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Spotlight: WSO User GuidelinesPlease read in detail before posting to WSO: WSO User Guidelines ...
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Value in CRE Property ManagementAs ways of breaking into real estate go, how smart is taking a position in CRE property management? Are there exit opportunities after several years if you prove your worth, or is taking a job in property management pretty much putting yourself on a island? With my non-traditional background, I wo...
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REPE Investment ModellingHi guys, long time lurker and first time poster here who needs the help of the WSO community. I've got a second round interview coming up with a small REPE (value added) shop coming up that is going to consist of a investment modelling in excel test, along with a short report pitch to the company's ...
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When will the 80% LTV days come?We used to have a pretty good lending relationship that was funding 80% LTV for retail and hotel properties provided of course that the debt service coverage was very strong. However, once the recession hit, this changed pretty fast. Nowadays I am only slowly starting to hear about 80% LTV, but only...
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Certificate in CRE from BU vs MS in CRE from NYU/Georgetown I work in RE Asset Management and I am interested in moving over to CRE credit/underwriting in a few years; maybe for a life company or underwriting CMBS notes. However, I do not possess a business or finance degree, rather a BA in English. Would a certificate in RE Finance from BU help me pursue th...
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Career outlook post-T15 MBA (RE+PE Concentrations) The topic of transitioning over to an opportunity fund has been discussed in various forms throughout WSO but my question is more less in regards to the "ideal" MBA summer associate role and post-MBA path that would set one up best for a long career at an opportunity fund. I did not touch finance be...
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WSO NYC Commercial Real Estate Happy Hour/Meet UpI think RE Monkey spear headed a happy hour/meet up in the past so I just wanted to gauge peoples interest. Please respond if you would be interested in something late August/early September. ...
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Greystar: culture, comp, exit opps?Hi all, Wanted to see if anyone had feedback on this firm at the analyst level on the investments side. 1. Culture 2. Comp 3. Exit opps 4. Other info Any help would be greatly appreciated ! I know they are a decent sized real estate firm; not sure if they focus on private equity investments or rea...
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Eastdil Secured - Analyst InterviewHas anyone had experience with interviewing for Eastdil's equity sales group? This is for the analyst position in a major metro. From what I've seen, it seems that you are interviewed with everyone in the sales group with fit questions, brainteasers, and some RE/finance fundamental questions follow...
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Real Estate Career from ScratchHello Monkeys, I have an interview Wednesday at a commercial mortgage banking firm for an Analyst position and I have no idea where to start in preparation for it. The firm has organized debt financing for retail centers, office buildings, industrial parks, storage facilities, hotels and others. Th...
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Pillar Cohen FinancialAnyone heard of these guys before? ...
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Carlton Group & REIBI am going in for an interview with them and would love some "color" on the group and their deals. Also, I wanted to make sure my equity modeling was up to snuff, as I am coming from brokerage. Are there any websites to take a quick tutorial or pay for a 3 day course. What level of work will a REI...
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Sizing a permanent Loan - cap rate spreadsQuick question - when sizing a permanent loan what kind of spread do you typically look for between the perm loan and exit cap? 50-100 above current cap rate trades and then a prediction where they will go for the exit? Thanks ...
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Best books on real estateHi! I searched the forum and couldn't find the exact thing I was looking for. I'm looking for the best books, texts or otherwise, on understanding real estate A to Z, perhaps the specific topic being real estate economics. I've been looking all over Amazon and everything I've come across is extremel...
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Urgent: in need of NCREIF fund level Data (NFI-ODCE)In order to conduct analysis for thesis, I am in need of fund level data of NFI-ODCE, which include the following: fund list of the index market cap or total assets of the funds leverage Ratio for each fund portfolio holdings by property types (Apartment, industrial, Office and Retail) for each fund...
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Excel Interview Test QuestionI have encountered a problem with the equity waterfall test given to me recently. There are 6 fields I need to find out, the problem is two of the fields are the equity contribution of both the LP and GP. Is it possible to model an equity waterfall structure without knowing the equity contribution...
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Help with Argus training Hi guys, I am a student trying to prepare as best as I can for a summer internship next year in commercial real estate. I have experience with Excel modeling and recently acquired an Argus Software license. I was wondering if anyone knew any tips on how to practice using Argus on my own? I watch Yo...
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Exit from Special Servicing Hi - I got approached by a recruiter for an opportunity with a special servicer's loan work out team and I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts regarding exit opportunities. The job responsibilities include underwriting cmbs loans for b-piece acquisitions and working out loans. I have a debt ba...
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Real Estate Private Equity Recruiters - Who to Use?Hey Monkeys, I have been working on the acquisitions side for a smaller ($10 million - $50 million transaction size) value-add CRE private equity firm in a secondary market for the last three years. I am now looking to make a lateral move to an Acquisitions Associate role within a top tier REPE meg...
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Is Multi-Family Asset Management a related field?Pardon my ignorance, but I'm looking for internships and I see quite a few for this field. It doesn't directly seem to involve finance that much, and for one of the positions I'm applying for, it seems to consist of a lot of "processing rent adjustments" and "making utility analysis spreadsheets" in...
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Potential career path after construction firm, acquisition analyst? I currently work as financial analyst at a residential construction firm that also do some multifamily, mixed-use development. I create budgets for constructions, also run pro-forma financial models (Excel, not Argus) for all development projects. After looking at several posts on "a day in acquisi...
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Real estate PE interview project: proposed price for single-family homesI studied science in undergrad and self-studied CFA/finance, but I have no experience in the industry. I'm interviewing with a real estate PE, and the project prompt is to calculate an offer price and explain the calculations behind the price based on a given address. I know that for commercial real...
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What is the most clever, profitable RE deal you've witnessed?I love hearing about clever strategies developers and investors have employed, especially value-add deals and repositioning of previously underutilized properties! ...
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ULI MembershipI was just curious how many people here are members of the Urban Land Institute. I have seen several people mention using the membership list to reach out to people for networking and job opportunities, but does it hold a lot of value outside of that? Are the seminars and conferences worth going to?...
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RE WSO Mock Interviews Is anyone down for this? I can create a group for us so that we can help prepare each other for interviews. PM me if so. ...
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