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  1. Not to be a debby downer: Reading through all these posts it looks like RE for ~90% is a financially middling career.

    After digesting it all, it seems like unless you are one of the few anointed elite who lands top end ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2013 - 2:45am -

  2. Best way to learn REITS and all real estate modelling

          Are there any alternatives to the biws real estate modeling? Looking for cheaper/free alternatives, maybe even youtube videos or books or online courses thanks analyst real estate ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 10:58am -

  3. Real Estate Brokerage? Helpful at all?

    pertinent or helpful will this internship be since the valuation I'm doing is all concerning properties ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 7:40pm -

  4. Calling all MRED/MsRED applicants

    Just curious if anyone on the forum is planning to apply to Masters of Real Estate Development programs this fall/winter for matriculation in 2014? If so, maybe you could share the following: Program(s) you're considering: Age: GMAT /GRE: GPA: Desire ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2013 - 8:18pm -

  5. To all CRE brokers out there

    Hey guys, I've been working at a decent CRE brokerage firm in one of the boroughs of NYC for about 7 months now. (Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, etc...) Although I make descent amount of money with good life-work balance, my office lacks the environment th ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2014 - 10:07pm -

  6. Summer Associate Advice

          Edit: Thanks for all of the advice, everyone. It was a very helpful and ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 10:23am -

  7. Is Houston Really Still a Good Market to Be In?

    discounts given the price of oil has been so low for so long. All the broker commentary I've heard and ... forum but I have to take all this with a grain of salt since I am on the buy side and the current market ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 27 2016 - 6:00pm -

  8. Any buy-and-hold personal investors here? Let's chat.

    spend ~$30-$40k pre-leverage (so likely $150k all in, though not opposed to spending less). I would have ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 12:15am -

  9. Lenders- how is your deal team structured?

    skills. That's just the core team, there are also all the internal groups within the bank the deal ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 4:00am -

  10. Loan Servicing Role

    development in the future. Right now its kind of all I have on the table at the moment, still looking for ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:00pm -

  11. CRM Software

    a certain point it's just too much. Anyone have any luck or are they all just a mess of a different ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 24 2016 - 5:30pm -

  12. Whats everyone wearing?

          I know we have people in all of the different niches of CRE. What's ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 4 2016 - 3:20am -

  13. To Go or Not to Go... MSRED

    of running a business and developing properties. What I do now is not mentally stimulating at all and ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 4:35pm -

  14. Underwriting rents when there aren't any comps

          All in the title. Also happens to be a popular interview question. Thanks! ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2015 - 4:00am -

  15. Developer Fee

    development? Does the developers skin in the deal play a role in determining this at all? I would imagine most ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 22 2016 - 12:55am -

  16. Ad Hoc Analyst Work

          All, I am doing some analyst work for an existing client of my firm on ... a stand alone basis. Its a redevelopment project and I have done all of the modeling for the equity raise. ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 10:05pm -

  17. Best Lenders for Medium-Sized Deals

          Which organizations would you all recommend among national lenders for the ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 29 2016 - 12:59pm -

  18. Where are we at in the market- Revisited

    days Wall St., big box retail, oil, etc have all taken a hit. Folks are making recessionary type plays ...

    19 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  19. Condo Experience

    % estimate?) is the project owner still paying, or is all of this supposed to be paid out of a reserve? To ... confirm, owner is looking at the project on a 1-3 year time horizon... right? Ideally, all units sell ASAP ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 3:26am -

  20. What websites, newsletters, literature, etc do you read on a daily/weekly basis?

    with 0% down. Market reports from brokerage firms, articles on Reuters and Forbes, etc are all just ...

    23 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 10 2015 - 3:46pm -

  21. Becoming a stud Investment Sales Analyst

    the past couple of years of lurking, so thank you all. the fish isn't completely in the boat yet, ... will be part of all in comp. Also, again I know there is no real answer, but can anyone speak to fees ... Asset Management type function. Thanks all investment sales ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 10:49am -

  22. Received an Offer Need Advice!

          Hey all. I received an offer from a small RE PE startup with a $250 MM ... investment analyst. Prior to this position, the principal's did all of the analysis. I'm currently ... where we are in the real estate cycle. Can anyone please advise? Thanks all! ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:12pm -

  23. Brokerage Full-Time vs Development internship

    a good negotiator so I think I can get 60k+ all-in. Problem is I just received an internship offer with ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 10:55am -

  24. December Rate Hike

    come, how do you all feel this will affect real estate? Being the first change in rates for some time, ... do you all believe we will experience near-term volatility in cap rates increasing throughout all ... asset classes or until the next hike? Want to hear all your thoughts. ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2015 - 2:40pm -

  25. It Took 18 Hours to Pour San Francisco’s Biggest-Ever Concrete Foundation

    breadth, and ready to support 1,070 feet of glass, steel... and a lot more concrete. Pouring it all took ... And it's all to keep the building upright. "Skyscrapers are basically big sticks coming out ... Salesforce Tower. All that concrete did not slop down into an earthy void. In the weeks leading up to the ...

