Real Estate Acquisitions 101
What you'll learn
- Understand the entire process of purchasing a commercial real estate property from start to finish
- Learn the key components of physical and financial due diligence, capital raising, and closing of a commercial real estate transaction
- Understand how fee and waterfall structures work in a commercial real estate transaction, and how investors and private equity firms earn "sweat equity"
- Understand the acquisitions career path, including compensation structures, career progression, and long-term opportunities in this sector
- A basic understanding of real estate investment analysis is recommended.
How do investors and real estate private equity firms actually buy commercial properties? This course will teach you the entire process of acquiring a commercial real estate asset, including property identification, due diligence, raising capital, and closing the transaction. This course was designed to break down a commercial real estate acquisition step-by-step so you can go confidently into your next deal, or understand the acquisitions process as a whole if you're working for a real estate investment, development, or brokerage firm. This course will teach you how to:
Confidently be able to run the acquisitions process when purchasing commercial real estate properties, either on your own, with partners, or in your job at a real estate private equity, brokerage, or lending firm.
Minimize your equity investment and maximize profit potential through understanding fee and waterfall structures, and how JV equity partnership structures are commonly put together on commercial real estate transactions.
Determine if a career path in acquisitions is right for you based on what you want to get paid, how you want to get paid, and what your goals are over the long-term.
This course will cover the entire process of a commercial real estate acquisition from start to finish. You'll learn things like the key components of physical and financial due diligence, how investors go about the equity raise process, what lenders are looking for when assessing your deal, and even how you can structure your partnerships with equity investors to create a "win-win" scenario for all parties involved.
Ultimately, you'll leave this course with a strong understanding of the real estate acquisitions process for apartment buildings, retail shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial properties, whether you're looking to do deals on your own (and raise capital to do it), or you just want to get a more detailed look into what your company is doing when taking down a new acquisition.
Here's what some of our students have had to say about the class:
★★★★★ "Clear and to the point. Love that he does not waste time. Lays it out simply and clearly."
★★★★★ "A great high-level introduction to syndicating real estate deals! I work for a small commercial real estate development/management company, and I'm just beginning to put these sorts of deals together myself, so it was nice to have such a solid run through of the process. I'm working through a few other RE financial modeling courses by Justin and I'm really impressed with his knowledge, pacing of course material, and the quality of his explanations. Having an in-depth understanding of these course topics and the ability to apply what I've learned has really helped me stand out at work."
★★★★★ "This is an excellent overview of real estate syndication deals and the transaction elements of a typical commercial real estate acquisition. The material is presented in a logical and easy-to-follow manner from the start to finish of the acquisition deal cycle. The material in this course could serve as a comprehensive checklist for the proper execution of commercial real estate transactions. This course exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone interested in understanding how real estate syndication works or learning the commercial real estate transaction process."
II hope to see you in the course!
Who this course is for:
- Students who want to understand the process of a commercial real estate acquisition from start to finish
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!