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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Nov 2020)

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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Book Review: The Birth of a Building

Who "The Birth of a Building" Is For If you're a beginner to the real estate development process, this book is for you. In The Birth of a Building, Ben Stevens provides a high level guide to the building process from idea to completion…
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Book Review: Am I Being Too Subtle by Sam Zell

Why I liked “Am I Being Too Subtle" This is a real estate book through and through and I had a great time reading it. Sam Zell had a long list of stories ranging from his trip to the spectacular Tepuis mountains (Google them if you’re…
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Book Review: Triumph of The City

Why I liked “Triumph of The City" The central theme of this book focuses on cities and their ability to improve the way we live. Although the author made numerous interesting and compelling arguments, I found his writing style a…
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Book Review: Superforecasting – The Art and Science of Prediction

Why I liked “Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction” I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone in the real estate industry (particularly developers who would benefit significantly from being…
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Book Review: The Big Short

Why I liked “The Big Short” Having first watched The Big Short (the film) I was curious to explore the book in search of any insights I may have initially missed. The book did not disappoint and provided an easy-to-read narrative which…
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Book Review: The Liar’s Ball

Why I liked “The Liar’s Ball” Although the book was slightly gossipy in places, I found it did a great job of detailing the fascinating history of the GM (General Motors) Building, really giving the reader a behind the scenes look into…
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Book Review: The Real Estate Game

Why I Liked Poorvu's, The Real Estate Game Whilst certain real estate technocrats may argue this book is overly simplistic, I politely disagree. I thoroughly enjoyed revisiting some of the more basic real estate fundamentals explored in the…