A.CRE Models

Does A.CRE provide consulting services or model customization?

Unfortunately, with full-time jobs, families, and A.CRE to manage, Spencer and Michael are unable to take on consulting engagements. With that said, quite a few A.CRE Accelerator graduates do provide independent real estate financial modeling consulting services and many of those individuals are versed in the models shared to A.CRE.

*Click here to browse the list of individuals able to take on consulting engagements.

 

* Important Disclaimer: Adventures in CRE provides this list of real estate financial modeling professionals as a free service to you and to the individuals herein. It does not earn a referral fee nor commission, and is not party to any agreement that you may make with any individual named herein. We are not responsible or liable for any work, nor do we participate in any work, produced by individuals within this document. Although all individuals herein have completed the A.CRE real estate financial modeling Accelerator and have represented to us to have experience in this field, we have not independently verified their claims.

Can I download real estate Excel models without taking the Accelerator?

Yes. Adventures in CRE was started as a medium for Spencer and Michael to openly share their (growing) library of institutional-quality real estate Excel models. The Accelerator training program was launched years later, in response to requests from A.CRE readers asking for more comprehensive and structured training.

Nevertheless, A.CRE’s mission of making industry-standard models readily available to all continues. New models continue to be added to the library and existing models are regularly updated, thanks to the feedback from A.CRE readers such as yourself!

Browse the world’s largest library of readily available real estate Excel models

What do the Terms and Condition state for use of your models in CRE?

First as background, Spencer and Michael build and share models on Adventures in CRE more as educational tools than as investment tools. Nevertheless, they recognize that many of the models have been sufficiently vetted that they can very much serve both purposes. Thus, we created the terms of use for how the models might be used outside of educational purposes and made clear that models likely contain errors.

Adventures in CRE provides great leeway in how the models are used, in that you can share and edit the models as you see fit so long as:

  1. You don’t resell the Excel model or any of the modules therein.
  2. When you share the file, you continue to credit the original authors. That means, keeping the Version tab in the Workbook.
  3. You don’t use the file for illegal purposes.

So in practice, what the above means is that the outcomes of your analysis can go in OMs and be shared with lenders/ investors, etc without issue. And no credit is necessary in that sharing, since you’re sharing the outcomes, not that actual files. When/if you share the actual Excel file, or some derivative of the Excel file, just make sure you leave the Version tab unchanged in the Workbook and you’re good to go.

Where do I find tutorials for the All-in-One and other Excel Models?

All models shared to our Library of Real Estate Excel models include written and video instruction for using the model. Some models includes those tutorials directly on the model’s description page, while others include a separate tutorials page with multiple video tutorials.

Here are a few examples of comprehensive training materials created for models:

To find the training material for any model, simply read through that models description page.

Can I use your models as a foundation and add other things?

Yes, all of our models are unlocked and fully customizable. If you adapt our models and choose to use that adaptation professionally, we only ask that you follow the terms and conditions of use agreed to upon downloading the model. Namely:

  • The users agree not to charge others for use of the software, regardless of whether users have altered and/or improved the software in anyway.
  • In any use of the software, the users agree to acknowledge the www.AdventuresinCRE.com authors that developed the software.
  • The users agree to obey all government restrictions governing redistribution or export of the software.
  • The users agree to reproduce any copyright notice which appears on the software and documentation on any copy or modification of such made available to others.
  • The user agrees to not modify, delete, or password protect access to the Versions tab, and any use of an A.CRE model, whether in part or in whole, must include a copy of the Version tab for that model used, modified, adapted, or shared by user.
Excel crashes (or says the file is corrupt) when trying to open an Excel model

When an Excel model crashes upon opening, or when Excel returns a “the file is corrupt and cannot be opened” error message upon attempting to open a model, it’s generally due to one of two issues:

  • You’re running a version of Excel incompatible with the model. Make sure you’re running Excel 2013 or newer.
  • A security setting on your system is blocking the file. Here are a few options for correcting the security setting:

https://www.easeus.com/resource/the-file-is-corrupted-and-cannot-be-opened.html

I can’t find the download link to my model.

Once you purchase/request to download a model via the model’s download checkout page, you should receive a download link via email. Occasionally, that email will get routed to spam or blocked by your ISP. In either case, you can also find all models you purchase/request in your ‘A.CRE My Downloads‘ page.

How do I download an Excel model? Why are models offered on a “Pay What You’re Able” basis?

The team at A.CRE has built the world’s largest library of readily accessible real estate Excel models. In fact, this was A.CRE’s initial primary mission – to make institutional-quality models available to all. As a result, we provide all Excel models in our Library on a “Pay What You’re Able” basis, with no minimum.

To download a model from our library:

  1. Browse the library for the model that’s right fit for you.
  2. Click on the model to read the description page; all models include written and video tutorials (either on the description page or on a separate page) on how to use it.
  3. In the description page of the model, find and click the green “Proceed to Download Page” button.
  4. On the model download page, choose either the ‘Free (Educational Use)’ or ‘Paid (Unlimited Downloads + Updates)’ option and then enter a price. A.CRE readers who choose to support the mission of A.CRE by choosing the Paid version of the model, are provided unlimited downloads and lifetime updates of that model. Otherwise, there is no difference between the Educational and Paid versions of the model.
  5. Once you’ve set the price, enter your name and email and click ‘Complete Checkout’ at the bottom of the page.

A link to the model will then be added to your A.CRE My Downloads page and emailed directly to you.