Content

Learn to think bigger

We believe that learning requires doing. Hands-on exercises are critical to your development. Which is why, during the 8 week Zoom-based course, participants gain exposure to the following:

Transaction documents, Leases, PSAs, term sheets, BOVs, OMs, and other key documents

Critical industry frameworks

Financial models including waterfalls, DCF models, and other pro-formas

Case studies
  • Pre-Work
  • Pre-assessment, key terms, and benchmark memorization

    Pre-assessments allow us to tailor FastTrack to your needs. Additionally, we provide simple, but powerful industry knowledge to help you hit the ground running

  • Week
    1
  • The CRE System and Capital Markets

    Overview: It is impossible to navigate the industry without knowing the players and their motivations. We break down the real estate world into four silos and take a deep dive into the primary sources of debt and equity capital.

    Learning paths:
    • Four real estate career silos
    • Debt providers
    • Equity profiles
    • Match the deal with the capital

  • Week
    2
  • Commercial Leases

    Overview: Leases are dense legal documents that take years to master. We define and focus on the most critical components of a commercial lease agreement.

    Learning paths:
    • Key lease provisions
    • Lease one pager
    • Apartment lease
    • Commercial lease
    • Retail lease
    • Abstract form

  • Week
    3
  • Real Estate Valuation and Return Measures

    Overview: Being able to estimate property value is perhaps the most critical real estate skill. We define the industry's primary framework and explain the '12 levers' that drive property value.


    Learning paths:
    • DCF framework
    • Pro forma road map
    • 12 valuation levers
    • What is Argus?
    • OM walkthrough
    • Quick OM valuation
    • BOV exercise

  • Week
    4
  • Acquisitions and Due Diligence
    Overview: Property sales are uniquely complex, and only those who have experienced the sale process understand its nuances. We explain why and how properties trade and outline the due diligence process.

    Learning paths:
    • PSA one pager
    • Sample PSA
    • PCAs and ESAs
    • Due diligence exercise
    • PSA exercise
    • Due diligence checklist
    • Create LOI from PSA
  • Week
    5
  • Real Estate Debt

    Overview: Using leverage creates opportunities for exaggerated returns but adds significant risk, which many people do not fully understand. We define the financial framework owners and lenders use to capitalize properties.

    Learning Paths:
    • LTV, DSCR, DY
    • LIRR vs. LTV
    • UIRR vs. Cost of Debt
    • Historical default rates
    • Incremental cost of capital
    • B notes vs. mezz vs. pref
    • Predict the outcome

  • Week
    6
  • Real Estate Development

    Overview: Real estate development requires (i) fundamental expertise, (ii) access to land, capital, and users, and (iii) the ability to navigate cost uncertainty. We define a framework that considers each of these critical components.

    Learning Paths:
    • Understanding the process
    • What makes development different
    • Zoning regulation practice
    • Yield-on-cost practice
    • Factors that impact dev. economics

  • Week
    7
  • Joint Ventures

    Overview: Real estate partnerships are critical to the industry, but very few people understand "waterfall" mechanics and the key drivers of successful partnerships. We explain these and leverage a model to compete for a hypothetical partnership.

    Learning Paths:
    • Purposes of a joint venture
    • Waterfall structures
    • Understanding promotes
    • Key calculations
    • Decisions in a JV

  • Week
    8
  • Course Wrap-Up

    Overview: Recognizing real estate investment opportunities require a deep understanding of
    industry fundamentals and how they interact. We wrap-up the cohort by pulling together the
    FastTrack models within a context of the real estate system.

    • Course review
    • A macro view of CRE
    • Next steps/alumni perks

  • Week
    9
  • Post class assessment and networking
    FastTrack is not over when class ends. Our final assessment allows you to measure progress and opportunities for future growth.  You will also benefit from the extended alumni network across the country.
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STRUCTURE

Create your own success

We provide networking and professional development opportunities, job-preparation instruction, and other career resources. You’ll have a support system in the industry long after you graduate. Take control of your career path.

Insider insights from executives with decades of industry experience

Document templates, model templates, proprietary textbooks, flash cards, and skill-building exercises

Networking, professional development opportunities, and job-preparation instruction after graduation

Our Approach

Actionable Content

Cover graduate school-level content, distilled down to the most critical concepts, explain how concepts apply and how to use them to avoid pitfalls.

Real-world Context

Spark interest in content and provide context for how fundamental skills are used to create value.

Hands-on approach

Create environments where participants can apply industry models and frameworks to solve problems.

Targeted Network

Establish and grow relationships between existing and emerging industry leaders, around shared motivations and goals.

Individual Practice

  • Concentrated program textbook
  • Practice materials and quizzes
  • Preparation exercises for each session
  • Follow exercises up with increasing rigor 

Group Coaching

  • Small group discussions
  • Office hours
  • Class networking
  • Guest Speakers
  • Alumni meetups

Results

FastTrack means fast results

We’re proud to have helped rising stars at all levels increase their mastery.