    33 comments - 7 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 4:20pm -

  26. Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials?

    pops up? How do you possible keep all of the people living together happy? Source: ...

    42 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 12 2015 - 10:45am -

  27. Help me decide: Commercial Banking vs Development Analyst

          Hello all- I'm currently trying to decide between two entry-level job ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2016 - 12:13pm -

  28. Internship opportunities during MSRE(d) study

          Hello all, I'm researching MSRE(d) programs to apply for this coming ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2016 - 7:08pm -

  29. Who Sells Huge Land Deals?

    have all agreed to sell our land in a Washington, D.C. exurb; the land is predominantly for ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 15 2016 - 5:25pm -

  30. Easiest way to get "in" in the NYC region?

          Hey all, I'm sure I've contacted most of you by PM in the past. ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 26 2016 - 4:42pm -

  31. Real Estate Compensation

    as LP Equity. We did about 9 deals for about $70M of LP Equity in 1.5 years during which time my all ... looking at a all-in compensation at $150k to $200k depending on YE bonus and how our funds perform. The ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 10 2015 - 9:45pm -

  32. Create Dynamic IRR in Excel- modeling

    I change my disposition date, my cash flows and all other projections adjust automatically. I can't ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2016 - 11:00am -

  33. How smart is real estate?

    love to gain insight into all aspects. So while the work might require the same amount of heavy ... comfortable about doing it long-term. Again, would love to hear what you all think. Thanks. Real Estate ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2015 - 5:24am -

  34. REPE Salary in Washington DC

          Gents- This is a throwaway named after my favorite spinoff artist of all time ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2016 - 7:53pm -

  35. Development Associate Compensation- Does this sound right?

    experience coming from the Midwest. $85K comp all in seems like it is pretty low to me... thoughts? ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2016 - 5:10pm -

  36. My Firm is Hiring a Capital Markets Analyst

    analyst, 1 associate, 1 vp, 1 svp, 1 pres) and is the primary point of contact for all financing (new ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 9:51am -

  37. General Real Estate Discussion

    you were well received. I wanted to thank everyone here for all the info and discussion over the past ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 15 2015 - 5:00pm -

  38. Does anyone have a PDF, epub or Mobi version of the "Real Estate Game"?

          Hi All, Just wondering if anyone has a PDF/epub/mobi version of the ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2016 - 6:19am -

  39. Looking for a Space to Rent or Buy?

          Hello All. My name is Jason Gonzalez, I'm a licensed Real Estate agent ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2015 - 2:42pm -

  40. Brokerage internship vs. Development Internship

          Hey All, I am an MBA student and I'm looking for a summer internship. My ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2016 - 10:26am -

  41. Career Question- Debt vs IS

    analyst that is supporting a number of investment managers so I am seeing deals across the country and all ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2016 - 8:13am -

  42. AM-> REIB-> Acquisitions, or, AM-> Acquisitions

    if you all can help prove/disprove these. I'm operating under the assumption that a REIB analyst ... in REIB? Are property-level fundamentals used at all? What's the split between debt and equity ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2016 - 9:16pm -

  43. [Excel Question] Automatically update daily Yield/Bond rates

    base+spread. Since we usually take 10yr fixed rate debt on all our deals, the vanilla Fannie/Freddie loans ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 7:21pm -

  44. How do people address low GPA in an interview (when there is no legitimate excuse)?

    6 times a day and cut class all the time (but have since completely quit smoking for over 8 months and ... months after graduation still looking for a job while all of my friends are starting successful careers ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2016 - 3:08am -

  45. Please advise!! Got accepted Into MRED program at Columbia, Cornell and NYU? Really confused

    the Fall 2016. And by gods grace got accepted in all three program!! Now I need your help guys as I am ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 2:30am -

  46. Switching from Big 4 to Acquisitions: My Story

    modeling course, all with the goal of being able to craft my story and show my interest in RE. Ultimately, ...

    12 comments - 10 silver bananas - Jan 5 2016 - 9:05pm -

  47. Acquisition Guidance

    acquisitions continue to complain that competition for all classes of deals in almost every market is still ... historically low cap rates? Do they just need to deploy all their capital? Do they think that this business ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 4 2015 - 1:02am -

  48. REPE/Development associate salary

          Hi all, I've been lurking for a while on WSO and finally sacked up to ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 17 2015 - 1:02am -

  49. Which should have the highest IRR: Office Building, Multifamily apartments, or retail shopping center? Why?

    reasoning I gave. What do you all think it should be? Obviously these are subjective, but I was wondering ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 23 2015 - 4:21pm -

  50. PERE 50 2015- Real Estate Private Equity Rankings

    it is- the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. ...

