The Real Estate Financial Modeling Interview Exam Guide
What you'll learn
- The ability to build a functional, dynamic real estate financial model from scratch
- Be fully prepared to ace your real estate financial modeling interview exam questions, regardless of what questions are thrown at you
- Stand out from your competition and maximize your compensation by becoming the most desirable job candidate for any role
- Access to Microsoft Excel for PC or Mac
- A basic understanding of real estate finance and financial modeling is recommended
Want to land a six-figure job in private equity real estate investing?
According to CEL & Associates, Inc., the 2020 median total compensation for an acquisitions associate in retail, office/industrial, and multifamily was $137K, $143K, and $121K, respectively. This course will teach you the core fundamental Excel financial modeling skills necessary to land one of these jobs and succeed in your first commercial real estate investing role.
The opportunity in private equity real estate investing careers is HUGE. Top-tier salaries and bonuses, the ability to invest in big deals, and, unlike investment banking, a work-life balance that will general allow you to keep your friends and family and sleep more than 3 hours per night.
But breaking in isn't easy. In fact, many of these jobs require a real estate financial modeling interview exam to test your knowledge and ability to contribute from day one.
Yup, that's right. Writing "proficient in Microsoft Excel" on your resume won't cut it for these roles. The best firms (the ones you actually want to work for) will likely test your real estate financial modeling chops with a timed exam.
These firms want to know your knowledge and skill sets in five main categories:
Microsoft Excel Formulas & Functions
Real Estate Finance
Commercial Real Estate Lease Modeling
Cash Flow Statement Modeling
ARGUS Export Modeling
This exam is usually the last "gatekeeper" for the most coveted private equity real estate investing analyst and associate jobs at multifamily, retail, office, and industrial investment firms.
This course will teach you how to ace that exam.
This is NOT a beginner course. If you're just starting out in real estate investing and real estate financial modeling, this course likely isn’t for you.
BUT if you have a basic understanding of real estate investing and real estate financial modeling and you're either applying for jobs or preparing for an interview at a real estate investment firm, this course will give you an unfair advantage to land the job you're looking for and stand head and shoulders above your peer group.
I'm not really sure why, but it feels like this information is hidden. While investment banking analysts and other professionals generally know what they're getting into with an interview exam, real estate financial modeling exams generally feel like Pandora's box.
When I was interviewing for jobs, no one could seem to tell me what I had to know.
I honestly didn't even know where to look.
So, after taking multiple of these exams, and actually creating these exams for incoming analysts and associates, I decided to create this resource for anyone looking to break into the real estate private equity field.
You can do this.
You just need to be prepared and KNOW what you're going to be asked ahead of time, and HOW you should answer those questions.
Firms are looking for a THOUGHT PROCESS and MODELING EFFICIENCY - and you're going to learn how to master both of these things in this course.
Here's what some of our students have had to say:
★★★★★ "Unbelievable value for money. It feels like I just accomplished an MBA in Real Estate Finance."
★★★★★ "Justin is a very clear instructor who can explain complex topics and formulas with ease. I have learned a ton from all of his courses and hope to use them to enhance my own career path! I highly recommend this course for anyone who is looking to sharpen their excel / real estate financial modeling skills and break into real estate investing."
★★★★★ "This course greatly helped as a refresher when interviewing for a large institutional Lending position. It also enabled me to be much more efficient in my modeling."
★★★★★ "Justin's classes are very clear and he drills the parts that you need to know continuously. It is also helpful that he continues to say the keyboard shortcuts so that you remember them."
★★★★★ "Awesome. Great way to end your programme of courses. I feel like I've definitely gone from a from scratch beginner to probably at the advance intermediate stage now. Many thanks for all your help in putting all these videos together!"
If you're ready to build your real estate financial modeling arsenal so you can tackle any questions that come your way on interview day, click the enroll button to get immediate access to five institutional-quality real estate private equity interview exams, with in-depth walk-throughs and explanations every step of the way.
See you on the inside.
Who this course is for:
- Current or aspiring real estate investment professionals who want to increase their compensation and land a better job in real estate finance
- Real estate investment job candidates who will be tested in real estate financial modeling during their interview
Master real estate financial modeling, advance your career, and earn more money.
If you’re an aspiring real estate investment professional looking to break into the real estate investment field, or a current real estate professional looking to advance your career and increase your compensation, you’re in the right place.
My name is Justin Kivel, and I’m a real estate investment professional with a love for teaching. Throughout my career, I’ve worked on over $1.5 billion of closed acquisitions across multifamily, retail, office, and mixed-use properties. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in real estate investing and have spent almost a decade in the industry across private equity, finance, and brokerage roles.
Unfortunately, most of what I know today I had to learn on the job. Although great courses exist on Microsoft Excel and financial modeling, I couldn’t find a resource that was specifically tailored toward real estate investment professionals that would actually walk me through exactly what I needed to know to succeed in the real estate investment industry.
These courses are that resource.
After dozens of phone calls and coffee meetings with college students and aspiring real estate investment professionals, I realized that most people were asking exactly what I was asking when I was in their shoes.
“What skills do I actually need to know to break into the real estate investment industry, or advance in my current real estate investment career?”
These courses were created to teach you those skills.
Our students have gone on to land jobs at some of the top real estate investment, development, and brokerage firms across the globe, including Brookfield Asset Management, Hines, Starwood Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management, Eastdil Secured, JLL, CBRE, and many more.
Over 50,000 current and aspiring real estate investment professionals have used these courses to help them ace real estate financial modeling interview exams to land their dream jobs, secure consulting gigs with top private equity firms, build (and rebuild) entire financial models from scratch, and confidently analyze their own potential real estate investments.
So whatever that next step in your real estate investment career looks like, these courses are here to help you get there as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Looking forward to seeing you in class!