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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Sep 2022)

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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Using an IRR Matrix to Determine Hold Period (Updated Sep 2022)

When building a real estate financial pro forma, it's important to model for and include a summary of various return and risk metrics. Among the different return metrics, the internal rate of return (IRR) - both on an unlevered and levered…
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A.CRE Hotel Valuation Model in Excel (Updated Sept 2022)

I am excited to introduce our new Hotel Valuation (Acquisition) Model to underwrite both stabilized and value-add hotel opportunities. This hotel pro forma is designed to allow users to do everything from a quick back of the envelope exercise…
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Real Estate Portfolio Valuation Model (Updated Aug 2022)

I built, and would like to share, a real estate portfolio model for valuing a portfolio of up to 30 properties. This is a "roll-up" model, meaning you will need to model your unlevered (before financing) property-level cash flows in a separate…
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Self Storage Acquisition Model (Updated Aug 2022)

I've spent the past few weekends working on a purpose-built Self Storage Acquisition Model, and I'm now happy to share the result of that work with you. This is a model that's been requested by quite a few A.CRE readers over the past few years.…
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Real Estate Confidentiality Agreement

In this article and video, we are going to walk through a real estate Confidentiality Agreement that is suitable for a listing broker to distribute to a potential purchaser of a commercial multi-family property.  We’ll cover who the parties…
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A.CRE Value-Add Apartment Acquisition Model (Updated Jul 2022)

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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Single Tenant NNN Lease Valuation Model (Updated Jun 2022)

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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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated May 2022)

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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Physical Occupancy Calculation Model for Real Estate (UPDATED MAY 2022)

As many of you know, I'm in the midst of moving my family from Milwaukee to Dallas, and quite frankly I'm getting sick of eating out and sleeping in hotel rooms. So what better way to unwind from hours of whining kids and tiresome travel, than…
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Single Family Rental Proforma (Updated April 2022)

With all the continued and growing interest in single family rentals these past few years, I decided to spend some time these past few days diving into building a single family rental proforma. Prior to getting underway, and what we encourage…
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Single Family Residential Investment Analysis Model (Updated Feb 2022)

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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Pro Forma For Multifamily Renovation (Updated 11.17.2021)

I'm excited to share the Pro Forma for Multifamily Renovation model with all of you. This multifamily renovation model is made to analyze value add apartment acquisition opportunities and has a lot of functionality that is meant to provide you…
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Real Estate Sources and Uses of Capital Module

An important component in any acquisition, development, and value-add model is the Sources and Uses of Capital section. Of course, how the sources and uses are modeled and how those cash flows are visualized will vary from one model to the next.…
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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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Using Boolean Logic to Model Multiple Generations of Tenant Improvements

Arguably the most powerful, and least appreciated and understood, functionality in Excel is its use of boolean logic. Or in other words, the use of TRUE and FALSE binary logic. This form of logic can be used to dramatically simplify formulas…