New to real estate investing? Our Fundamentals course will take you to the next level.

Designed for beginners who are ready to get serious about learning real estate finance. Get all of the essential tools, insights, and strategies directly from our world-class Real Estate Investment Masterclass.

Dive into the Real Estate Investment Masterclass, where each module is expertly designed to elevate your real estate expertise. Here's a glimpse of what’s inside:
Introduction to Real Estate Investments

Learn how to explore Real Estate Investments comprehensively. Topics include:

Identify various methods through which real estate generates wealth.
Apply essential rules for successful real estate investing.
Distinguish between different property types in real estate.
Utilize the Real Estate Finance and Investment Matrix for making informed investment decisions.

Includes free financial calculator apps, spreadsheet samples, and more.

Introduction to Real Estate Finance

Learn how to navigate the intricacies of Real Estate Finance. Topics include:

Understand the fundamentals and importance of mortgage loans.
Evaluate how leveraging impacts investment returns.
Navigate the commercial mortgage loan process efficiently.
Recognize the role and function of commercial mortgage brokers.

Includes sample pro forma analysis spreadsheets for download

Analyzing Real Estate Investment Properties

Learn how to leverage and structure debt, & analyze mortgage loans. Topics include:

Calculate and interpret Net Operating Income (NOI) for real estate investments.
Assess cap rates and value income properties effectively.
Perform comprehensive property appraisals.
Create and analyze real estate pro forma statements.
Develop and utilize operating and investment pro forma models.

Includes sample spreadsheets for mortgage loan analysis

How to Offer & Close Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Learn to identify investment properties, structure offers, and close deals. Topics include:

Analyzing properties and making an offer
Due diligence and mitigating risk

Financing and closing the deal

Includes sample due diligence and transaction checklists

How to Build Your Business and Your Portfolio

Learn how to get more clients andclose more deals. Topics include:

Mastering first appointments with investor clients
Habits & Time Management

Business planning and choosing a submarket

Includes step-by-step guides with sample questions, business planning guides,  worksheets, and more.

Meet Trevor Calton: founder of Real Estate Finance Academy

During his career, Trevor has analyzed, sold, or acquired thousands of commercial real estate assets totaling over $5 billion. He has overseen the management of more than 6000 units of multifamily housing, and underwritten billions of dollars of commercial mortgage loans.

Trevor was also a Professor of Real Estate Finance in the Masters of Real Estate program at Portland State University from 2011-2019. He has trained thousands of real estate agents, investors, mortgage lenders, and other professionals in the analysis of real estate investments, and has become renowned for his effective approach teaching commercial real estate classes.

Master these key techniques of real estate finance and investing

Become a better real estate investor. By the end of this course, you'll master essential real estate finance and investing strategies.

See what’s waiting for you inside:

Know Your Numbers!
How to Perform Financial Analysis

Dive into the core financial principles like compound interest and the time value of money to mastering the tools to make informed investment decisions.

OUTCOME: You’ll be able to
Analyze investments and loans in real time
Calculate loan payments, terms, and future balances
Calculate investment returns and cost of capital

How to Analyze Multifamily & Commercial Investment Properties

Learn the science of property comparison, understanding cap rates, creating investment pro forma and identifying opportunities that fit your strategy.

OUTCOME: You’ll be able to
Evaluate investment properties
Identify opportunities that align with your investment goals
Understand cash flow and return on investment

How to Analyze Commercial Loans
and Raise Capital

Navigate the intricacies of leveraging real estate investments, delve into mortgage loan structures, and maximize your returns.

OUTCOME: You’ll be able to
Understand the best financing options for your strategy
Optimize leverage to increase returns
Scale your portfolio and grow your business
Raise debt & equity capital to achieve your goals

How to Offer and Close
Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Master the steps to property identification, deal structuring, and ensuring a smooth deal closure with minimal risks.

