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ArgusI know, I know. Another Argus thread. There's a pretty strong consensus from the WSO community that this software is a piece of shit, and yet everyone reveres it in the RE industry, more or less. I've been talking to an Dir at a decent company, and he came back with this today. It was only... 1 year 11 months
Economics, REI, and ExcelI have my bachelor's in economics and I've been looking for an initial analyst opportunity in real estate investment. I've spoken with a few firms, but not as many as I'd like to at this point. The one thing that seems to be constant is the hesitation of my degree and my experience with excel... 1 year 11 months
Entry Level TitlesI've been looking for entry level positions for S... 2 years 2 months
Boutique Resume QuestionLong story short, I started as an electrical engineer at university, because that's what my parents studied. I dropped out for almost 2 years and worked at a video game development firm in their investigations department. I returned to university and graduated with a degree in Economics. After... 2 years 3 months
Determining Firms in DealsI recently graduated and moved across the country for a change. I've been working on networking out here, and I've actually met a lot of individuals in commercial banking. Some of the people I've met in line based lending have been complaining about their regional clients being acquired. I... 2 years 5 months

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Ask Stacy Blackman Consulting - Business School...I'll bite. I graduated last year with poor undergraduate grades, 2.2 GPA. Luckily, I landed a solid entry level job with a well respected firm in my industry because of persistence. I understand that I need to exhibit that I can be successful in the classroom. The advice I have received... 1 year 5 months
REPE to development?? That's the only reason you want to go into development? I'm sorry, but that seems like a horrible idea. Why not leverage your investment position into an associate position in a development firm focus on acquisitions and redevelopment? That's a middle ground, and maybe later you can work on... 1 year 11 months
Green Street Advisors - culture, pay, interviews?I know they're a fairly reputable firm with intelligent people, who in general have lots of letters either before or after their name. I also know the management is super mouth shut, so there's really not much information about them out there. Gaining a big reputation on WS though. 1 year 11 months
Economics, REI, and ExcelYes, of course I list system skills in my resume such as excel, argus, etc. Yes, in my experience thus far, it is still assumed Econ majors have little to no excel skills, despite what you put on your resume. The managers I've spoke with have said they have had a handful of Econ majors who are... 1 year 11 months
What age is "too old" for a top b-...I remember look up the statistics for Stanford and Wharton and the median age was 28 or 29, I can't remember which one. I think before 30 is the sweet spot. Once you get into or past your early 30s, I think you need a viable reason, such as the military. Also, as much stock as people put into... 1 year 11 months
Cap rates vs. IRRFor what it's worth, I went through some modeling with a Director at a large CRE company and they used the term "cap rate," as synonymous with their internal required rate of return for acquisitions for their REIT group. They used the cap rate required for their fund and NOI of the current... 1 year 11 months
Best Sources for Deals2nd Capital IQ Now you just need to find someone that has access to it. It's a pricey tool if you are just trying to look up ibanks in your area doing deals. 2 years 4 months
Determining Firms in DealsI'll have to look into Cap IQ and try to find some contacts that have access to it. Unfortunately, the advisory firms weren't listed on some of the acquisitions. I have a pretty good feel for who the MM players are in the region, but I'd still like to know who is involved in these specific... 2 years 5 months