The Real Estate Financial Modeling Interview Exam Guide
What you'll learn
- Real estate financial modeling exam strategy, what employers are looking for, and how to succeed on interview day
- How to use the most common Excel functions and functionalities to analyze real estate data and calculate returns
- How to model cash flows from commercial real estate leases (and re-leasing scenarios)
- How to solve a real estate financial modeling case study and build a dynamic pro forma model from scratch in Excel
- Access to Excel for PC, Excel for Mac, or Google Sheets
- A basic understanding of real estate finance and financial modeling is recommended
Want to land a six-figure job in real estate private equity, brokerage, or lending?
According to CEL & Associates, the 2022 median total compensation for an acquisitions associate in retail, office/industrial, and multifamily was $142K, $150K, and $130K, 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 (or next) role in commercial real estate.
The career opportunities in commercial real estate are huge, with top-tier salaries and bonuses, the ability to invest directly in deals, and opportunities to participate in fees and promoted interest as you progress within the industry.
But with that said, breaking into the industry for the first time is not easy, and many firms want to know you have the skills necessary to take on a role before extending an offer.
In today's competitive hiring market, writing "proficient in Microsoft Excel" on your resume won't cut it for these roles, and the best firms (the ones you actually want to work for) will often test your real estate financial modeling abilities in a case study exam format.
This test is usually the last "gatekeeper" for the most coveted private equity, brokerage, and lending analyst and associate roles at multifamily, retail, office, and industrial investment firms, and this course will give you the tools necessary to ace that exam.
Please note that this is not a course for absolute beginners, and if you're brand new to Excel and don't have a core understanding of real estate finance, this course likely isn’t for you.
However, if you have the basics down already and you're applying for jobs and/or preparing for interviews at top real estate investment, brokerage, and lending firms, this course will make sure you have the skills and the confidence necessary to be able to pass a modeling exam with flying colors, and ultimately land the job you're looking for.
If you're ready to jump in, I'd love to see you in the class. And if you're still on the fence, here's what some of our students have had to say after completing this course:
★★★★★ "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 skills to be able to tackle any questions that come your way on interview day, just click the "Buy Now" button to get started, and I'll see you on the inside.
Who this course is for:
- College or graduate students looking to land an analyst or associate role in commercial real estate
- Career switchers looking to transition into an analytical commercial real estate role
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!