What is the value a REIT?

Overview: One of the core themes of the Cambridge Finance’s course REITs – Investment in Real Estate Securities is indeed: What’s the value of a listed real estate asset? Our belief is that as markets trade on disagreements about the value of assets, the valuation process should be a crucial point in any investment course….

How to convince your boss to pay for your financial modelling training

More often than not employees find themselves trapped in a situation where they know they could do a better job, but just don’t have the right skills to implement more efficient routines. Training seems to be the key to solve their problem. However, there is always that question: “Should I pay for my training or…

Are REITs real estate?

What is the relationship between REITs and direct real estate? Firstly, REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts, are companies that own and manage real estate. Therefore, owning shares in REITs is a way for investors to access the risks and rewards of holding property assets without having to buy and manage property directly. REITs typically…

How to prepare for a real estate financial modelling test

First, we need to understand what a financial modelling is so we can keep this in mind throughout the test and better accept why companies are asking us more and more to go through Excel tests in order to proceed to the next round of interviews. Financial Modelling in real estate is used as a…

Demystifying real estate financial models

What are real estate financial models? Real Estate financial models are mainly spreadsheets used extensively as an aid in decision support in the areas of property investment and lending. These spreadsheets will ascertain the present value of a stream of cash flows and generate risk / return ratios. How do I create a real estate…

European Real Estate Society Conference 2016

Real estate in Sub-Saharan Africa  Challenges and opportunities for the first-time investor Maria Wiedner, CEO of Cambridge Finance, is delighted to present her paper on Real estate in Sub-Saharan Africa at the European Real Estate Society Conference in Regensburg, Germany,  9 June, 2016. Her research encompasses several interviews over the past six months with Sub-Saharan…

What cities would look like if women were to plan them

The Women of the World (WOW) Festival at London’s Southbank Centre in March 2016 brought together thousands of women to celebrate women and girls and look at obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential. In the session, ‘Women, Know Your Place’, Clara Greed (add preferred title), Charlotte Morphet (add preferred title), Maria Wiedner (Founder…

5 Things Highly Productive Financial Analysts Do Differently

Being a highly productive financial analyst is not an innate talent; it’s simply a matter of organising your spreadsheets so that you can efficiently get the right calculations and analysis done. Real estate financial analysts in particular… So, what behaviors define highly productive financial analysts?  What habits and strategies make them consistently more productive than others?  And…

Bespoke Real Estate Financial Models

Cambridge Finance are a service company, specialising in the provision of bespoke financial modelling services to clients of all sizes in real estate globally. Our clients typically require a combination of financial modelling consultancy and modelling training to enable them to consistently produce effective models to support informed business decisions. We work collaboratively with our clients to produce quality…

Real Estate Financial Modelling 2-Day Course

Duration: 2 days Location: London Next course: 23 & 24, March 2017 Price: £995 Overview: Construct a robust real estate financial model from scratch and use it to assess the financial risk and return profile of an investment project. This course is aimed at investment surveyors, real estate finance analysts and property consultants seeking a best practice approach to…