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Spotlight: WSO User GuidelinesPlease read in detail before posting to WSO: WSO User Guidelines ...
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HFF Analyst Compensation?Hi guys, I am a senior in college looking at an analyst position in debt placement or investment sales at HFF. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I'm looking at for year end compensation in either team. I know that a lot of it has to do with commission, but assuming a standard year could...
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Worst Interview experience?Bombed an interview. Want to read stories to make myself laugh/fee better ...
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San Francisco Real Estate ProfessionalsLong story short, I do not know very many people in the industry especially around my age (24) or at all for that matter. I work in REPE in SF and would like to meet more people in the industry and finance in general, I think it would be nice to be able to talk to someone about what I do (and what y...
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Spread between Loan Constant and Cap RateIt seems that most traditional metric used by investors to measure after debt payment return is cash-on-cash. Isn’t the spread between the Cap Rate and Loan Constant (Cost of Capital) another way to measure the properties post debt payment return? The reason I ask is because after looking across...
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PERE 50 2015 - Real Estate Private Equity RankingsI haven't seen it posted here and I used to post them annually, so here it is - the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. Still, there are some newcomers (Greystar, Almanac) and a couple of big falls and rises. If nothing else, it's good to keep up with...
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DP Consulting Group Singapore PTE LTD: People - DesignLed by a highly dedicated team of experienced designers, DP Design has proven that its expertise stretches beyond the traditional realms of interior design to include space planning, corporate branding strategies, signage and wayfinding – elements of interior architecture that, when articulated su...
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CRE Asset Management vs Private Equity and breaking inHello, I've been a long time reader of WSO and appreciate the amazing insight that everyone provides. I'm contemplating transitioning to CRE PE from corporate FP&A and have 3 questions (ok maybe 6): 1) What is the difference (if any) between starting as an acquisitions analyst in RE Asset Mana...
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Independent CRE Broker looking to go corporateHey guys this is my first post and I'm hoping I got this in the right forum. First I want to say that many of you appear to be very well educated and highly skilled in the world of finance. I live in San Diego and have been an independent broker since almost out of high school. Since 2000 my empha...
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Capital Raising at a Top FirmWhat are y'alls thoughts on capital raising at a firm like Starwood/Hines/Blackstone? Do you think a position at the above would be better than an acquisitions/development role at a lesser firm if the end goal was to get to the investing side at one the afforementioned firms? Whats possibility to s...
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repe technical questionsHow are you guys doing, Im expanding on something I read here recently, I have an repe interview coming soon and need help with some real estate technical questions. I know real estate fundamentals such as cap rates, dcf, valuation methods but sometimes I have trouble with the technicals. Someone...
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Current Job MarketExperienced PM/AM analyst here at a very reputable PERE firm. Trying to transition into an acquisitions-based role. Job market has been really dry (excluding Clarion for some reason), and networking hasn't yielded much. Is anyone else experiencing the same? ...
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Best Property TypeNow I know this is a question that does not necessarily have a correct answer however I would be curious to hear what everyone thinks is the "best" property type. Assuming you can only develop an expertise in one property type and that will be your niche for the rest of your career what would you c...
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Building a model from an OMSo my background is M&A but have a real interest in RE. I notice that in REPE interviews it seems to be common to give somebody an OM and ask them to model it and make a decision on wheter to invest. I went online and found the following OM for a retail asset. www.cbre.us/o/oakland/assetlibrary...
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Top Real Estate Private Equity GroupsI'm looking to begin to explore my options for a job in the private equity real estate world. I am looking to go to a shop that invests in all types of real estate assets so that I can get a better background on RE investing before i specialize (ie. development/distressed assets/stabilized assets). ...
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Quarterly DCFHi guys, I am facing an issue at work and really have no clue which way to move forward from here. I am doing a valuation for a mall, where revenue is received quarterly, hence until the terminal value I discount my cash flow quarterly (using the compounding formula I derived the quarterly discount ...
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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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Industry thoughts on these firms pleaseCanadian Real Estate Investment Trust Walton Development and Management CPPIB Anyone have any insight on these Canadian shops? Rep? Thanks guys. ...
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JLL HierarchyHello, Does anyone know what the Hierarchy at JLL is like? What are titles? I did a search on linkedin and I'v seen analysts, senior financial analysts, Managers, associates, Associate Director, VP's, Directors? it got me pretty confused. I'm interested specifically in the Capital Market team. Any i...
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WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYCDoes anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/PERE/real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with WSO. Let me know your thoughts. ...
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REPE Promote CalcHow would you write an Excel formula to capture the following tier of a promote? (you can assume the Partners' have received $50 in distributions up to this point in the calc) - (A) twenty percent (20%) to such Partner, and (B) eighty percent (80%) to the General Partner until the General Partner h...
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Comp NegotiationHey Guys, Posting this on behalf of my girl friend: She currently has an associate offer for a large real estate company in their acquisitions group. She thinks it might be slightly low, but is concerned with the potential pitfalls of negotiating her salary. She originally worked at a smaller com...
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"Rosenbaum type book" for Real Estate ValuationI have so far finished reading Rosenbaum on Investment Banking Valuation for "EBITDA companies" but this book does not cover any Real Estate valuation topics. I am interested if there is any book which is completely the same as Rosenbaum's one but for real estate modelling (i.e. it has thoroughly ex...
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Traveling to see dealsSup Guys- For all of you at the analyst/associate level, how often do you travel to see deals? What's considered the norm for those with national exposure? Dumb question, but I'm just really curious as I don't really go much. ...
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