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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated February 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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List of A.CRE Accelerator Graduates (Updated March 2024)

This certifies that the following individuals have successfully completed the 17-course, A.CRE real estate financial modeling Accelerator. Having shown a proficiency in all aspects of real estate financial modeling and having demonstrated an…
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Announcing the Shine Associates Real Estate Financial Modeling Scholarship

We are excited to announce the launch of the Shine Associates Real Estate Financial Modeling Scholarship! Made in partnership with Shine Associates, this scholarship is set to fuel the dreams of the upcoming stars in commercial real estate.…
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Nuevo Contenido en Español (Actualizado Febrero 2024)

Ver y leer nuevo contenido en español. Este contenido ha sido creado por el equipo A.CRE para profesionales en la inversion inmobiliaria. Tutoriales, modelos financieros, educación, y mucho más.
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Ask Me Anything with A.CRE (Next Host – Spencer Burton)

We are thrilled to announce a brand-new initiative here at A.CRE to support your CRE journey: Ask Me Anything (AMA) with A.CRE. This new weekly series of live virtual events presents an opportunity for you to dive deeper into the world of CRE,…
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AI Tools for Commercial Real Estate (Feb 2024 Edition)

If you haven't noticed, we've been exploring use cases, training, and tools related to AI in commercial real estate a lot lately! The reason is that Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize the commercial real estate industry…
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Modeling a Property Tax Abatement in Real Estate (Updated Jan 2024)

We often field questions about how to model property tax abatements. It's a concept we cover in our the 'Advanced Modeling - Property and Portfolio' endorsement in our Accelerator real estate financial modeling training program and something…
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CRE Company Database and Career Tool (Updated Jan 2024)

So, why did we put together this comprehensive list of commercial real estate companies? Well, from my time spent in real estate executive recruiting space, I learned that we couldn’t help everyone. Candidates needed a very specific background…
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Understanding Untrended vs Trended Returns in Real Estate Analysis

We recently received an intriguing question in the Q&A section of the A.CRE Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator regarding the calculation of untrended and trended returns. As such, I’d like to take the opportunity to discuss it. First…
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Limitations of IRR When Evaluating Real Estate Investments

The internal rate of return is one of the most commonly used return metrics to analyze real estate investment opportunities. Simply put, the IRR is the anticipated, project-determined discount rate an investor is expected to earn over the life…
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Single Tenant NNN Lease Valuation Model (Updated Jan 2024)

I originally built this single tenant net lease (NNN) valuation Excel model back in 2016. Based on some feedback from a few of our readers, I've since made quite a few updates (see v2.0 updates video below). This model is an attempt to re-think…
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What to Look for in a 1031 Qualified Intermediary – A Real Estate Investor’s Checklist

With several decades of experience in commercial real estate, we've become adept at navigating the complexities of 1031 exchanges. Recognized as a powerful tool in the United States, 1031 exchanges allow for the compounding of lifetime real…
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Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms (Updated Dec 2023)

Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms Welcome to the A.CRE Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms, a practitioner's guide to the most common terms in CRE. This is an ever-growing list of commercial real estate terms and definitions that…
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1031 Exchange – List of Concepts and Terms

Welcome to our comprehensive list of concepts and terms common to the 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchange. This resource is crafted to help professionals, investors, and others understand the terms used as part of a 1031 exchange in real estate. The…
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LBO vs CRE Acquisition Models and Using LBO Structure to Acquire CRE

In the world of investment and finance, models play an integral role in guiding decision-making processes, evaluating risk, and forecasting returns. Two such influential models are the Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Model and the Commercial Real Estate…