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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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University of Houston – C.T. Bauer College of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

My story is somewhat unique from the others presented here, yet relatable to many. I didn’t enter college as a business major. If you asked me when I was a high-school senior or college freshman about my career goals, commercial real estate…
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University of Guelph – Lang School of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Growing up in Canada, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to stay in Canada for my post-secondary school education. Growing up in a real estate family, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the real estate industry. I applied to the…
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Georgia State University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Georgia State University is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta and provides education to more than 51,000 students. One of the school's most significant value add components is its proximity to business districts and the downtown…
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Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University – MBA Real Estate Profile

When I was considering attending an MBA program, I was looking for three main things: 1. A top tier academic school with a robust set of real estate course offerings 2. A collaborative, high-achieving, and fun-loving student body to enhance…
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Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto – MBA Real Estate Profile

I chose the University of Toronto Rotman MBA for three main reasons: course structure, teaching caliber, and location in Toronto’s city center. I have a background in Architecture – in my MBA, I wanted to develop a business skillset…
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College of Charleston – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The College of Charleston is a Liberal Arts School with a Business School, which can often be hard to find. As a student who wanted to focus on real estate, the Commercial Real Estate Finance program really stood out. When researching other…
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Using Excel’s New LAMBDA Feature to Create Custom Functions for Real Estate Financial Modeling

In December 2020, Excel rolled out a new featured called LAMBDA as part of the Office Insiders (i.e. beta) program. This feature allows the user to create custom functions, which can greatly reduce duplicative formulas and reduce errors. Well…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: University of Miami MRED+U

When a mentor suggested the University of Miami I was apprehensive to even look at the program. Being from a small part of New England, Miami felt a world away. Without knowing much about the city, I immediately felt intimidated and averse to…
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S-Curve Forecasting in Real Estate Development (Updated Dec 2020)

One of the reasons Michael and I blog, is to force ourselves to be continually learning. I built the first version of my real estate waterfall model, because I wanted to better understand the mechanics of modeling an equity waterfall with IRR…
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Single Tenant NNN Lease Valuation Model (Updated Dec 2020)

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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The Definitive Guide to Microsoft Excel for Real Estate

Microsoft Excel is the primary tool used by real estate financial modeling professionals. Even while numerous non-Excel alternatives have attempted to de-throne Excel, the 35+ year-old software has shown to be surprisingly resilient to competition.…
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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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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.…