On-Campus Training For Undergraduate And Graduate Students

REFM on-campus training prepares students to become higher performers and to crush their interviews.

University training clients include



I’m very happy with where the students are now that they have the training under their belts.

Professor David Ling, Ph.D.Director of University of Florida MSRE Program

REFM Training is the difference between thinking you can model real estate transactions and knowing you can.

James KasarUSC undergraduate student
REFM helped us synthesize our complex real estate finance coursework into more manageable, user-friendly Excel models.
Patrick HendryColumbia masters student

I’ve been taught the same concepts before in different formats, and I have to say that your session was superior.

Matthew LeggeCornell masters student


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 hands-on modeling training for university groups also prepares students for the REFM Certification Program In Excel For Real Estate, which students use to strengthen their resumes.

How on-campus training works

To make sure we understand your needs and expectations, we will schedule an exploratory phone conversation. Once we know your requirements, we will provide a formal proposal. On-campus training is typically one to two days in length.

Training content authorship


Training content is created by REFM founder Bruce Kirsch. Mr. Kirsch is the co-author of the Fifth Edition of the top graduate-level real estate finance textbook, Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, along with Dr. Peter Linneman, the founding chairman of The Wharton School’s Real Estate Department.

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.


  • Improved Excel-based problem-solving and analysis skills, quicker work turnaround and fewer mistakes
  • Stronger performance on projects, assignments, and in interviews
  • Increased confidence in advanced sensitivity analysis abilities
  • Improved financial modeling knowledge, understanding and customization capabilities
  • Sharpened presentation of transaction financials
  • Heightened credibility with and marketability to potential employers and advanced degree-granting programs.


Why university departments and student clubs choose REFM

  • Our time-tested, high-impact teaching and learning format prepares you best for technical interviews
  • Ability to apply course learning and cost towards achieving REFM Certification In Excel For Real Estate
  • Unlocked, investment quality re-usable Excel templates


Popular courses include

  • REFM’s Level 1 through 3 Bootcamps (Excel For Real Estate, Real Estate Finance, and JV Waterfall Modeling)
  • Individual asset transaction modeling (e.g., Apartment Building Acquisition, Mixed-Use Condominium Development)
  • Private Equity Fund Modeling

Ready to talk about your needs?

Our off-the-shelf content library

Our catalog of current training offerings is embedded in the page below. Custom-tailored programs and testing are available upon request. Email training@GetREFM.com with inquiries.

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