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You're in the right place if:

You've looked for real estate financial modeling training online, but nothing seems to really teach you what you need to know in a clear, step-by-step, easy to understand way

You're a real estate professional looking to take the next step in your career, and want to sharpen up your technical skill set to move ahead of the pack when applying for jobs

You're looking to break into the real estate industry for the first time, but know you need to tighten up your financial modeling abilities to prepare for interviews and land the jobs you're targeting

You want to do your first real estate deal on your own, and want to make sure your analysis is dialed in so you can identify profitable deals (and avoid the bad ones)

Introducing

Break into CRE Academy

Break Into CRE Academy is a complete suite of 19 video training courses with 120+ hours of HD content, 20+ real estate financial models, and done-for-you resume templates and networking scripts to help you master real estate financial modeling and analysis, break into the top real estate investment and brokerage firms, or do your first deal

Put together in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step system, Break Into CRE Academy is the fastest way to master real estate financial modeling, become an expert in real estate deal analysis, and advance your career in the real estate investment field

Think MBA-level content, but without the academic “fluff” that most higher education institutions add to their curriculum (and without the outrageous price tag, too)

Master real estate financial modeling

Learn to build dynamic, institutional-quality commercial real estate acquisition models, development models, and equity waterfall models - all from scratch in Excel

Analyze deals like a CRE pro

Learn how the best institutional investors in the world look at real estate investments and how you can use those exact same methods to analyze deals

Advance your career & make more money

Real estate analysts and associates with "Guru" level abilities in real estate financial modeling earn $15,356 more than their peers - learn how to become that Guru

What's included in the

Break Into CRE Academy membership?

19 institutional-quality courses
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Build fundamental real estate finance and financial modeling knowledge in this course. We'll cover key real estate finance concepts, Excel hotkeys and shortcuts, commercial lease modeling, and even a private equity interview exam in this course.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

9.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Take the skill set you built in The Real Estate Financial Modeling Bootcamp to the next level in this course. We'll walk through advanced cash flow modeling, debt & equity modeling, and an advanced case study at the end of the course to test your knowledge.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

10 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will walk through how to build a professional, dynamic, institutional-quality multifamily acquisition and renovation pro forma model from scratch in Excel, step-by-step.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

9 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will walk through how to build an advanced commercial real estate acquisition pro forma model for industrial, office, and retail deals from scratch in Excel, step-by-step.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

14 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will walk through how to build a professional, dynamic, institutional-quality multifamily land acquisition and development pro forma model from scratch in Excel, step-by-step.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

10 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will walk through how to build an advanced commercial real estate land acquisition and development pro forma model for industrial, office, and retail deals from scratch in Excel, step-by-step.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

13.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course takes a deep dive into modeling commercial leases for industrial, office, and retail properties, and walks step-by-step through building dynamic commercial lease models in Excel.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

8 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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In this course, you'll learn how equity waterfall models work, the structure and meaning behind the waterfall, and we'll build a complete, four-tier, IRR-based equity waterfall model from scratch in Excel.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

4 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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In this course, you'll learn how to model advanced partnership structures in Excel, including GP catch-ups, LP clawbacks, cash-on-cash return hurdles, and waterfall structures with multiple preferred return hurdles.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

5.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn the fundamentals of commercial real estate investing in this course, including different real estate product types, key real estate return metrics, property valuation strategies, tax implications, and more.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

4 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to analyze multifamily real estate acquisition opportunities, evaluate markets and individual properties, and use return targets to value an apartment deal.

Difficulty Level:

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

4.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to analyze office real estate acquisition opportunities, evaluate markets and individual properties, and use return targets to value high-rise office buildings, creative office spaces, and co-working facilities.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

4 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to analyze retail real estate acquisition opportunities, evaluate markets and individual properties, and use return targets to value shopping centers, stand-alone retail storefronts, and retail strip centers.

Difficulty Level:

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    Advanced

4.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to use free research databases to analyze geographic markets, make rent and expense projections, and analyze single family rental home investments in this course.

Difficulty Level:

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

4.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to analyze passive investments in real estate syndications and crowdfunding opportunities, how to evaluate sponsors and geographic markets, and the pitfalls to look out for based on your own investment goals.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

2.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will teach you how to identify where you fit within the real estate business, how to network, how to craft your resume and LinkedIn profile to land more interviews, and how to land your dream job in the industry.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

3.5 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will prepare you for a financial modeling Excel exam at a top real estate investment firm by walking through the problems (and solutions) to over 100 sample questions and interview case studies, step-by-step.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Advanced

6 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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This course will walk you step-by-step through the entire commercial real estate transaction process from deal identification, through due diligence and the capital raise process, all the way through the sale of the property.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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    Intermediate

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    Advanced

2 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

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Learn how to navigate a career in real estate asset management in this course, as well as the asset management analyses and best practices used in the industry to maximize value and optimize returns for investors.

