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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Apr 2021)

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,…
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Brigham Young University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

I chose Brigham Young University for a few reasons: My church sponsors the education, so I knew it would be a spiritually centered atmosphere. The educators are world-class. Our dean comes from Harvard’s business school along with…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: University at Buffalo MSRED

The Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) at the University at Buffalo is a three-semester program that teaches real estate development and investment to aspiring and advancing professionals, with the resurgent City of Buffalo…
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Calculate Residual Land Value in Excel

Here's the scenario. You're a real estate developer. You spot a prime parcel of land that would be perfect for your real estate project. So you approach the owner of the land about selling and she says, "Okay, bring me an offer." How much do…
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Ohio State University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Miles – “Coming out of high school I knew that I wanted to study finance and that I wanted to go to a big school that would expose me to a diverse set of people, companies, and career paths. As I started to look at my options, I paid…
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Indiana University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Before coming to Indiana University I was somewhat aware of the Real Estate Program but had no idea how extensive the program is. Like many undergraduate students I was eager to involve myself in extracurricular clubs but was unsure where…
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Best Practices in Real Estate Financial Modeling (Updated Mar 2021)

Before you use one of our real estate financial models (i.e. Excel templates), or before you set out to build your own real estate analysis tool in Excel, it's important to keep in mind a few real estate financial modeling best practices. This…
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Glossary of Commercial Real Estate Terms (Updated Mar 2021)

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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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…
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Keyboard Shortcuts I Use Constantly When Modeling in Excel (Formatting)

The more you model real estate in Microsoft Excel, the faster and more accurate you become - and hopefully as a consequence the more valuable you become to real estate employers and investors. Part of the process of mastering real estate financial…
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University of Denver – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The Daniels College of Business and specifically the Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management gave me unique experiences that positioned me to thrive in the real estate industry post-graduation. The Burns School…
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University of Wisconsin-Madison – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Perspectives on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Real Estate Undergraduate Degree The Real Estate and Urban Land Economics major in the Wisconsin School of Business promotes a well-rounded and in-depth learning experience for its students.…
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Adventures In CRE’s Events Calendar

We have begun to compile a calendar of events for some of the more well known trade organizations in the industry in order to give our readers a one stop place to find out about events that are happening throughout the US and internationally.…
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The Earnest Money Deposit – From Contract to Close Series

https://youtu.be/BIrK6pfvqGA What is an Earnest Money Deposit The earnest money deposit, also known as the good faith deposit or good faith money, is a sum of money that gets deposited by the buyer of a property into an escrow account…