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DCF Valuation Part 1: Introduction to DCF Valuation


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  • πŸ“Š Level: Foundations

  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Educator: Phil Laney

  • 🌎 Region: UK / Europe

  • πŸ“œ Certificate: Score over 70% on the final quiz.


This is the first part of a 3-part series on DCF Investment Valuation for real estate. This course is for complete beginners with little to no experience in Excel or DCF.

The Discounted Cash Flow ("DCF") valuation method is used for almost all types of investments globally. It is the one common valuation method for equities, bonds, real estate, train carriages, machinery, and much more. If you want to go into the investment industry, then you will absolutely need to know DCF.

This course explores how DCF is used to value simple commercial real estate investments. Starting from a blank Excel spreadsheet, it develops a full valuation model to derive the value of a real-world asset.

Key Learning Outcomes

You are about to learn the essentials of how to build a real estate DCF valuation model in Excel from scratch in order to value a simple office real estate investment. By the end of this, you will be able to:

  1. Starting from a blank Excel sheet, build a DCF investment valuation for a single-tenanted property.

  2. Review a brochure for an investment opportunity and identify the key data required for the cash flow model.

  3. Project cash flows and evaluate investor returns.

Your Instructor

Phil Laney is a real estate private equity investor in Europe with over 15 years of experience, $4bn+ of transactions, and his own fund. To be a successful investor or developer, you need to know more than just skills. You need to know how, why, and when to use those skills. Phil is passionate about teaching this full spectrum.

Getting Started

  • To begin learning, simply click Enroll above and get started.

  • You don't have a set time to complete this. Go as fast or slow as you like.

  • Once you have completed the final quizzes successfully, you will be awarded a certificate, which we recommend you upload to Linkedin to evidence your continued professional development.


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