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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated July 2021)

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…
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The A.CRE Networking Reboot Cruise

One of our biggest goals here at A.CRE is building a community and engaging with our readers. Recently, you've likely seen our posts on the A.CRE Networking Reboot Cruise. This cruise we're putting together is another effort to bring that community…
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Limitations of IRR When Evaluating Real Estate Investments

The internal rate of return is one of the most commonly used return metrics to analyze real estate investment opportunities. Simply put, the IRR is the anticipated, project-determined discount rate an investor is expected to earn over the life…
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How to Maximize Value for Tenants Featuring Justin Smith

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Justin Smith, Senior Vice President at Lee & Associates and the author of Industrial Intelligence: The Executive's Guide for Making Informed Commercial Real Estate Decisions. In this episode,…
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Making the Career Transition into CRE featuring Caleb Staub

This episode of the A.CRE Audio Series features Caleb Staub, who is making a transition from active duty military service to the commercial real estate industry. He sits down with Michael, Spencer and Sam, who provide insights applicable to…
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Maximizing Your ROI on In-Person CRE Events

The world is opening back up, and that means that in-person events are getting going again. While this is an exciting development, many of us are rusty as it relates to our in-person networking skills. In this episode, watch as Spencer, Sam,…
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Could You Be Exiting Too Early? Don’t Forget to Analyze Your Reinvestment Rate

When attempting to maximize the value of your money invested in real estate, the timing of your exit is key to maximize your return. Exit too early, and you might leave money on the table. Exit too late, and you might have better used that capital…
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Launching a Co-Living Company Amidst a Global Pandemic with Johannes Peter

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're pleased to be joined by Johannes Peter, the Founder & CEO of TomoDomo Co-Living in Switzerland. Through Co-Living, TomoDomo's goal is for their residents to consciously share their living…
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Refinance Risk Analysis Tool in Excel

Generally speaking, equity real estate investors spend their time modeling the upside while their debt partners spend their time modeling the down side. Equity investors generally focus on an investment's internal rate of return, cash-on-cash…
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Using Boolean Logic to Model Multiple Generations of Tenant Improvements

Arguably the most powerful, and least appreciated and understood, functionality in Excel is its use of boolean logic. Or in other words, the use of TRUE and FALSE binary logic. This form of logic can be used to dramatically simplify formulas…
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Building a Diverse and Competent Team with Garland Fuller

In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're pleased to be joined by Garland Fuller, a Diversity Recruiting Leader and Inclusion & Equity Strategist at CBRE. For this episode, we consult Garland on the best way to build a diverse team…
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CRE Networking in 2021 with Allison Weiss

With the events of 2020, networking in CRE has changed. In-place interactions have taken a necessary backseat to virtual connections. We all must adapt in order to advance our careers. In this episode of the A.CRE Audio Series, we're pleased…
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Real Estate Elevator Pitches and Other Career Advice with Jenn Cook

Much of our content here at Adventures in CRE recently has been about career help and advice. This isn't accidental. With the current pandemic, we're doing our best to help A.CRE readers/listeners to enhance their career through this unusual…
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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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Advice for Young CRE Professionals with Mike Strug

Adventures in CRE has always sought to provide value to CRE professionals. Mike Strug, our guest speaker today, has a similar goal. Mike is the founder of the Young Real Estate Professionals of New York (YREPNY), a commercial real estate networking…
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Alternatives to Graduate Real Estate Education with Richard Byrd

Over the past few weeks, the Adventures in CRE staff have been updating and populating A.CRE with real estate education content, including profiles of some of the top undergraduate and graduate real estate programs in the United States. Though…