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Who Says Workforce Housing Can’t be Sexy

Historically, class B/C garden-style apartment communities have been typified by dated 70’s/80’s architecture, uninspiring interior design, lackluster landscaping, and boring commodity amenities. Recently, the divide between class A and class B/C apartment communities...

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It’s Better in the Crest

It’s Better in the Crest

Growing up, I spent every summer on the Jersey Shore. My parents have a house on Sunset Lake in Wildwood Crest, the last exit off the Parkway before hitting Cape May. I’d spend my weekends between baseball and soccer games, ‘down the shore’,...

You’re Not Ready to do Your Own Deals

You’re Not Ready to do Your Own Deals

I recently turned 30 and have been working for Atlas for over 5 years now, which feels like a long time, but is nothing in the grand scheme of an entire career that could last 60+ years. We’re under contract on our 40th deal and at this point I...

How Professor Roger Staiger Teaches Real Estate Financial Modeling

How Professor Roger Staiger Teaches Real Estate Financial Modeling

For students and young professionals just getting started in the business, learning to model real estate transactions in Excel is the single best way to differentiate yourself from the competition to land that job or stand out within your company and get promoted.

Today, I literally have the guy who wrote the book on modeling real estate deals in Excel. Roger Staiger, author of Foundations of Real Estate Modeling shares insights into his book, characteristics of good financial modelers, and his best advice for learning real estate financial modeling.