68 %

Gain in industry knowledge from pre- to post-assessment

53%
89%

50 %

Increase in career confidence

6/10
9/10

100 %

Increase in interviewing confidence

4/10
8/10
  • Will recommend FastTrack to a friend
  • Will use FastTrack in their role

100%

  • Will recommend FastTrack to a friend
  • Will use FastTrack in their role
$
142
K
Average participant income
94
Net promoter score
50
%
New job or promotion within 6 months

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CRE ANALYST

Limited enrollment means greater individual attention

Enroll

Acceptance into FastTrack is competitive. Prior to enrollment participants must complete an interview with CRE Analyst to ensure proper alignment. We are looking for driven individuals committed to skill development and excellence in commercial real estate.

Enrollment is limited to 45 to ensure a low teacher-to-student ratio and promote an active and engaging environment for all. In addition to the two primary instructors FastTrack gives you access to 10+ additional instructors who are full-time CRE professionals.

CLASSES ARE DELIVERED ONLINE BUT INCLUDE IN-PERSON NETWORKING AND LEARNING EVENTS.

 

 

Program Session Start Date End Date Times Tuition Current Rate1 Seats Available2 Availability
Summer Online
May 11th 2022
June 29th 2022
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
$5,999
$0
0
Fall Online
Sept. 7th 2022
Oct. 26th 2022
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
$5,999
$5,499
0
Winter Online
Jan. 11th 2023
Mar. 1st 2023
Wednesdays, 6-9pm
$5,999
$4,999
20

1Requires full payment in advance

2Indicates seats remaining at current price

Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified candidates. Additional information on payment options can be found here.

Learn from the absolute best

Jamil Alam_Endeavor RE Group
Jamil Alam
Jamil Alam
Endeavor Real Estate Group
Managing Principal
Lee Belland_Stream
Lee Belland
Lee Belland
Stream Realty Partners
Co-General Partner & Co-Founder
Greg Biggs_Cawley Partners
Greg Biggs
Greg Biggs
Stream Realty Partners
Executive Vice President
Clark Briner_Revere Capital
Clark Briner
Clark Briner
Revere Capital
Founder & Principal
Bill Cawley_Cawley Partners
Bill Cawley
Bill Cawley
Cawley Partners
Chairman - CEO
Randy Cooper_Stream
Randy Cooper
Randy Cooper
Stream Realty Partners
Vice Chairman
Clint Culp_MetLife
Clint Culp
Clint Culp
MetLife Investment Management
Director
Jim Curtin_JLL
Jim Curtin
Jim Curtin
JLL
Senior Managing Director, Equity Advisory Platform Leader
Tony Dona_Thackeray-Greystar
Tony Dona
Tony Dona
Thackeray Partners
Executive Director - Investment Management
Mark D. Gibson_JLL
Mark D. Gibson
Mark D. Gibson
JLL
Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets, Americas
Mary Hager_Thackeray&Greystar
Mary Hager
Mary Hager
Thackeray Partners
Co-Founder and Executive Director - Investment Management
Dan Harris_Stream Realty Partners
Dan Harris
Dan Harris
Stream Realty Partners
Managing Director
Adam Herrin_Urban Logistics Realty
Adam Herrin
Adam Herrin
Urban Logistics Realty
Co-Owner & Managing Partner
Heath Johnson_Cousins
Heath Johnson
Heath Johnson
Cousins Properties
Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Fehmi Karahan_Karahan Companies
Fehmi Karahan
Fehmi Karahan
The Karahan Companies
President & CEO
Hunter M Lee_HPI
Hunter M. Lee
Hunter M. Lee
HPI Real Estate Services & Investments
Dallas Partner
Kristi Leonard_JLL
Kristi Leonard
Kristi Leonard
JLL
Debt and Equity Placement Associate
Torrey Littlejohn_JLL
Torrey Littlejohn
Torrey Littlejohn
JLL
Managing Director
Elizabeth Malone_Eastdil Secured
Elizabeth Malone
Elizabeth Malone
Eastdil Secured
Managing Director
Mike Mcdonald_Cushman&Wakefield
Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald
Cushman & Wakefield
Vice Chairman
Mike McVean_Stream
Mike McVean
Mike McVean
Stream Realty Partners
Co-General Partner & Co-Founder
Terry Montesi_Trademark Property
Terry Montesi
Terry Montesi
Trademark Property Company
CEO - Founder
Chris Murphy_Newmark
Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy
Newmark
Vice Chairman
Mike Nelson_Trammell Crow Company
Mike Nelson
Mike Nelson
Trammell Crow Company
Managing Director
Chris Selbo_Olive Mill Holdings
Chris Selbo
Chris Selbo
Olive Mill Holdings
Founding Partner
Sarat Terry_Colliers
Sara Terry
Sara Terry
Colliers
Executive Vice President
Michele Wheeler_Jackson Shaw
Michele Wheeler
Michele Wheeler
JacksonShaw
President & COO
Craig Wilson_Stream Realty Partners
Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson
Stream Realty Partners
Managing Director

VIRTUAL

 

Unparalleled virtual
learning experience

Unparalleled virtual
learning experience

90% of our students strongly approve of our approach to virtual learning because: 

  • It attracts the best guest speakers
  • Convenient for busy professionals
  • Minimizes transit
  • Maximizes interactiveness
  • Promotes efficient group work
  • Facilitates recordings 
  • Casts a wider geographic reach 

All classes are live, interactive, and complemented with in-person events.

Want more information on how to master practical skills and excel in commercial real estate?

CRE Analyst Fast Track delivers best-in-class training around the critical modules that drive the commercial real estate industry.

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