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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated February 2024)

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…
Sources and Uses
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Feb 2024)

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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Real Estate Sources and Uses of Capital Module (Updated Feb 2024)

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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Ground Lease Valuation Model (Updated Jan 2024)

The topic of ground leases has come up several times in the past few weeks. Numerous A.CRE readers have emailed to ask for a purpose-built Ground Lease Valuation Model. And I'm in the process of creating an Advanced Concepts Module for our real…
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Using an IRR Matrix to Determine Hold Period (Updated Dec 2023)

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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Actual + Forecast Construction Draw Schedule with S-Curve (Updated Dec 2023)

Several times in the last month, I've been asked to tackle an interesting real estate financial modeling challenge - pare actual construction draw cash flows with s-curve cash flow forecasts to create an Actuals + Forecast Construction Draw…
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Refinance Risk Analysis Tool in Excel (Updated Nov 2023)

Generally speaking, equity real estate investors spend their time modeling the upside while their debt partners spend their time modeling the downside. Equity investors generally focus on an investment's internal rate of return, cash-on-cash…
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1031 Exchange – Overview and Analysis Tool

A 1031 Exchange, or Like-kind Exchange, is a strategy in which a real estate investor can defer both capital gains tax and depreciation recapture tax upon the sale of a property and use that money, which has not been taxed, to purchase a like-kind…
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Commercial Real Estate Lease Analysis Tool (Updated Jul 2023)

The topic of analyzing commercial real estate leases from the perspective of the landlord and/or tenant has come up several times over the years. And while I generally respond to requests for new models or tools at A.CRE, I've been hesitant…
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Create A Dynamic Revenue Row to Calculate Multiple Tenant Leases (Updated Nov 2022)

I recently received an email from one of our readers asking how to create a dynamic revenue row for a pro forma that can capture rent changes for multiple tenants. I thought that this would make a great post for the site and would be a good…
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Linear Mortgage Payment Schedule Tool (Updated Oct 2022)

We recently shared a new modeling test to our library of real estate case studies entitled UK Debt Advisory Firm Modeling Test. In that case study, the test asked the real estate professional to analyze the returns of three different debt options.…
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The Advanced Mortgage Amortization Module (Updated Jul 2022)

In recent months, I've been working on an advanced real estate investment amortization table with interest-only capability, fixed and variable interest rates, multiple interest calculation methods (i.e. 30/360, Actual/Actual, Actual/365, Actual/360),…
a shopping center with robust sales and low occupancy cost
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Tenant Sales and Occupancy Cost in Retail Underwriting (UPDATED JUNE 2022)

When underwriting a retail investment, rollover risk is an incredibly important consideration. You, as a prospective debt or equity investor in the property, need to understand how secure the cash flows you're buying are; or in other words,…
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Publicly Traded Tenant Analysis Tool (Updated May 2022)

In this post and corresponding video, I am going to walk you through a revamped tenant health worksheet that I shared a long time ago on the site. I spent some time giving it a makeover and decided to put together a video walkthrough for it. Publicly…
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Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis (Updated May 2022)

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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Real Estate Debt Module in Excel (Updated May 2022)

I thought I'd share the real estate debt module I built for the ARGUS alternative in Excel that I've been working on over the last few months. Most debt modules I've seen in real estate financial models only include the ability to model…