Difficulty Level:

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    Beginner

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3 icon-sand-watch Course Hours

The Academy Member Vault

The academy isn't just course material - as a member, you'll also get access to:

Meet Your Instructor

After modeling over $1.5 billion of closed real estate investment acquisitions on behalf of institutional companies and partners throughout my career, I realized there wasn’t really a resource that was able to teach me everything I needed to know to be successful in the industry when I was first starting out.

So I decided to build one.

Break Into CRE Academy was created to teach you the same real estate financial modeling & analysis principles used in the most elite real estate investment firms in the world. All at your own pace.

Academy Member

Success Stories

"Got offered a job within the Real Estate M&A team at a global IB. Would not have passed the modeling test without these courses."
stars
Jesper H. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I accepted an offer last week as a Senior Financial Analyst at Colliers with one of their top-producing multifamily teams. Thanks so much for your resume/cover letter help and all of your advice. I couldn't have done it without you!"
stars
Eric B. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I landed two job offers in PERE. I owe so much credit to your courses. I killed my financial modeling case studies because of your courses. I'll be a Senior Acquisitions Associate at a PERE shop in Chicago. Thank you!"
stars
Bryant R. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I have accepted an offer as a Junior Financial Analyst - Acquisitions. This is thanks to you and your courses that I was able to learn so much and take that to interviews. Truly could not have done it without you."
stars
Daniel I. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Really excited to say I landed a job at Clarion Partners this summer. Your tricks of the trade from interview advice, modeling bootcamps, and updates on industry trends were integral in locking the role down."
stars
Chase R. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

Justin's consulting is invaluable and he really does care about his students. Through this program, I was able to secure a career with a brokerage that many told me was impossible to land. I highly recommend this platform!
stars
Ricky P. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Today was THE day, the head broker at C&W called me to offer the good news that I won the spot! I just want to say thank you again for helping me along the journey and providing the toolset to get there."
stars
Gershom E. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Thought I would send you a quick note. I've progressed through many of the modules and its been a tremendous learning experience. I've also been able to achieve a raise and bonus at my current company as a result! I couldn't be happier."
stars
Trent K. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I landed a job at a private equity multifamily firm as an acquisition analyst a couple weeks ago so just want to say a huge thank you for the courses and videos! I just want to say that Break Into CRE is the most efficient and cost effective way to learn about real estate investing and financial modelling and is a must for any aspiring students like myself which helped me to supplement and strengthen my knowledge from school and my past experience."
stars
Kevin C. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Hey Justin, I've accepted the offer at Arbor Realty Trust and thanks to your negotiation video they brought the offer up 20%! Thanks for the great insight!"
stars
Patrick C. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I received an offer from KKR and will be commencing this January. Thank you so much for all your help, the Academy is truly great!"
stars
Carl J. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Just wanted to thank you for everything you do on the YT channel and Academy. Because of you, I landed my first CRE job as an analyst at a crowdfunding startup, CrowdStreet. I also landed multiple offers from companies like JLL, M&M, and CBRE for being an analyst in the DC region. Thanks!"
stars
Endrees F. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"About a month after starting the course and digesting as much as I could, I interviewed for, and accepted a job with a top 20 multifamily owner operator in their investment group as a manager. It is without question a dream role (not to mention the huge pay increase)! I will use much of what I learned with your courses, especially the Excel shortcuts, to my advantage as I advance through my career.  Thank you!"
stars
Robbie W. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

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How much does this thing cost?

If you're looking to learn real estate financial modeling & analysis, you have a few options:

Get an MBA or Masters in Real Estate: This will likely take you out of the workforce for one to two years and could set you back $100,000+ for tuition alone. And while an MBA can make your resume look a little more shiny, you likely won't learn the key technical skills you actually need to know to be successful in the real estate investment business.

Go it alone and try to “figure it out”: This method can work, but it takes a *very* long time and a lot of headaches. In the process, you risk making mistakes on the job (not good) or in your own investment analysis (also not good), which could easily add up to the cost of the MBA described above.

