Real Estate Analyst

Real Estate Analyst

Create flexible real estate financial models in Excel. Case studies focus on core, core plus and value add property investments. This course shows you how to model income producing property, build rent functions, model costs and calculate returns. It also shows you how to interpret and analyse the results. The Real Estate Analyst course has been taught non-stop to global real estate firms over the last 20 years, and is without doubt the core financial modelling training in your career portfolio.

On this course, you will…

  • Learn how to structure an investment cash flow from first principles and how to value and appraise property investments
  • Build annual and quarterly discounted cash flows
  • Look in depth at modelling tenancy schedules: rent reviews, upward-only, break options, lease expiry
  • Build OPEX and CAPEX into your cash flow
  • Analyse risk using sensitivity tables and charts
  • Employ best practice and find solutions to common modelling problems

Who will benefit from this course?

  • Real Estate Analysts and Investors
  • Surveyors
  • Portfolio Analysts
  • Investment Managers
  • Real Estate professionals at any level with exposure to real estate financial models on a frequent basis
  • Mid-level to senior Real Estate Analysts who would like to start building their own real estate models quickly, rather than relying solely on coaching from existing team members
  • Junior or new Real Estate Analysts who would like to start building their own real estate models quickly, rather than relying solely on coaching from existing team members
  • APC candidates who would like the opportunity to consolidate their competencies by understanding how theory and variables interact within the precision context of a financial model.

Course Outline

Know how to build a property asset cash flow, analyse geared, and un-geared IRRs.

  • Term & Reversion and Layer Method Valuation (Intro to Excel)
  • Equivalent Yield (Solver, Scenario and Goal Seek functions)
  • Single-Let Discounted Cash Flow
  • Cash Flow inputs (Rents, Yields, Growth Rates, Target Returns)
  • Analysis and use of date series
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Comparing Value, Price and Worth
  • Adding borrowing and analysing geared returns
  • Introducing Rent Reviews and other ‘events’ into cash flows
  • The ‘Rent Function’ concept and Logic functions (IF,OR,AND)
  • Sensitivity analysis

Know how to build a multi-let property cash flow and apply the concepts on a hypothetical case study.

  • The ‘Rent Function’ and Multi-let cash flows
  • The ‘date problem’ and assumptions in property asset cash flows
  • Reducing the rent function, intermediate calculations and modelling theory
  • Modelling lease expiries, break clauses, voids, and upward only covenants
  • Incorporating time-varying rental growth rates
  • Analysing multi-let cash flows to see if the leases are sufficiently diversified
  • Further IRR analysis (XIRR, MIRR)

Post-Course Support

We complement all our financial modelling courses with two months’ learning support, to make sure you will fully benefit from our training.

How does it work?
You can contact us at any time and one of our experts will come back to you within two working days. The expert’s time is limited to 10 minutes per inquiry on questions related to the course material only.

International Note

Our Real Estate Analyst course can be delivered internationally. Every market is well researched by our product development team before we deliver the courses. This essential course has been revised to apply to different jurisdictions for financial modelling theory prior to a detailed analysis of the covenants. The following courses cover European, French or African leases.

European Real Estate Analyst
French Real Estate Analyst
African Real Estate Analyst

Course Details


Classroom-based: £1,750 + VAT
Online: £1,500 +VAT

Number of days: Two days
Course type: Financial Modelling
Course level:
Pre-requisite: None
CPD Hours: 15

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