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Bruce Kirsch is the founder of Real Estate Financial Modeling and the creator of the Model for Success blog. He holds an MBA in Real Estate from The Wharton School, and is the editor of the leading real estate finance textbook, Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities. Mr. Kirsch graduated with a BA in Communication from Stanford University.

SEO: A Phenomenal Way to Get a Foot in the Door in Real Estate

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Below is an interview with Ashleigh Coaxum, the Senior Program Manager for Real Estate for SEO. What is SEO and who is it for? SEO Career is the […]

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REFM’s 2019-2020 Training Course Catalog

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Our 2019-2020 catalog of training offerings is embedded in the button below. All topics are available through our corporate, university and private coaching offerings. Custom-tailored programs and […]

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Associate Job Opening at REFM

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. You may apply for this position here.  No emails or phone calls please. Many of the top players in the U.S. CRE business turn to REFM when they […]

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The New, Improved Co-Authored 5th Edition of The Linneman Textbook Is Here

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. “… this may well be the best textbook ever written concerning the subject …” Mark Munizzo, Principal, The Equity Network | Adjunct Professor, Roosevelt University Chicago Hardcover: […]

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What’s new with Valuate – May 2018

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Now you can do back of the envelope analyses for ground-up development of condominium buildings including taking into account: pre-sales parking and storage sales affordable units. Check […]

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Our new 2018-2019 training offerings catalog is here

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Our new catalog of training offerings is embedded in the page below. All topics are available through our corporate, university and private coaching offerings. Custom-tailored programs and testing […]

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We’re hiring a Director of Financial Modeling

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. You may apply for this position here.  No emails or phone calls please. Many of the top players in the U.S. CRE business turn to REFM when they […]

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A chance to join the winter 2018 Linneman Associates / Valuate software Global Economic Outlook Webcast for free

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. REGISTER NOW For more than 40 years, Dr. Peter Linneman’s unique blend of scholarly rigor and practical business insight has won him accolades from around the world, […]

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The most efficient way to underwrite a value-add apartment acquisition and renovation deal

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Value-add investing in apartment properties is the oldest play in the book for how to create wealth in the real estate game.  While it’s easy to get […]

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A chance to join the fall 2017 Linneman Associates / Valuate software Global Economic Outlook Webcast for free

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. REGISTER NOW For more than 40 years, Dr. Peter Linneman’s unique blend of scholarly rigor and practical business insight has won him accolades from around the world, […]

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How to do a back of the envelope analysis for developing a commercial office building

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If you’re trying to determine if the asking price for an office development site will allow it to pencil, your first pass analysis should be a quick, […]

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What does “value add” mean and how do you model it?

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If you are relatively new to real estate investing, you may have seen and heard the term “value add” but were not 100% sure what it means. You […]

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Guest Post by Spencer Burton: Why I’m REFM Excel for Real Estate Certified

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. About the Author: Born and raised in the Northwest United States, Spencer Burton has over 14 years of real estate investment and development experience. In his current […]

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Our “New York Course” is now available as a Self Study product!

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Due to popular demand, we have created a Self Study version of our acclaimed 2-day live training “New York Course”, and it’s a terrific value for professionals […]

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In Plain English: the IRR look-back mechanism used in JV cash flow waterfalls

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. There’s sometimes misunderstanding as it relates to cash flow waterfall modeling with mixing up of the terms catch-up, clawback and look-back. To be clear, each is completely its own concept. […]

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How to use the PMT and CUMPRINC functions instead of building out a full amortization table

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. When faced with modeling a commercial real estate refinancing (replacing an in-place loan by taking a new loan), you don’t always have to rely upon building out […]

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New live training event: “The New York Course” – Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th, 2017

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Back by popular demand, this 2-day intensive training course available both in person and online provides you with foundations and a wide array of financial modeling skills […]

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A chance to join the spring 2017 Linneman Associates / Valuate software Global Economic Outlook Webcast for free

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. For more than 40 years, Dr. Peter Linneman’s unique blend of scholarly rigor and practical business insight has won him accolades from around the world, including PREA’s […]

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Negotiating the best equity joint venture structure in today’s market

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. One of the challenges to both commercial real estate deal sponsors and investors with closing equity joint venture partnerships for individual property transactions is getting accurate information […]

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The quickest way to see if an apartment development site’s asking price is attractive

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If you are looking to see if the asking price for a multi-family development site makes a potential development economically feasible, your first pass analysis should be a […]

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The Ultimate List of CRE Brands to Follow on Twitter

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. The real estate industry hasn’t always been a fan of Twitter, but there’s a growing commercial real estate community on the platform that is sharing timely content, […]

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Real Estate Job Interview Technical Excel Modeling Test Tips

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. We have written before about job interview Excel modeling tests here, and wanted to provide a tip sheet as a complement to what we have already said. […]

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3 Ways to Avoid Deal Fever When Investing in Real Estate

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of purchasing an investment property and lose track of the basic financial equations that are necessary to ensure […]

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3 Ways Financial Modeling Can Help You Stand Out

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. As a newer agent in commercial real estate, how can you stand out from the more established agents that seem to have all the business? The answer […]

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4 CRE Sectors and Their Biggest Trends to Watch in 2017

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Now that the 2016 election is over and a former commercial real estate developer is poised to be the next President, many investors think that there will […]

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3 Ways Better Financial Modeling Can Add Value to Your CRE Business

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. Whether you’re a real estate broker running a team of commercial agents or a one-man show looking to gain market share in your niche neighborhood, if you’re […]

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5 Hot Markets for Commercial Real Estate Investment in 2017

This post originally appeared on tBL Marketplace Partner Model for Success The REFM Blog and is republished with permission. Find out how to syndicate your content with theBrokerList. If there’s one thing that real estate investors are always asking themselves, it’s “What is the next hot market?” There’s a bit of science to that answer, […]

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