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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated July 2021)

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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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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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…
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Villanova University- Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

If I were to rewind four years and ask high-school-me what real estate was, I would have given 2021-me an empty stare and a vague explanation about selling homes. Growing up, I wanted to be an architect. But toward the end of high school,…
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San Diego State University – Fowler College of Business – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University has a multitude of successful programs to choose from. The most attractive program to me when I was applying to schools was the Real Estate Major Program. Being from San Diego and…
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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…