Learn on the job and piece it all together: If you have all the time in the world, a job that exposes you to every part of the real estate business that you want to learn, and you work for a (very) forgiving employer, then this could be a good strategy. Otherwise, Break Into CRE Academy is probably a better choice.

Enroll in Break Into CRE Academy: Shortcut the process through a step-by-step, guided learning system to get from where you are to where you want to be as quickly and painlessly as possible, without spending five figures to do it.

You can access everything in Break Into CRE Academy

For as little as $49/month

Monthly Membership

$ 49 /month

  • Instant access to 19 institutional-quality real estate investing & financial modeling courses

  • Access to our entire database of 20+ real estate financial models & Excel training files

  • Access to dozens of done-for-you resume templates, networking scripts, and deal resources

  • Private, one-on-one email support

  • All new course, model, and resource releases included in your membership

Annual
Membership

$ 399 /year

Save $189
  • Instant access to 19 institutional-quality real estate investing & financial modeling courses

  • Access to our entire database of 20+ real estate financial models & Excel training files

  • Access to dozens of done-for-you resume templates, networking scripts, and deal resources

  • Private, one-on-one email support

  • All new course, model, and resource releases included in your membership

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30-Day No questions asked 100%

Money-Back Guarantee

Being unhappy with something you spend your money and time on is not fun, and also not something you should have to worry about when you enroll in the Academy program.

So at any point within 30 days of enrollment, if you’re not feeling like the material within the program is helping you master real estate financial modeling, break into the industry, or advance your real estate career, just shoot us an email at support@breakintocre.com and let us know you want a refund, and we’ll return your investment in the program right away.

We have built the Academy to be the fastest, most efficient way to learn real estate financial modeling and advance your career in the field. And if you’re not feeling like this program is taking you where you need to be, we don’t want to keep your money.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is included in Break Into CRE Academy?

The Academy includes 19 courses with 120+ hours of HD video training content, 20+ real estate financial models and Excel training files, and dozens of done-for-you networking and resume templates and deal resources. You’ll also get personalized, one-on-one career coaching through ongoing email support, so you can get your questions answered every step of the way. Break Into CRE Academy includes everything you need to know to break into the real estate investment industry as an analyst or associate at a top-tier firm, or to do your first (or next) deal on your own.

What's the difference between Break Into CRE Academy and the stand-alone courses on the Break Into CRE website?

If you're only looking to work through one or two courses on a specific topic, our stand-alone courses are a great option for you and an Academy membership probably isn't necessary for you at this stage of the game. With that said, if you're interested in three or more courses and personalized, one-on-one email career coaching, Break Into CRE Academy will give you instant access to the entire course library, all model and resource downloads, and access to an additional level of private support to take the next step in your real estate investing career. If you just need to patch up a few holes in your real estate investment skill set, individual courses can work well. But if you're looking to fast-track your real estate investing career with a step-by-step process and an additional level of guidance, Break Into CRE Academy is where you want to be.

What does one-on-one support include?

When you join Break Into CRE Academy, our goal is to get you from where you are to where you want to be in the real estate investment industry as quickly and efficiently as possible. As an Academy member, you'll have access to a members-only coaching email address where you'll be able to ask questions around how to optimize your resume or LinkedIn profile, which courses to take to learn a specific topic or to prepare for an interview, or other career-related questions around how to apply what you're learning in the program to your own unique situation. Please note that this is career coaching via email only, and does not include things like model creation, customization, or review, help with "live" Excel interview exams, or phone, Zoom, or Skype calls.

Will The Academy help me land a job as a real estate analyst or associate at a real estate investment or brokerage firm?

Absolutely! This is our bread-and-butter, and our students have used what they’ve learned in the Break Into CRE Academy coursework to land jobs at some of the top real estate investment and brokerage firms in the world including Brookfield Asset Management, Starwood Capital Group, LaSalle Investment Management, CIM Group, TPG Capital, CBRE, JLL, Hines Eastdil Secured, and many, many more. If there’s a technical skill you need to know to do break into a top real estate shop, you’ll learn that inside The Academy. But you’ll also learn how to network (without being annoying or pushy), how to make your resume and LinkedIn profile stand out from the crowd, and how to connect with the right people to advance your career and make more money in the industry. If you’re looking to break into the real estate field in the quickest and most efficient way possible, this is the closest thing we know of to a "shortcut" in doing that.

Are there Excel files inside The Academy that I can download and practice with?

