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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated December 2019)

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,…

The Fourth Major Asset Class

David Funk, a professor of mine and the former director of the Baker Program in Real Estate at Cornell University, recently published some interesting research into asset reallocation by institutional investors that more heavily favors commercial…

GE Capital to Sell RE Assets to Blackstone, Wells Fargo

GE is unwinding its financial companies, and as a consequence, is selling off its real estate assets. Blackstone and Wells Fargo have reportedly agreed to buy GE Capital's real estate assets for $23bn. This is the largest deal of its kind since…

Blackstone to Buy 2nd Tallest Building in U.S.

At $1.3bn, The Blackstone Group is set to become the next owner of the iconic Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago, IL. The group selling the building, bought it for $841mm in 2004. A few links with deal specifics: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-16/blackstone-group-agrees-to-buy-chicago-s-willis-tower http://www.benzinga.com/trading-ideas/long-ideas/15/03/5331305/blackstones-willis-tower-purchase-set-a-record-but-is-it-a-ba http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150306/NEWS12/150309828/blackstone-in-talks-to-buy-willis-tower-for-1-5-billion  

S&P: Real Estate to Become its Own Sector

As further evidence that real estate is fast becoming the fourth major institutional asset class, S&P has announced that it will create a new sector for the industry. "S&P Dow Jones Indices, a leading provider of financial market…

Summer 2014 Internship

Two years of formal real estate instruction is best complemented by real world application. By putting into practice the principles taught in the classroom, we as students truly internalize the concepts. The summer internship experience is one…
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Net Lease the Fifth Major Commercial Real Estate Type?

I read an interesting article in Globest.com this week talking about how demand for single tenant net lease properties is likely to remain high. That point is nothing new to those who've been watching net lease recently. However, what caught…