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Spotlight: WSO User GuidelinesPlease read in detail before posting to WSO: WSO User Guidelines ...
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Analyst Case Study - Do I need to know waterfall modeling?Hi all, I have a final round case study with a RE firm that does direct equity and debt investments. They have given me heads up that I am expected to project cash flows, model capital structure, and model returns. Is it common for case studies for analyst candidates to require a waterfall? If so, ...
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Fortress Real Estate InterviewI am interviewing for a position as a real estate analyst with Fortress Investment Group. I would assume it is commercial real estate but I am going in fairly blind. Can anyone give me any info? Any perspective or thoughts would be helpful and much appreciated. ...
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Real Estate Investment BankingHi Everyone, I’m looking to start focusing my networking efforts with VPs/MDs. I want to do real estate investment banking should I focus on BB type banks or firms like CBRE/Cushman and Wakefield. Is there any difference working as a real estate analyst at a BB rather than a specialty shop? Than...
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"Asset Management" for Real Estate - Any Exit Ops?The job is for an asset manager and entails managing over 2 million SF of commercial real estate located in 8 states. After a couple years, what kind of exit opportunities can you expect? What about comp? ...
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"Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2013" by PwC & ULIPwC & the ULI put out a 100+ page pdf bible filled with relevant awesome market data throughout the globe - more than you will ever need. Still, it's awesome info if you're interested: http://ht.ly/l3OZr You can also read it to your kids as a bedtime story or recite it aloud to attract a mate, ...
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"Free and Clear" RE TermHi all, Just wanted some quick insight into this term. Let's say there's a trust deed payment in place (or any other loan/bond) on an asset. When you acquire it "free and clear", what happens to this debt? Any insight into this would be great, SB for great help as always :) ...
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"special situations" = distressed debt investing?I always see people who worked in the special situations team - I get the sense that this is distressed debt investing? Second, Curious to know if these positions pigeon hole yourself even more into a specialized area of RE - or if the skillset you learn from debt investing can be used to move int...
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"Why real estate?" questionI was interviewing some candidates today, and got a mix of standard and stupid answers. What are the BEST and WORST answers that you've come across? ...
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$1 trillion opportunity, or a failed housing scheme?The US government is auctioning off 100s of thousands of foreclosed homes and some see this as the tip of a $1 trillion iceberg of foreclosed asset sales... several PE firms & hedge funds are getting ready The buyers might also get help from the government to finance their acquisitions... kinda ...
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$600 million Real Estate PEIs a $600 million real estate PE considered big? If not, what's considered a large fund? (aside from the $20 billion KKR, Blackstone, Carlyle). What's the typical size of a real estate fund? ...
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..:: For CRE analysts on WSO, what's your acquisition criteria? ::..1) What are type of property do you acquire? 2) What states & major metros? 3) Deal & property size? 4) Cap rate? 5) Value-add or stabilized? 6) How much capital do you need to deploy? ...
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1st time interviewing for a real estate investment bank interview, NEED helpI have a phone interview this week with Barclays' real estate group for a full-time analyst position. I was wondering if people could give me examples on what I would expect in terms of fit or tech. I would prefer more examples and help with tech. I have never interned for an i-bank and had a summer...
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2014 Blackstone Superday - BREDS Has anyone heard back yet? I imagine they've made their decision by now... Someone ease my pain...! ...
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2014 Top Development Firmshttp://www.cpexecutive.com/business-specialties/development/2014-top-development-firms/ How come Tishman Speyer didn't even make it to the top 25 this year? They didn't release their #s yet or something? ...
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2015 Preqin Global Real Estate ReportDoes anyone have a copy of the 2015 Preqin Global Real Estate Report? Willing to give multiple SBs! https://www.preqin.com/item/2015-preqin-global-rea... ...
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3rd yr JD move into RE finance?2012 jd grad spent 1 1/2 years at small firm practingin real estate (development, buy/sell closings, etc..). I am now working in house for a finance company in a niche real estate field. I am interested in moving out of law in a year or so and into finance solely. I have the following questions: 1. ...
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