Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling is specifically designed to provide an overview of pro forma modelling for real estate projects. The book introduces students and professionals to the basics of real estate finance theory before providing a step-by-step guide for financial model construction using Excel. The idea that real estate is an asset with unique characteristics which can be transformed, both physically and financially, forms the basis of discussion.

Individual chapters are separated by functional unit and build upon themselves to include information on:

  • Amortization
  • Single-Family Unit
  • Multi-Family Unit
  • Development/Construction Addition(s)
  • Waterfall (Equity Bifurcation)
  • Accounting Statements
  • Additional Asset Classes

Further chapters are dedicated to risk quantification and include scenario, stochastic and Monte Carlo simulations, waterfalls and securitized products. This book is the ideal companion to core real estate finance textbooks and will boost students Excel modelling skills before they enter the workplace. The book provides individuals with a step-by-step instruction on how to construct a real estate financial model that is both scalable and modular.

A companion website provides the pro forma models to give readers a basic financial model for each asset class as well as methods to quantify performance and understand how and why each model is constructed and the best practices for repositioning these assets.

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November 18th, 2017

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  • Anonymous says:

    Most of it is valuable: he lays decent groundwork for understanding financial modeling and he goes step-by-step in assembling pro formas – building on the basic model created in the beginning as the book goes on.But he seems to lose patience as the work goes on: there are plenty of mistakes – as other reviewers have noted. You’ll spend half an hour wrapping your head on why he wrote an excel formula in a certain way, only to realize it he simply referenced the wrong cell. He also…

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