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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated July 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. Important Note: We're updating and adding to the Accelerator every week. Since launch,…
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Making the Masters in Real Estate Decision

This topic has come up on Adventures in CRE various times over the years. I first blogged about my decision to pursue a Masters in Real Estate over an MBA five years ago. And last year Michael, discussed his thought process around getting dual…
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The “Secret” to Learning Real Estate Financial Modeling

Just like any skill in life, there are tips and tricks to learning that skill. Some suggestions are more helpful than others, although all contribute in some way. In this episode, we share one of the more valuable tips - what our marketing team…
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Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms (Updated Jun 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…
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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All You Need to Know About Real Estate Gross-Ups

"Gross-up" clauses have caused confusion, and occasionally consternation, amongst tenants signing commercial leases for the first time. While many tenants are happy to pay for building services they use on a daily basis, many are riled when…
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Watch Me Build – Capital Stack with Mezzanine Debt

One of the more difficult aspects of modeling a real estate development is figuring out how to handle equity and debt cash flows. This becomes all the more difficult when a second tranche of debt is introduced. In this Watch Me Build video,…
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Watch Me Build a Tenant Rollover Analysis Model

The feedback has been positive on the ‘Watch Me Build a Multifamily Model’ video I recorded earlier this year. So I thought I’d follow that up with another. This time I build a Real Estate Tenant Rollover Analysis Model and talk through…
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University of North Carolina – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The Kenan-Flagler Business School undergraduate Real Estate concentration and Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies Program as a whole has not only allowed me to receive educational and professional resources needed to break into…
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Watch Me Build a Multifamily Real Estate Model (Updated Feb 2020)

One way to become a better real estate financial modeling professional, is to watch other professionals model. I know in my career being able to physically see how others tackle different modeling problems has shaped my methods and made me better…
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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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University of California-Berkeley – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

U.C. Berkeley has a wonderful real estate community with members from all colleges on campus, expert faculty, and a plethora of extracurricular opportunities. I came into Berkeley as a pre-med student and fell in love with real estate through…