Category: General

Series on Graduate Real Estate Programs


About six months ago, I set out to research and write six, in-depth profiles on the top graduate real estate programs in the United States. The series is progressing along nicely, and I recently published the fourth profile in the series; this most recent post profiling my alma mater, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate. […]

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Stochastic Modeling Series


I’m working on a new series on probabilistic modeling over at my blog, adventuresincre.com. Real Estate analysis tends to be very two dimensional, where our best guess assumptions are entered into a model and we heavily rely on the one return outputs that come from those assumptions. Stochastic modeling involves putting variability into a real […]

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Technical Real Estate Interview


A common a inquiry I receive from readers of my blog, especially from aspiring real estate professionals still in college, relates to real estate technical interviews. They want to know what to expect, and how best to prepare. This past weekend, I sat down and put together a post – my longest and most comprehensive […]

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The Floating Summary Box


I want to direct you to another blog post I recently wrote. Titled: Real Estate Modeling Tip: The Floating Summary Box, the post highlights a little trick I discovered this week while working on an enormous real estate model in Excel. The tip saves time, looks good, and will make your real estate models even […]

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Fundamentals of Real Estate Financial Modeling in Excel


In response to recent inquiries about how to become proficient in real estate modeling, I posted an article on my blog discussing the areas of study that one must undertake to master the skill. These three areas are finance, real estate principles, and Microsoft Excel. In the post, I link to some great free resources online for […]

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Four Tier Equity Waterfall Model


When I finished my graduate real estate studies at Cornell, I felt entirely prepared for the new side of real estate I was going into. Nonetheless, there were still areas where I felt weaker than others. Modeling equity waterfall structures was one of those areas. Now don’t misunderstand me. I took classes where we had opportunities to study and […]

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ARGUS Training Resources


Having a working knowledge of ARGUS DCF is crucial to analyzing real estate investments; especially if you are investing in institutional quality real estate assets. Unfortunately, readily available and affordable ARGUS training options are hard to come by. Over at my blog, I’ve posted a few of the resources I’ve used in the past. So, […]

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Real Estate Careers Series


In my real estate career series, I discuss how real estate as a career is widely misunderstood. To the layperson, real estate means brokering single family homes. But in reality, real estate is so much more. In this four part series, I first look at the different job sectors and property types that real estate […]

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My Excel Real Estate Models Library


Over at my blog, I share a few of the Excel real estate financial models I’ve built over the years. Feel free to use, change, and make the models your own. If you have any questions about any of the models, don’t hesitate to email. Note: I have not included models I’ve used professionally.  

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Masters in Real Estate vs. MBA


I recently wrote a piece over at my blog that discusses the reasons why I chose a Masters in Real Estate over an MBA. The reasoning came down to three key factors: 1) The People, 2) The Subject Matter, and 3) The Career Opportunities. Go check it out:  

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