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Buying Rental Property Before You Own Your HomeAnybody done this? Thoughts on pros/cons? I'm thinking of buying a single fam home in a lower priced metro (1,000 miles away) and waiting for the social media bubble to pop before I buy in the SF Bay. What is a good return hurdle for rentals? Are the tax benefits better for rental or owner occup...
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CBRE Capital Advisors?Anyone have any info on what exactly it is they do? Being as how they are "the investment banking division of CBRE", is it basically REIT I-banking? Where do they rank in terms of market presence/deal flow? Comp? Any insight is greatly appreciated. ...
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World Class Capital Group?Anyone have any experience working at or working with World Class Capital Group either in Austin or NYC? I've been Googling a bit and read mixed reviews and not sure what they are all about. ...
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GSE vs CMBS vs Life CompaniesAnyone care to share some knowledge on the three different types of financing sources? Pros and Cons? Lending tendency? Who they typically lend to? Leverage? Etc.. Thanks! ...
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Senior HousingHey guys, I have a buddy who is going to interview with a senior housing shop, as i don't know much myself, I was wonderinng if anyone has any tips or clue on what to expect. What are major components of the underwriting and what do they these shops look at differently than normal repe shops? Thanks...
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Acq. & Dev. Analyst (Condos/Apartments) ---> MBA OR MS----> Opportunistic REPE?I am a first year acquisition and development analyst at a well-known development company. I work in the condo/apartment group underwriting deals in 4 major markets and am gathering research to enter a 5th. My experience has been great so far, but I am also looking towards my future goals and what I...
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Anyone Underwrite Big Box Retail?We've developed Walmarts/Sams/Home Depot/etc but I've never had to underwrite an acquisition for free standing big box's. I was just handed an assignment to underwrite a package of Lowes/Home Depot locations but I'm having a hard time finding market research since they really don't seem to fit the r...
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JPM Real Estate Asset Management Does anybody have any insights into the JPM Real Estate Asset Management group? Would an analyst position in this group be a great place to start a career in real estate coming out of college? Thanks for any input. ...
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JPM Asset Management - Real EstateAnyone have info on JPM Asset Management - Real Estate? Comp/hours/experience at the Analyst level? ...
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EisenerAmper REPE ConferenceFor any West Coast RE Monkeys, there's a good collection of companies/talent at a San Francisco conference next week. Here's a list of the companies attending, which younger monkeys could use to research Source: http://eaprivateequity.com/sf/ 2015 Attendees Include: 29th Street Capital Accord Group ...
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STORE Capital-REITDoes anyone have any insight on STORE Capital, a REIT in Arizona. They launched their IPO this past November, and they seem like a real estate company on the rise. They focus on single tenant retail and lease-back transactions. Would this be a good opportunity to get started in the real estate in...
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Debt Yield NYC Class A Office?Anyone in the CMBS industry know what debt yields the industry is allowing on 65-70% LTV IO loans for class A midtown office buildings? Just putting together an analysis for defeasing a loan and I know we can get there on LTV and DSCR but the debt yield will be the limiting factor here. I don't want...
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Does Real Estate (property level) Acquisitions Experience Count for CFA designation?I am doing property level acquisitions (building acquisition models, taking part in all the due diligence, presenting deal investments to senior investment director, doing credit analysis on prospective tenants, etc), and am contemplating the CFA. I have read the hotly partisan discussions about its...
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Anyone with corporate real estate consulting experience?Bumping this topic to the RE Finance forum - didn't get any comments from the consultants. Hello everyone, A lot of consulting firms have service offerings around corporate real estate (workplace strategies, RE portfolio optimization, vendor selection and implementation of RE software, site selectio...
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When we see "MBA or equivalent degree is preferred" for a RE position: is Master's in Real Estate the equivalent?I have come across this phrase a lot lately in different real estate position postings. Are we correct in assuming that the "equivalent" degree consists of a Master's in Real Estate. What other equivalent degree would there be? ...
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JP Morgan Real Estate LA vs Morgan Stanley Real Estate ATLAnyone know anything about these offices (or would like to speculate)? Which would pay the most-and how much salary and bonus can real estate IB analysts expect? I'd like to stay in real estate, so I have no problem being coined a real estate guy. ...
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Help with Multistrat Opportunistic RE Fund InterviewI recently received an opportunity to interview for an internship position at a decent sized opportunistic real estate hedge fund. The problem is that I am not that familiar with these types of firms (think Farallon but with a more significant real estate focus) and I only have a few days to prepar...
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Libor Forward CurveLooking for 1 Month LIBOR Forward Curve. Anyone have this on hand or strategy to bootstrap? I haven't bootstrapped since college so not extremely positive on the process especially for Libor. Regards, ...
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Changing mid-career to real estate financeI am thinking of moving mid-career to the real estate industry. I have worked in finance project management (in IB) for the past 10 years after working in finance for 5 years before that. I graduated from Cardiff University (UK) with an Economics BSc in 1998 and gained a MSc in Finance at Reading ...
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Real Estate ForumPatrick, I wanted to say I'm a big fan of the site and it often keeps me entertained on slow days. The number of posts regarding real estate investment banking and REPE have started to increase and I think it is time to have a new forum for Real Estate in general. It will likely get me posting a bi...
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Real Estate Q&AMod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews So the deal I have been working on won't close by the end of the year. This means I'm going to have a few slow weeks heading into the holidays and will need something to do. I've been getting a lot of PMs about Real Estate lately and th...
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REIT or Start UP REPE? Which would you choose?I'm two years out of Undergrad and have two offers on the table. I have an analyst position offering with a well established REIT, I would do some acquisitions but more Asset Management. I also have an offer with a small 3 person REPE shop that is literally just starting up. Comp Reit 70k + little b...
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GSE Analyst RolesCan someone please explain the differences in prestige between the different real estate analyst roles? I'm looking to join a well known GSE as an analyst. I'm currently looking at Production/Sales roles, Underwriting roles, Asset Management roles, etc and would really benefit from better underst...
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CMBS Analyst Opportunity @ Cantor Fitzgerald- INSIGHT NEEDED I have an opportunity be an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald. I'd be working with a team doing CMBS loan origination. Essentially they originate, securitize a loan against commercial real estate, pool it with other loans, and sell the bonds to pensions funds and the like. I'd love to hear some opinions ...
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