ABOUT THE COURSE
Financial Analysis with Real Estate Modeling (FARM) is an online self-paced Microsoft Excel course that focuses on modeling commercial real estate for investment decision-making.
The course starts with the basics in Excel and over 6 levels progressively gets more difficult. Each level, users can expect a break down of concepts, definitions, and key real estate metrics as well as a voice-over video recording that shows step-by-step how to build a model from scratch.
At the end of each level users test their comprehension and accuracy of their models with a quiz. The videos total approximately 5 hours in length and the course typically takes anywhere from 7 – 10 hours to complete depending on the user’s initial skill level.
WHO WE ARE
Connor Kreis, James Barrios, and Mike Harris all met at the University of Florida in the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program (MSRE) in the spring of 2019. They noticed that the real estate industry lacked effective and affordable training materials for in-depth real estate modeling in Excel - a crucial skill for students as they enter the industry. Connor, James, and Mike had collectively taken over 10 online Excel classes previously, but were unsatisfied with their formats, subject matter, and methods of training. They decided soon after, that they would make it their mission to create a completely new self-paced Excel program specific to commercial real estate that could be utilized by students and professionals in the real estate industry. Today, the three work in commercial lending, development, and private equity.