    19 comments - 9 silver bananas - May 23 2015 - 12:30am -

  51. Discount Rates for Properties?

          Hi all, I was just wondering what discount rate you would use if you were ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2015 - 9:56pm -

  52. ER--> FP&A--> Real Estate Analyst... thoughts?

          All- wanted to get your take on an oppty presented to me. A little ... strategy. All deals are funded on an ad-hoc basis through one of two separate capital raisers, which can ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2016 - 12:42pm -

  53. Cold Emailing- Buy side of real estate

          Hey all, as some of you may have noticed, I am looking to get into the buy ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 8:19pm -

  54. Types of RE Leases- A Primer

    In a gross lease, rent is all-inclusive which means the tenant pays one lump sum and from that the ... landlord pays all the property expenses. This makes the lease very favorable to tenants since the risk of ... budget rent expense. Given the all inclusiveness of the rent, a gross lease will be $6+ per square foot ...

    4 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 7:51pm -

  55. Had phone interview with a REIT yesterday

    Management side. I'd be working with brokers on various aspects of leasing, disposition, etc. We all ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2015 - 9:51am -

  56. Greenhill Capital Advisory

          Hi all, Was wondering if anyone had any insight on Greenhill 's Real ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2015 - 12:59am -

  57. World Class Capital Group?

    they are all about. Real Estate ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2015 - 11:35pm -

  58. Non-Conventional Resume, need help and advice

    all, is it wierd that essentially a 31-year old has the resume of a 26-year old? Should I exclude my ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 4:52pm -

  59. Resume Deal

    technically closed a few months/weeks after you switch jobs? For example, if i did all the loi offering, ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2015 - 7:01pm -

  60. Loan Amortization Table

          Hi all, So I tried to find amortization tables on the web for real estate but ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 29 2015 - 9:25pm -

  61. Thoughts: Marriott Buys Starwood Hotels for $12.2 billion

    deal will give Marriott a control of a total of 30 brands and help it address all segments of the hotel ... acquisition is completed, only 15% of all hotel rooms in the United States will be covered by Marriott. ...

    8 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 26 2015 - 7:00pm -

  62. Next Career Step, Advice Needed

          Hey everyone, I wanted to ask you all what position I should look for next to ... investor side of the business or possibly get into development. I know you all will probably need more ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2015 - 4:08pm -

  63. How complex do REPE modeling tests get?

    a multi-family focused fund? Appreciate all your help and guidance. analyst real estate job ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2015 - 4:23pm -

  64. REPE Fund Structures

    flows"? Does it include all the cash flows the Greystar fund get from the MF asset, or does it exclude the ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 25 2015 - 1:12am -

  65. Growth of EB5 Investor Visa Program in JV/PE

    some major players and all their money is Chinese EB5 funds... What does the rest of the country look ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2015 - 10:47am -

  66. How to transition to real estate finance from the navy?

    what I wanted. However, I have taken 6 quantitative courses since graduating and gotten all A's ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2016 - 3:40pm -

  67. portfolio management vs. asset management

    updating valuation models with latest assumptions, consulting with acquisition teams, etc. If all else is ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2015 - 6:09pm -

  68. Retail Banking Trends Set To Change Retail Banking Real Estate

    "millennials" (and everyone else under 50) are able to do all of their banking with their phones and computers, ... branch in multiple years. My credit union is states away and I do all of my banking online. Those of you ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2015 - 6:17pm -

  69. AMA: Top 15 Life Co CML Origination Analyst

    origination. We're typically top 15/ top 20 as far as volume is concerned. We write loans on all the ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 8:14am -

  70. Recruiting while employed

    minimal vacation days.- What to answer when recruiters ask for your current all-in comp? Is there some ... sort of strategy in this (i.e. not telling them, or only telling them all-in vs. base)?- Can speaking ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2016 - 12:42pm -

  71. RE Help: finding my way over 40-- Gene Parmesan / Brofessor / RE_Banker Anyone

    I'd not call it a midlife crisis, rather, a midlife realization that it's all passing me by and ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 16 2015 - 3:54am -

  72. Consulting to RE Finance

          Hello All, I am exploring next steps for my career and would love to get this ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2016 - 3:09pm -

  73. Potential career path after construction firm, acquisition analyst?

    financial models (Excel, not Argus) for all development projects. After looking at several posts on "a ... business. BTW, I passed all CFA exams, don't know if that helps. analyst real estate ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2015 - 3:30pm -

  74. Life insurance company Real Estate "prestige", and exit ops

    exposure to all parts of RE, but I'm wondering whether I have a chance to directly make the jump (if ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 24 2015 - 4:04pm -

