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The Top 5 Patterns Among Successful Real Estate Entrepreneurs

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since starting Break Into CRE Academy, it’s that a very high percentage of people that get into the real estate industry have aspirations to go out on their own, and any jobs they take before then are taken with the primary goal to prepare them for that process. […]

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How To Break Into Commercial Real Estate [From a Different Industry]

Just because you chose to major in a subject when you were 18 years old doesn’t mean that interest is going to last forever, and most people don’t know exactly what they want to do with their lives the minute they graduate from college. And if you’re looking to break into commercial real estate […]

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A Real Estate Analyst’s Guide To The IRR

The internal rate of return is one of the most widely used metrics in all of commercial real estate, but this also tends to be one of the least easily understood. The textbook definition of the IRR is, “The discount rate at which the net present value of a set of cash flows is […]

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Real Estate Acquisitions vs. Asset Management – Which One Wins?

Acquisitions and asset management are two of the most popular career paths in the commercial real estate industry, but even though these both tend to be some of the most desirable jobs for new entrants into the business, these are two very different career paths built for very different people. I personally spent several […]

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The Biggest Drivers of Real Estate Investment Returns [With Examples]

A real estate financial model can be a really helpful tool to analyze deals, but it’s also very easy to make a pro forma tell you what you want to hear by adjusting inputs and assumptions that directly impact returns. In a real estate financial model, some assumptions have bigger impacts than others, and […]

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Cash-on-Cash Returns Explained [Full Breakdown]

Many investors get into the real estate game for the income potential that real estate can provide, and when it comes to measuring that income, the projected cash-on-cash return is one of the best barometers out there for how a deal might perform. The cash-on-cash return is one of the most heavily scrutinized metrics […]

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3 Real Estate Interview Questions You Need To Prepare For

Real estate interview questions very rarely involve just a yes or no answer, and there are a few open-ended questions I’ve found to be asked very frequently that can make or break an interview. For some reason, people tend not to prepare for these as much as they should, and these questions often end […]

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Real Estate Pay – 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Started

Pay is one of the most important parts of any job, and even though most people have a really tough time talking about this subject, understanding what you’re getting into from a compensation perspective is an extremely important part of choosing a career path. And when it comes to pay, real estate doesn’t operate […]

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3 [Unexpected] Downsides of Commercial Real Estate Careers

I’ve built my career in commercial real estate, and while I definitely don’t regret going down this path, there are some downsides worth considering before getting into this industry. These things just weren’t on my radar when I first chose real estate as a career, but these are all things I wish I knew […]

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Real Estate Analyst Jobs – Acquisitions vs. Investment Sales

All real estate analyst positions are not created equal, and the experience you’ll get in an entry-level role can vary a lot based on the specific part of the industry you choose to pursue. Investment sales analyst and acquisitions analyst roles are prime examples of this, with these being two of the most desirable […]

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