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Construction Draw Schedule: Accounting For True LTC

Mitigating A Common and Potentially Costly Error During Development Underwriting When lenders provide debt for a development project, they lend based on a Loan-to-Cost ratio (LTC), which is simply the percent of the total budget the lender…
rendering of a new, two-story, single-family home included in an Excel pro forma
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Single Family Home Construction Pro Forma for Home Builders

I received a request this week to build a model to assess the financial feasibility of building a new single-family home. Given that I wanted to get a model up before the New Year and that I have a number of single-family home building models…
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Real Estate Development Tracker

One of the many challenges of both analyzing real estate development deals and managing development projects is understanding and tracking the numerous differing but intertwining work streams. The more a development team takes the time…
a gantt chart for real estate built in Excel

Bonus Content - Gantt Chart and Weighted Average with Multiple Conditions

I have two updates/improvements to previous posts I thought I'd share with our readers today; call it, bonus content! The first, is a dynamic Gantt Chart tool I recently added to my Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model. The second,…
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How to Use the Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model

Note: Since recording this tutorial, I've updated the model. The latest version includes alerts regarding budget cash flow timing as well as a dynamic Gantt chart. It also fixes an error on the Budget tab in how the subtotal items' Lengths…
Sources and Uses
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model

I've been meaning to include this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool in our library of real estate financial analysis models, and finally got around to uploading it today. I built this awhile back at a time when…
Normal Distribution in Real Estate Forecasting
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S-Curve Forecasting in Real Estate Development

One of the reasons Mike and I blog, is to force ourselves to be continually learning. I built the first version of my real estate waterfall model, because I wanted to better understand the mechanics of modeling an equity waterfall with…