Corporate in-house training

REFM corporate training sets up your employees for success by teaching them real estate fundamentals and how to be more productive in Excel.

Corporate training clients include



REFM training significantly improved our employees’ ability to leverage Excel.
Paul MyslinskiAlvarez & Marsal
A high-impact, A+ training session for our analysts; worth every penny.
Matthew CasperManaging Director, Park Hill Group
Training our analyst class with REFM is best practice at JBG.
Moina Banerjee Principal, The JBG Companies

Why firms choose REFM

  • Our time-tested training content is second to none in terms of refinement, depth and breadth
  • Our efficient teaching and learning format makes the most of contact hours
  • Our signature interactive, high-engagement training style
  • Our comprehension and Certification testing programs that prove employee learning
  • We do not invest in real estate, so we pose no conflicts to client businesses

How corporate in-house 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-site training can be as short as one-half day, and as long as two full days or more.

Training content authorship


Training content is created by REFM founder Bruce Kirsch, who is the Editor of the Third and Fourth Editions 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.


  • Higher return on investment than sending multiple individuals to public trainings
  • Improved Excel-based problem-solving and analysis skills, quicker work turnaround and fewer mistakes
  • Stronger performance on projects
  • Increased confidence in advanced sensitivity analysis abilities
  • Improved financial modeling knowledge, understanding and customization capabilities
  • Sharpened presentation of transaction financials
  • Heightened credibility with potential partners, lenders, investors and internal stakeholders


Popular training delivery formats include


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 brochure of current training offerings is embedded in the page below (click here to download a printable version). Custom-tailored programs and testing are available upon request. Email with inquiries.

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