This week marks the fifth anniversary and the 500th blog post of Model for Success. Here's how you can get the most out of the wealth of valuable free information and resources housed in the blog. The navigation elements sit at the top right of the page, and are shown in... read more →
Real estate entrepreneurs with limited or no personal investment capital are often interested in doing deals using "sweat equity". We discuss this equity partnership tactic below. What is sweat equity? First off, let's define equity. In the typical real estate capital stack (capital structure), you have both debt and equity. Assuming there is only... read more →
Here's what's new with Valuate this month: 1 - a streamlined "Flip" mode that allows you to model out investments with a timeline of 2 to 12 months 2 - the ability to back-solve to property Purchase Price by entering in your target Levered IRR 3 - the ability to size the... read more →
It's long overdue, but better late than never. Get your free Excel for Mac most commonly used keyboard shortcuts PDF one-pager here. You can get the Excel for PC version here.
Learn more about REFM Certification In Excel For Real Estate here; it's a great way to learn/sharpen your skills and add to your resume and LinkedIn profile. More than 1,350 certifications have been granted since the program began in 2011. Join the hundreds who are REFM Certified! Excel for Real... read more →
Real estate development is a fascinating process, but it has a lot of moving parts. Learn about how it all starts in Part 1 of this free E-Book series.
Commercial real estate joint ventures are a marriage of necessity: one party has an opportunity under control but needs capital, and another has capital and needs somewhere to place it that fits their risk profile. Of course, as financial modelers, we are generally focused on the dollars-in, dollars-out mechanics of the JV.... read more →
1 - Better descriptions of the interface to help you master the program faster. Tooltips are now present for the major input boxes (hover your pointer over the (i) to reveal the comment box), and tooltips have been added throughout the app. 2 - You can now back-solve to... read more →
Learn how to set yourself up for success in CRE investment! In this free E-Book, learn the top 7 elements to positioning yourself to succeed in the CRE business: define your goal identify your value-add form criteria and gather opportunities determine deal attractiveness control the deal and capital execute on... read more →
Valuate has been described by a client as a Maserati. Blazing speed? Check. See the video below.
It's not really possible to string together a more boring or painful term than "spreadsheet auditing". Auditing is a painstaking activity that requires intense concentration, an obsessive attention to detail, and its only potential reward is that you find a mistake in the model that can embarrass you or a colleague, or... read more →