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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Enrollment Open)

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 5.17.19)

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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Understanding Treatment of Time 0 in the All-in-One Model

I received a very astute question/concern from a user of our All-in-One(Ai1) model in our Ai1 Support Forum late last month. I initially set out to answer the question in writing, but the more I thought about my response, the more I concluded…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #10 - Underwriting a Value-Add Office Investment

This walkthrough, our tenth in the series, takes you through the entire process of underwriting a hypothetical office value-add opportunity using the All-in-One (Ai1) Model. This walkthrough comes as a response to a question we recently received…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #9 - Print Mode and the IRR Matrix Report

This walkthrough, our ninth in the series, touches on the newly added (beta v0.5.3) 'Print Mode' and IRR Matrix Report in our All-in-One (Ai1) model. Print mode further enhances the printability of the model while the IRR Matrix Report adds…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #8 - Tenancy Analysis Report for Office, Retail, and Industrial

This walkthrough, our eight in the series, explains how the Tenancy Analysis report for office, retail, and industrial real estate underwriting works in our All-in-One (Ai1) model. The Tenancy Analysis report includes a tenant rollover schedule,…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #7 - Ground Lease Valuation Module

This walkthrough, our seventh in the series, explains how the Ground Lease Valuation Module works and how to implement this tool into your analysis. The All-in-One Model includes two methods to account for a ground lease. The first is to simply…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #6 - Underwriting a Hypothetical Multifamily Acquisition

This walkthrough, our sixth in the series, takes you through the entire process of underwriting an apartment acquisition opportunity using the All-in-One Model's new multifamily module. I've created hypothetical assumptions for this exercise…

A Note About The Limitations of Microsoft Excel in Modeling Real Estate

I think its important to point out that my All-in-One (Ai1) Underwriting Model for Real Estate Development and Acquisition is not a surefire replacement for your non-Excel valuation/underwriting solutions. In fact, it's likely you (or your employer)…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #5 - The Residual Land Value Calculation Module

This walkthrough, our fifth in the series, explains how the Residual Land Value Calculation module works and how to implement this tool into your analysis. You might recall, a few months back we discussed the concept of residual land value…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #4 - The Rate Matrix Module

This walkthrough, our fourth in the series, explains how the Rate Matrix module works and how to implement this tool into your analysis. The rate matrix concept is new to this site, and not commonly used in the industry. Nonetheless, given…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #3 - Modeling a Hypothetical Retail Development Investment

This walkthrough, our third in the series, takes you through the entire process of modeling a simple development investment. I've created hypothetical assumptions for this exercise written out in PDF format (download link below) and then use…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #2 - Office, Retail, Industrial Rent Roll Tab

This walkthrough, our second in the series, will detail how to use the office/retail/industrial rent roll (see ORI-RR Tab). The rent roll tab is arguably the most important, and most complex, tab in the All-in-One model. Below we post a video…
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All-in-One (Ai1) Walkthrough #1 - Permanent Debt Tab

In an effort to provide greater instruction on how to use our All-in-One Underwriting Tool for Real Estate Development and Acquisition, we'll be developing a series of walkthrough videos and posts on the methodology behind the various components…

Version Notes: All-in-One Underwriting Model

Version notes for the All-in-One Underwriting Model for Real Estate Development and Acquisition are found here as well as in the 'Version' tab of the Excel model.Download the ModelVersion 0.3.1 (March 11, 2017)Added version notes…