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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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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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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.…
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Graduate Real Estate Series: Harvard University’s Master’s in Real Estate Program

Harvard's degree in Real Estate and the Built Environment concentrates on four sub-areas: Design and Innovation in Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, and City Making and Urban Economics. In…
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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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Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis

When modeling real estate investments, industry practice is generally to stop at before-tax cash flow. And this makes sense in most instances. No two owners of real estate have the exact same tax situation and no two properties necessarily have…
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Marquette University – Undergraduate Real Estate Profile

The real estate program and the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University has helped me find a career path I am not only excited to pursue after graduation, but I know I will be successful in due to my time at Marquette. Although our…