"In January 2024, I attended the 7-day Certificate Course on Real Estate Development and Value Add Investments Financial Modelling. Despite having a background in Real Estate, and over 11 years in the industry, the course proved to be exceptionally valuable. In addition to the refresher on real estate as an asset class, the course delved into the principles of real estate investment and development, with a particular emphasis on financial modelling. As someone who is self-taught in excel, I feel far more confident to run more complex cashflows and model various debt and equity structures whilst ensuring my spreadsheets remain “simple and elegant”. The model templates have proven to be useful only a few days after finishing the course! Maria demonstrates an impressive breadth of knowledge and experience in the financial sector, with the theoretical principles enhanced by her practical insight which brought the class to life. Attending the in-person sessions was a highlight as the diverse mix of the group brought together individuals with varied experiences across the financial sectors, providing a collaborative learning environment which enhanced the experience. P.S. just used my new skills to run a development cashflow for a couple of houses I am looking to build! So much better than the cashflows I have presented in the past."
"Mrs. Maria Wiedner is a professional, efficient, and inspirational teacher who cares for her students and focuses on their understandability of any topic she presents. She applies creative teaching skills and builds her chemistry with her students in the class; this helped us to be easily engaged with the topics of the learning material and mainly Financial Modeling material. Such a subject needs specific teaching methods and special care for the students who don’t have a finance background, we believe Mrs. Wiedner applied these methods perfectly, succeeded in delivering the knowledge to us in a short period, and kept us motivated to learn more about it. We would always be grateful for her and her efforts, and we wish her all the best in her future."
"I have made the big move to Capital Markets and am absolutely loving it. Your training helped me a huge amount to secure my dream job, so thank you so much!"
Maria is a great teacher when it comes to financial modelling in a practical and informative way – I certainly learnt not only new things with Excel but also on real estate financing; I shall be calling upon her help with my financial models in a new venture soon!
Maria was extremely knowledgeable, skilled and patient. She delivered the course with enthusiasm which made the experience highly enjoyable, as well as informative. Maria made me feel relaxed and created a comfortable environment for the students to freely ask questions. Maria inspired me to appreciate the value of Excel! I had completely underestimated its ability!
“The structure perfectly helped to demystify some of the terminology used in investment decisions and I now have a significantly better understanding of some more complex excel functions. Excellent, clear teaching from Maria.”