OUTCOME: You’ll be able to
Negotiate offers & deal terms for your strategy
Execute with certainty and close deals
Attract more opportunities and deal flow

How to Build Your Portfolio
and Scale Your Real Estate Business

Acquire strategies to attract more opportunities, close bigger deals, and stand out in the commercial real estate market.

OUTCOME: You’ll be able to
Increase cash flow and income
Build sustainable wealth
Increase tax benefits
Build financial freedom

Plus, we added bonuses

Checklists and Worksheets

Get strategies to attract more clients, close bigger deals, and stand out in the commercial real estate market.

Bonus content

We always keep a few surprises up our sleeve to keep you smiling, like extra resources that you won't get anywhere else.

Templates and Resources

Pre-made templates to streamline your workflows and get a better picture of your investments, fast.

Enroll in Real Estate Finance Fundamentals

The ultimate toolkit for going from beginner to expert in real estate finance and investments

Real Estate Finance Fundamentals
Understanding Mortgage Basics
Advanced Financing Options
Key Financial Metrics in Real Estate
Navigating Loan Applications and Underwriting
Financial Strategies and Risk Management

For first time real estate investors, decoding the fundamentals of real estate finance.

Success stories from our students

Satyam R.


This was exactly the type of course I was looking for to help transfer my knowledge to real estate. My broker actually recommended this and man am I happy he did. I love this course. Easy to understand and direct. Thank you!

Len C.


I’m sure I am not the first one to tell you that you are an amazing teacher. You are able to take complicated concepts and break them down for the layman to easily understand. You have an incredible gift, and I hope you keep on teaching.

Robert C.


This was one of my favorite and most useful courses I have ever taken, and greatly enhanced my ability to analyze different loan types & terms objectively. Trevor was able to answer many of my questions, many of which were outside the scope of the course. I would highly recommend this course!

Eric P.


I am always impressed with Trevor’s knowledge from his years of experience. I am impressed with his dedication, enthusiasm, and professionalism. His proactive solutions, compassion, respect, and understanding always results in positive responses, greater retention, and increased loyalty.

David A.


Trevor has excellent quantitative/analytical skills and is extremely personable. He has very high integrity and is trustworthy. Someone you can trust. He would be an excellent asset for anyone.

Josh L.


Trevor is truly one of the best individuals I have had the pleasure to work with. When asked to speak at our graduation ceremony, Trevor stepped up and delivered an inspiring speech about perseverance and commitment. He has been and continues to be a resource to our students and our community.

Students around the globe became CRE experts with this course

Why the Real Estate Investment Masterclass stands out

Skill-Based Training

Unlike many programs that simply present information, our course goes a step further. We emphasize hands-on, skill-based training to ensure you can confidently apply what you learn in real-world scenarios.

Individualized Attention

We pride ourselves on focusing on each of our students. Your progress matters to us, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Expertly Crafted Modules

Each module isn't just thrown together – it's meticulously crafted by industry experts to deliver optimal learning outcomes.

Challenges & Tests

To make sure you're truly grasping the material, we've integrated challenges and tests throughout the course. These assessments not only help solidify your understanding but also prepare you for real-world real estate challenges.

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course designed for?

This course is designed for new and aspiring real estate investors who want to go beyond the single-family rental house and scale up into multifamily and commercial properties.

How long does the program take?

Each module is designed to be completed in 1-3 hours. The entire program from beginning to end can usually be completed in 8-30 hours, depending on the student's skill level and dedication to the curriculum.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Yes! We guarantee the quality of our training and that students will understand the concepts being taught.
If a student needs additional instruction in order to grasp a particular concept, extra resources will be provided on a case-by-case basis. Students who are unsure if this is the right program for them should inquire for more info. We do not offer refunds.

Can I access the course on mobile devices?

Yes, our course is designed to be responsive, allowing you to access it on various devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Do I get any support during the course?

Absolutely! We pride ourselves on providing individualized attention. Our team of experts is always available to assist you with any queries or challenges you face.

Do you have questions?