
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Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms (Updated Nov 2020)

Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms Welcome to the new Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms on A.CRE. This will be an ever growing list of commercial real estate terms and definitions and we hope it will become a valuable resource…
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Texas Christian University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I entered TCU with curiosity about Real Estate and solidified that interest by becoming involved with the TCU Real Estate Club and attending all the events they put on. Being in the business school, after I completed all the core classes…
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A.CRE Mock Interview Workshop – Guide for Interviewers and Interviewees

The following is a guide for interviewers and interviewees scheduled to participate in an A.CRE co-sponsored Mock Interview Workshop. If you're a volunteer interviewer, thank you for taking the time to give back to students pursuing a career…
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Texas Tech University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas I had little exposure to real estate until I became interested through books and the internet during high school. My first exposure to real estate was the writings of Robert Kiyosaki and John L. Bowman.…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Harvard University’s Master’s in Real Estate Program

When I was applying to graduate schools, I was focused on the real estate programs at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Cambridge and a few misc. MBA programs (Yale SOM and Tuck). The MIT RE program is for much more experienced people,…
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University of Southern California – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Growing up in Los Angeles and in a real estate family, I was exposed to the real estate industry from a young age. With this background, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in real estate. When it came time to start thinking about a college…
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Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis

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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Marquette University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The real estate program and the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University has helped me find a career path I am not only excited to pursue after graduation, but I know I will be successful in due to my time at Marquette. Although our…
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McCombs School of Business – University of Texas – MBA Real Estate Profile

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin offers a robust Real Estate MBA experience for students looking to springboard their career in the commercial real estate industry. While the program is renowned for its…
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University of Pennsylvania – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I chose the University of Pennsylvania for a whole host of reasons. Firstly, their four school offerings give me a chance to study and meet people from different academic and professional disciplines and provides a refreshing experience in the…
Real Estate IRR Partitioning
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Watch Me Build – IRR Partitioning in Excel

In this post, I'd like to show you how to partition the internal rate of return of your real estate investment in Excel. I also throw in a quick equity multiple partition, to highlight how the time value of money affects your returns. I've recorded…