How has Covid shaped property design?

Coronavirus has had a marked affect on how people want to spend their work and leisure time and has shifted priorities for building design. Gardens, recently seen as a nuisance and best avoided by some, are now sought after for the offer of private open air space and open plan is falling in popularity as … Continue reading How has Covid shaped property design?

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Valuation in crisis – Art versus Science – The Science View

The Science View on Valuation Estimating Property Values in Times of Significant Uncertainty In times of Covid-19 pandemic, property market or fair values are harder than ever to estimate. Valuers desperately trying to find enough ‘evidence’, but property is an illiquid asset by definition and as such, transactional evidence disappears during periods of market unrest. … Continue reading Valuation in crisis – Art versus Science – The Science View

Demystifying 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 financial model? Being proficient in real … Continue reading Demystifying real estate financial models

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 behaviours define highly productive financial analysts?  What habits and strategies make them consistently more productive than others?  And … Continue reading 5 Things Highly Productive Financial Analysts Do Differently

The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

By Victor Alarsa If you are one of those who loves to model using lots of “IF”, “AND” and “OR” functions, then this article is for you. Let’s discuss the SUMPRODUCT, which literally means summing up the multiplication (product) of two or more different arrays. For example, if you want to calculate total rental value … Continue reading The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

The Evolution of the Modern Office

Evolution of the modern office How has the modern day office evolved since the 1950's? Looking at the evolution of the modern office from cubicles with typewriters and filo faxes through the age of electronics coming in, the integration of the sexes in the workplace and then today a more flexible approach, hot-desking and virtual … Continue reading The Evolution of the Modern Office

UK Government – planning for the future

Written By Danass Maddison Proposals intended to streamline and modernise the planning process Current system Currently, the government uses the system based on the Town and Country Planning Act 1947. The act calls for local authorities to prepare local plans setting out proposals for the use and development of land within their area, showing an … Continue reading UK Government – planning for the future

Do you know how to count the number of cells filtering several different criteria using Excel?

By Victor Alarsa In essence, the COUNTIFS function is used to count the number of cells that meet one or multiple criteria, given a specific range of the array. You may have noticed that COUNTIFS has an "S" in the end, which differs from its cousin COUNTIF, which is programmed to count the number of … Continue reading Do you know how to count the number of cells filtering several different criteria using Excel?

Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 02)

By Victor Alarsa If you are looking to get into Real Estate financier, here you will find a few metrics commonly used by loan underwriters. As discussed in part 01, covenants are financial metrics used by lenders to determine how risky lending capital might be for a given project. We learnt about LTV/LTGDV/LTC, and now … Continue reading Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 02)