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The Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator

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. Over the years, we've covered hundreds of real estate modeling topics in our blog;…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Model for Underwriting Development and Acquisitions (Updated 1.9.19)

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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A.CRE Hotel Valuation Model in Excel (Updated 01.03.19)

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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Loan Payment Schedule and Balance Tracking Tool

A childhood friend called me this week and asked for a favor. He is the lender on a private real estate loan and was wanting a way to personally service the loan. Namely, he needed a tool to issue monthly invoices, track the principal vs interest…
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Simple Acquisition Model for Office, Retail, Industrial Properties (Updated 12.18.2018)

A few years back, on a sleep Saturday afternoon while my kids were busy eating Halloween candy, I decided to create a simple real estate acquisition model in Excel for office, retail, and industrial deals. Since then, I've made various…
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A.CRE Self Storage Development Model

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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A.CRE Apartment Development Model (Updated 11.28.2018)

For several years now, our library of real estate models has been lacking a robust ground-up apartment development model. Sure, our All-in-One (Ai1) model has the capability to model multifamily development deals, but it's more a generalist…
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Tutorials for the A.CRE Apartment Development Model

As promised, I'm following up the release of the A.CRE Apartment Development 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 - a guide to…
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Real Estate Portfolio Valuation Model (Updated 11.24.2018)

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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Apartment Acquisition Model with Monte Carlo Simulation Module (Updated 11.13.2018)

We have a few stochastic modeling tools for real estate on the website, but none as robust as this Apartment Acquisition Model with Monte Carlo Simulation Module. I originally built the model in 2016 by taking my standard apartment acquisition…