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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated June 2021)

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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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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Real Estate Development Due Diligence Checklist

Last year, I shared a Real Estate Acquisition Due Diligence Checklist that was quite popular. Soon after its release, we began getting requests for a similar tool, but for development deals. So allow me to share a Real Estate Development Due…
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Apartment Acquisition Model with Monte Carlo Simulation Module (Updated Jan 2021)

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…
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Using Excel’s New LAMBDA Feature to Create Custom Functions for Real Estate Financial Modeling

In December 2020, Excel rolled out a new featured called LAMBDA as part of the Office Insiders (i.e. beta) program. This feature allows the user to create custom functions, which can greatly reduce duplicative formulas and reduce errors. Well…
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Multifamily (Apartment) Acquisition Model (Updated Dec 2020)

Our library of real estate Excel models has a variety of decent apartment models, including our All-in-One model and our Apartment Development Model - both robust models in their own right. However, if you're looking for a straight multifamily…
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Simple Acquisition Model for Office, Retail, Industrial Properties (Updated Dec 2020)

A few years back, on a sleepy 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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S-Curve Forecasting in Real Estate Development (Updated Dec 2020)

One of the reasons Michael and I blog, is to force ourselves to be continually learning. I built the first version of my real estate waterfall model, because I wanted to better understand the mechanics of modeling an equity waterfall with IRR…
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Single Tenant NNN Lease Valuation Model (Updated Dec 2020)

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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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Nov 2020)

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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Commercial Mortgage Loan Analysis Model (Updated Nov 2020)

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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Using an IRR Matrix to Determine Hold Period

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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DateDif: The “Secret” Excel Formula (Updated 11.14.2020)

For one reason or another, there is a perfectly functioning and pretty valuable formula that can be utilized in Excel that Microsoft has chosen to exclude from Excel's list of functions: the DateDif function. This function is a valuable…
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Hotel Development Model (Updated 11.4.2020)

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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Use the A.CRE Geocoding Excel Add-in to Auto-Populate Latitude and Longitude in Excel

The A.CRE Geocoding Excel Add-in uses the Google Geocoding API to automatically convert a given address to latitude and longitude coordinates, or to convert a given latitude and longitude coordinate to an address. The add-in makes auto-populating…
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Forecasting After-Tax Cash Flow in Real Estate Analysis

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…