Absolutely! The vast majority of the courses inside The Academy have built-in Excel exercises and templates we’ll work through together in the video lessons, but one of the most valuable parts of your Break Into CRE Academy membership is the Real Estate Financial Models library. As soon as you enroll, you’ll have instant access to dozens of pre-built real estate financial models, practice exams, and training files, so you can practice your skills on your own from day one in the program.

If you release a new course, will I have access to it as part of my membership?

Yup! As an Academy member, you'll get instant access to all new course, model, and resource releases, as well as any course, model, and resource updates that are made inside the membership.

Will I receive a certificate of completion that I can share on my LinkedIn profile and with employers?

Yes! We offer certificates of completion for each individual course completed inside the program, as we realize that not every course will be applicable to each member. Once you complete a course, a certificate will automatically be generated for you. Each certificate will be hosted on its own webpage and can easily be shared on LinkedIn or via email, or downloaded in PDF format.

How easy is it to cancel my membership?

Very. You can cancel your membership at any time directly through your Student Dashboard. When you cancel, you'll still have access to all Break Into CRE Academy materials until the end of your billing cycle, so you don't have to worry about losing access to everything immediately when you decide it's time to leave the program.

Do you have a return policy?

Yup! If you don’t feel like you’re mastering real estate financial modeling and analysis in the first 30 days of your membership, just send us an email at support@breakintocre.com and let us know. We'll refund your money, no questions asked.

What happens if you raise prices while I'm a member? Will my subscription price go up?

Nope! When you sign up, you’ll lock in that rate for as long as you’re a member. So if prices double a year from now and you sign up today, the price you pay won’t change.

What Our

Members have to say

"Got offered a job within the Real Estate M&A team at a global IB. Would not have passed the modeling test without these courses."
stars
Jesper H. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I accepted an offer last week as a Senior Financial Analyst at Colliers with one of their top-producing multifamily teams. Thanks so much for your resume/cover letter help and all of your advice. I couldn't have done it without you!"
stars
Eric B. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I landed two job offers in PERE. I owe so much credit to your courses. I killed my financial modeling case studies because of your courses. I'll be a Senior Acquisitions Associate at a PERE shop in Chicago. Thank you!"
stars
Bryant R. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I have accepted an offer as a Junior Financial Analyst - Acquisitions. This is thanks to you and your courses that I was able to learn so much and take that to interviews. Truly could not have done it without you."
stars
Daniel I. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Really excited to say I landed a job at Clarion Partners this summer. Your tricks of the trade from interview advice, modeling bootcamps, and updates on industry trends were integral in locking the role down."
stars
Chase R. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

Justin's consulting is invaluable and he really does care about his students. Through this program, I was able to secure a career with a brokerage that many told me was impossible to land. I highly recommend this platform!
stars
Ricky P. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Today was THE day, the head broker at C&W called me to offer the good news that I won the spot! I just want to say thank you again for helping me along the journey and providing the toolset to get there."
stars
Gershom E. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Thought I would send you a quick note. I've progressed through many of the modules and its been a tremendous learning experience. I've also been able to achieve a raise and bonus at my current company as a result! I couldn't be happier."
stars
Trent K. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I landed a job at a private equity multifamily firm as an acquisition analyst a couple weeks ago so just want to say a huge thank you for the courses and videos! I just want to say that Break Into CRE is the most efficient and cost effective way to learn about real estate investing and financial modelling and is a must for any aspiring students like myself which helped me to supplement and strengthen my knowledge from school and my past experience."
stars
Kevin C. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Hey Justin, I've accepted the offer at Arbor Realty Trust and thanks to your negotiation video they brought the offer up 20%! Thanks for the great insight!"
stars
Patrick C. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"I received an offer from KKR and will be commencing this January. Thank you so much for all your help, the Academy is truly great!"
stars
Carl J. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"Just wanted to thank you for everything you do on the YT channel and Academy. Because of you, I landed my first CRE job as an analyst at a crowdfunding startup, CrowdStreet. I also landed multiple offers from companies like JLL, M&M, and CBRE for being an analyst in the DC region. Thanks!"
stars
Endrees F. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

"About a month after starting the course and digesting as much as I could, I interviewed for, and accepted a job with a top 20 multifamily owner operator in their investment group as a manager. It is without question a dream role (not to mention the huge pay increase)! I will use much of what I learned with your courses, especially the Excel shortcuts, to my advantage as I advance through my career.  Thank you!"
stars
Robbie W. - Member,

Break Into CRE Academy

All Courses. All models. Instant Access.