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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Jan 2022)

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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A.CRE Jobs of the Week (Updated 1.24.2021)

We regularly post commercial real estate job openings to our A.CRE Job site section of Adventures in CRE. These jobs are largely openings at top commercial real estate companies, although some hiring professionals at smaller CRE firms also post…
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CRE Company Database Tool

So, why did we develop a commercial real estate company database tool? Well, from my time spent in real estate executive recruiting space, I learned that we couldn’t help everyone. Candidates needed a very specific background from a specific…
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The Blind Job Application in Real Estate

Most of you sending in a blind application never do find your way into this business because you get tired of rejection, lose hope, and quit. A big thank you to the candidate I spoke to last week who asked me about this topic. He was frustrated…
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Introducing the William A. Millichap Fellowship

The commercial real estate industry provides unparalleled opportunities to build a great career while also building wealth and positively impacting local communities. Without the proper support, transitioning into the professional brokerage…
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Transition into CRE in your late 20’s or early 30’s

Without investing time and money into finding a career in CRE, you don’t have a commitment, you have a wish. In this article, I’m going to touch on two core tenets needed to transition into CRE: knowledge and relationships. I want to thank…
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Are You Thinking About Leaving Your Job?

Aesop's Fable says, “He who finds discontentment in one place is unlikely to find happiness in another.” CRE employees are leaving their jobs at an accelerating rate right now. Due to the pandemic, layoffs, companies not hiring for the past…
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Introducing the New (Beta) Learning Platform for the Accelerator Program

In 2018, Michael and I designed and built the A.CRE Accelerator program. We sought to build the preeminent tool for learning and mastering real estate financial modeling. It was intended to provide a clear path to real estate financial modeling…
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Staying Connected to CRE Professionals

Lately, we have spoken to several undergraduate and graduate real estate programs. A question that keeps coming up is: “How do you recommend we stay in touch with our network?” This question is bigger and generally more applicable than just…
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What makes for a bad real estate job candidate?

Just a bit of context regarding the title – this does not mean you are a bad candidate! This uncovers what makes you the wrong candidate for a specific role. As your track record improves, the probability that you will be more attractive to…
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Finding a CRE Job After College: Reasons to Accept the Job

Right now, seniors in college are facing an impactful life decision. With their entire future in front of them, an optimistic attitude, and a twinkle in their eyes, a job offer has been presented to them now that their internship is over. If…
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The Real Estate Resume – Tips and Resources

Some of you are working to land that first professional job in real estate. Others are hoping to leverage existing education and industry experience to move up. Regardless of where you are, the content, format, and style of your real estate…
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Compensation in Real Estate (United States 2020)

Several years ago, we published a careers in real estate series where we discussed the various job sectors, business fields, and job functions that exist in the real estate industry. Additionally, we broke down compensation in real estate (salary…
a budding real estate professional prepares his first written resume along side an Apple laptop
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The Real Estate Resume – Tips and Resources

Some of you are working to land that first professional job in real estate. Others are hoping to leverage existing education and industry experience to move up. Regardless of where you are, the content, format, and style of your real estate…
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How to Prepare for the Real Estate Technical Interview

So you've made it past the HR screening interview. You have the education and experience the company is looking for, but now they want to be sure you possess the real estate financial modeling skills necessary to do the job. They've asked…