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Real Estate Financial Modeling Accelerator (Updated Sep 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…
Sources and Uses
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Construction Draw and Interest Calculation Model (Updated Sep 2022)

I originally uploaded this equity/construction loan draw and interest calculation tool to our library of real estate financial analysis models in 2016. Over the years, I've continued to update it as suggestions, comments, and requests…
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A.CRE Apartment Development Model (Updated Aug 2022)

For several years now, our library of real estate models has been lacking a robust ground-up apartment development model. Sure, our All-in-One (Ai1) model has the capability to model multifamily development deals, but it's more a generalist…
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A.CRE Self Storage Development Model (Updated Aug 2022)

We've received numerous requests over the years for a Self Storage Development Model in Excel. With strong investment and development activity in this niche property type, I recognize a self storage model on A.CRE is long overdue. But with so…
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Self Storage Acquisition Model (Updated Aug 2022)

I've spent the past few weekends working on a purpose-built Self Storage Acquisition Model, and I'm now happy to share the result of that work with you. This is a model that's been requested by quite a few A.CRE readers over the past few years.…
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Modelo de Desarrollo de Terreno – Multi-escenarios

Luego del lanzamiento del “Modelo de Adquisición de Apartamento de Valor Agregado” Spencer ya tenía en mente un nuevo reto para mí, se trataba de su “Modelo de Desarrollo del Terreno”, construido con el propósito de analizar una…
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Retail Real Estate Development Model

I'm excited to share my Retail Development Model in Excel. This pro forma analysis tool comes as I've continued to build and share specialty real estate models, tailor-made for specific investment scenarios and property types. This model…
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Office Real Estate Development Model (Updated Jul 2022)

I'm excited to share my Office Development Model in Excel. This pro forma analysis tool comes as I've continued to build and share specialty real estate models, tailor-made for specific investment scenarios and property types. This model…
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Industrial Real Estate Development Model (Updated Jul 2022)

Allow me to share my Industrial Development Model in Excel. Over the past year, I've been working to add more specialty real estate models to our library. While our All-in-One model certainly has its place, oftentimes really digging into the…
Finance Project Structure Guide
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Why CRE Deals May be Better Off Following a Project Finance Structure

In this article, we discuss the anatomy of two business structures - Project Finance and Corporate Finance - and why a Project Finance Structure is best suited for CRE deals by making the fund management process more investor friendly. How…
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Modelo de Adquisición de Apartamento de Valor Agregado

Todo comenzó a finales del año pasado cuando Spencer Burton me contactó y entendí en un primer momento que la principal función de A.CRE es la de educar en la elaboración de modelos financieros inmobiliarios, confieso que era imposible…
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Using Geometric Mean (or CAGR) as an Alternative to IRR

The internal rate of return (IRR) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) are both metrics used to analyze investment returns. They're both commonly used in commercial real estate financial modeling, but what's the difference? When should you…
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Real Estate Development Tracker (UPDATED MAY 2022)

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…
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Development Draw Schedule – Visually Customize Each Line Item (UPDATED APR 2022)

Working a lot with development draw schedules, I have always been looking for a catch all solution as to how one could easily model all the unique ways cash actually flows over time during the process. The norm for many is to model cash flows…
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Construction Draw Schedule: Accounting For True LTC (Updated Apr 2022)

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 will agree to lend to the borrower. So, if a project costs $10MM, and a lender loans…
Real estate land development project
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Land Equity – Collaborative Development Strategies with the Landowner

In this article, we'll talk about land equity development strategies where the landowner contributes their land to the partnership. In these situations, land ownership is either immediately conveyed or deferred until development is complete.…