  75. Bridge Debt for Value-Add Office

    allow all of the various closing costs, fees (acquisition fee, origination fee, mortgage brokerage fee, ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 22 2015 - 2:46pm -

  76. ARGUS Developer module

    Module? Pros / Cons to the product? Does it work across all asset classes (incl hotels, mixed use) and how ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2015 - 6:22pm -

  77. Please Help w/ REIT Questions

          Hi All, I had a few questions on REIT valuation that I was hoping someone who ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2015 - 8:42pm -

  78. Weighing in on current opportunities

    transition into investment funds/REPE work regarding the asset side? Would like your opinions on what you all ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 12:03am -

  79. Federal Realty Investment Trust (FRT)

    recentley left (hence all the job postings at once). what do you chaps know about their culture, work load, ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2016 - 7:50pm -

  80. Goldman Sachs RMD vs DB s&t

    which one to pick. My former internship experiences are all about RE consulting or REPE. It would be ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 3 2015 - 11:57pm -

  81. Real Estate & Family Business

    position? One thing I'm worried about is size- that amount of real estate isn't all that much in ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 23 2015 - 6:59pm -

  82. Creating a deal board...

    from / participate in a type of deal board for each other? I think its safe to say that we all aspire ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 25 2015 - 1:25pm -

  83. Principal vs Broker Side of Real Estate

    and finding more deals to feed them. While all that is going on, you are 100% at risk of a market ... turnaround and your net worth plummeting along with it. All that for a lousy 7/8% return (with markets like ... and its not all about the money (nor do I think I could really ever make 7 figures being a broker OR ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2015 - 9:04pm -

  84. Best books on real estate

    perhaps the specific topic being real estate economics. I've been looking all over Amazon and ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 6:43am -

  85. RE Debt/Equity Models & Discussion

    ($500m AUM) that has traditionally syndicated all of its money from friends & fam or internally. The ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2015 - 6:34pm -

  86. Cold Emailing Help

    and am currently learning how to model and all about the real estate industry. I just need to know ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2016 - 10:14pm -

  87. Building a model from an OM

    trends on the general market and quality of the tenants. Like I said this is all new to me so would love ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 5:52pm -

  88. Real Estate Development Career.

          Hello, all. I am a junior at a non-target undergrad (It's a long story) ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 22 2016 - 11:48am -

  89. Breaking in to Real Estate Analyst

          Hello all, I will be completing my undergraduate degree In Political Science ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2015 - 2:04am -

  90. Is Real Estate Banking Exp. Required for MM REPE post-MBA?

    interested in asset level deals (vs. IB) and do not wish to spend 2-3 years in real estate banking if at all ... all that can help me better understand what I'm up against. ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 28 2015 - 2:01pm -

  91. Commercial Real Estate- How Does ACME Company Build a New Office Building

    requirements (Wrap-up programs, etc)? Or do they simply act as the owner and hire a developer to manage all ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 8:31pm -

  92. Distressed Debt Investing (Real Estate)

    unlimited, because one would participate in all future appreciation. The equity also receives excess cash ... bank loan, is paid first. Pesky federal regulations and all that. 2. Michael- $2 million. The full ... interesting. We've now repaid all the debt service- the bank note, A-Loan, and Mezzanine- for a total of ...

    8 comments - 11 silver bananas - Sep 19 2015 - 2:00pm -

  93. How to find a property's intrinsic cap rate?

    first RE deal...so we are all new to this shabang. My boss wants me to find a way to get ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 29 2015 - 11:45pm -

  94. Setting Up LLC for Live-In Multi Unit Rental

          Hi All- I am looking to purchase a 3 family home, live in one of the units, ... first investment & live in property purchase so it's all new to me. If anyone has any guidance, ... could point me to a helpful thread, or has done it themselves, please feel free to help. All much ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 4:35pm -

  95. Best resources for finding Summer Internships for UG?

          Hey all, Realize I am a little late on this one, but I have applied to 15+ ... would you all expect for decisions to be made by different sized firms for the summer? Still waiting to ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 4:10pm -

  96. Traveling to see deals

          Sup Guys- For all of you at the analyst/associate level, how often do you ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 4:07pm -

  97. Vacant Anchor Retail Space- Conversion Ideas

          To all, I have access to a 1.6M SF vacant national retail portfolio with ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 5:00am -

  98. MS in Real Estate Development instead of capital markets analyst?

    are all 2 years correct? Real Estate capital markets ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2015 - 10:15am -

  99. Anyone Underwrite Big Box Retail?

    really don't seem to fit the retail archetype found in most market literature. They're all ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 16 2015 - 1:03am -

  100. Tenant Rep vs. Investment Sales

          Hi all, I've so enjoyed reading everything here about working in CRE. ...

    41 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2015 - 3:16pm -

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