Hello fellow monkeys-
I've been lurking around the forums for quite some time now. I must admit, I was a little disappointed to see there is no Real Estate specific forum- and I really think that should change. I'd be happy to help moderate or contribute in any way. I recently entered the institutional space, coming from a real estate asset level / private background and an "outside the box" type of pedigree compared to what you would typically find at your average shop on the Street.
I work for an investment manager that has over 30 billion under management in PE, RE, debt and infrastructure. I am on the real estate sourcing/deal making side and I focus on direct equity, secondary and pref. equity / mezzanine transactions, typically in the 10 - 30m range per check but with the ability to go far higher.
I am located in the NYC area and focus on US deals however, as a secondary market I am spending some time in Europe with a lot of interesting deal flow coming to the market recently.
I commend this website, I think it's the best around for really getting an inside track as to what is going on out there...with the exception of the countless trolls I see, but I guess that just can't be avoided... happy to be a part of the community!