Since 2009, REFM has trained undergraduate and graduate students on how to solve problems with Excel so they can be top performers in the workplace. Lecture-based and hand-on training for university groups also prepares students for the REFM Certification Program In Excel For Real Estate, which students use to strengthen their resumes.
"The “Boot Camp” videos and online exams the students worked through, coupled with a day-and-a-half of on campus training, was a home run. I'm very happy with where the students are now that they have the training under their belts."
Professor David Ling, Ph.D. | Director, MSRE Program | University of Florida
Training content authorship
Training content is created by REFM founder Bruce Kirsch, who is an Editor of the Third Edition of the top graduate-level real estate finance textbook, Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities by The Wharton School’s Emeritus Professor of Real Estate, Dr. Peter Linneman.
Mr. Kirsch was previously an Adjunct Faculty member in Real Estate at Georgetown University, and he holds an MBA in Real Estate from The Wharton School and a BA in Communication from Stanford University. Prior to founding REFM, Mr. Kirsch worked in analytical roles for two top real estate platforms and a global mutual fund manager.
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Benefits of REFM Training and Certification to Students include:
Participating Undergraduate, Masters and MBA programs include:
Why should you train with Real Estate Financial Modeling instead of with someone else?
- Our trademark interactive, exercise-based teaching and learning format
- Ability to apply course learning and cost towards achieving REFM Certification In Excel
- Unlocked, investment quality re-usable Excel templates
Our Brochure of current training offerings is embedded in the page below (click here to download it). Custom-tailored programs and testing are available upon request. Email training@GetREFM.com with inquiries.
"REFM Training is the difference between thinking you can model real estate transactions and knowing you can."
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business BA 2011
"REFM helped us synthesize our complex real estate finance coursework into more manageable, user-friendly Excel models perfect for use in the real world. It was an outstanding two-day session."
MSRED Candidate 2012, Columbia University
"I've been taught several of the same concepts before in different formats, for example cap rate valuation, and I have to say that your session was superior, especially the practical portions today. Excel is of course very difficult to get excited about, but relating it to profitability quickly changes that."
Program in Real Estate, Class of 2013, Cornell University