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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated November 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,…
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Single Family Residential Investment Analysis Model (Updated 11.11.2019)

Pre-2008, I bought and sold my fair share of single family homes - both for investment purposes (rental or flips) and to live in. In those days, almost everyone was "investing" in residential real estate - hence the market crash. I personally…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated 11.9.19)

As many of you recall, in 2015 I set out to build an Excel alternative to the widely-used (and now discontinued) ARGUS DCF. With career moves and a lot of other A.CRE-related side projects, this undertaking has been slow going. Alas, in 2016…
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Commercial Mortgage Loan Analysis Model

Over the years, I've received various requests to augment our library of real estate Excel models to include a model for underwriting and analyzing commercial mortgage loans. Specifically, people have asked for a tool to calculate the loan amount…
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A.CRE Self Storage Development Model (Updated 10.30.2019)

We've received numerous requests over the years for a Self Storage Development Model in Excel. With strong investment and development activity in this niche property type, I recognize a self storage model on A.CRE is long overdue. But with so…
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Hotel Development Model

Excited to share the new A.CRE Hotel Development Model with everyone. As evidenced by the numerous requests we have gotten for this over the years, this model is long overdue so I'm quite happy to get it out there finally. At the core, the…
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Real Estate Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist

Most of the Excel tools we share on Adventures in CRE are real estate financial models, but occasionally we'll venture into building other CRE-related tools. Over the past several months, I've been working on a real estate acquisition checklist…
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Excel Pro Forma for Flipping Houses (Updated Oct. 2019)

Before moving to the principal side of the business, I began my career as a self-described real estate investment specialist, largely working as a land broker but dabbling in other areas including the popular "single-family flip" space. In all…
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated 10.14.2019)

I originally uploaded this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool to our library of real estate financial analysis models in 2016. Over the years, I've continued to update it as suggestions, comments, and requests…
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Condominium Development Model (Updated 10.10.19)

After posting the construction draw module that demonstrates how to calculate the true LTC of a development loan, I decided that since we have yet to publish a condo development model, to build upon that module to create one. This condominium…
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Hotel Acquisition Model - The Basic Model (Updated 10.9.2019)

The initial goal for the original Hotel Acquisition Model was to design a hotel proforma that would enable users to get deep into the weeds of practically every line item in their hotel analysis. Although I am super happy with how that hotel…
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Watch Me Build a Residential Land Development Model

Over the years, we've created a sizable library of Watch Me Build videos covering Excel models for various real estate investment and property types. However, we've yet to create a Watch Me Build involving for-sale product. So this weekend,…
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Residential Land Development Pro Forma (Updated 9.28.2019)

As many of you know, I started my career in residential land development first as a broker and later as a principal. During that time I built my fair share of residential land development Excel pro formas, modeling returns and forecasting cash…
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A.CRE Value-Add Apartment Acquisition Model (Updated 9.24.19)

We've shared a handful of apartment models over the years. Several of those are capable of analyzing apartment acquisitions (e.g. All-in-One, Apartment Valuation Model), but none was built for the express purpose of modeling value-add apartment…
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Tutorials for A.CRE Value-Add Apartment Acquisition Model

As promised, I'm following up the release of the A.CRE Value-Add Apartment Acquisition model with a series of walk-throughs and tutorials to help you better understand the various elements of the model. The tutorials start with the basics -…
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Real Estate Equity Waterfall Model - Monthly Periods (Updated 9.14.2019)

When I decided to share my real estate equity waterfall model in Excel, I never imagined it would be as popular as it has. The model has been downloaded thousands times and many of you have written to extend your thanks for sharing. It is gratifying…