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Books on DevelopmentCan anyone suggest any resources be it books or primers on real estate development? I'm staffed on a few developer driven 142 d deals and would like to better understand the development process. 2 2 weeks 3 days
B School is a means to an end not a goal in and...Has anyone else noticed how many people have b school as an explicit goal? It's kind of odd to see people asking things like "Which job will best position me for b school?". Perhaps I'm just cynical, but the value proposition of B school is the network and the ability to switch jobs. Learning in... 15 1 month 5 days
Resources for Distressed Muni/Tax Exempt...Does anyone have resources on bankruptcy, restructuring and workouts for tax exempt debt. My MD has done some previously and my group is interested in this potentially. I was wondering if anyone could point me towards any resources, particularly for the revenue bond side of things. I'm mainly... 5 2 months 1 week
AMA - I'm a muni bankerHere's my background: Undergrad BS in biology non-target. Internship Summer of basic science research; MM healthcare coverage/M&A; pre-Master of Management boutique IB generalist; Masters of Management; boutique life science/biotech/pharma strategy consulting firm as a strategy analyst, now an... 30 6 months 4 days
From non-target to masters in management to...After a lot of struggling I made it to the promised land. I'll be joining a super-regional bank's capital market arm as an associate. I first came to WSO as a clueless undergrad that was at the epitome of a non-target. I did my masters, networked hard and got a job at a consulting firm then... 6 6 months 3 weeks
AMA: AC/BA level consultant at a boutique I'm one year out of my masters and wanted to give back. Ask me anything from recruiting to the actual work. As a bit of background I did a masters in management and got hired through OCR. I was hired by a boutique and I've been working there ever since. 12 10 months 3 weeks
The right way to approach an informational...I've been receiving a fair number of informational interview requests lately and I wanted to share what I look at and how to do better in them. I'm a recent grad (May '14 from a masters), so take this with a grain of salt. Sending the request Read your message for grammar and spelling. I... 9 1 year 2 months
L'Shanah TovahL'shanah tovah to everyone on this erev Rosh Hashanah. 1 year 7 months
Ace Greenberg Passed AwaySad to see a legend go. 1 year 9 months
Retackling the GMATI last took the GMAT back in 2012 prior to doing a masters in management program. I did alright, getting a 680 with a 41Q and 41V. I'm looking to retake the exam because I'm considering going back for an MBA in a few years and I have time prior to starting up at my full-time position. When I took... 9 1 year 11 months


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Rankings are basically meaningless, markets are...Rankings are basically meaningless, markets are generally parochial and alumni tend to disproportionately stay close to where they graduated from, odds are if you want to work in South Florida you're better of coming out of "The U" (University of Miami) than Wake Forest, regardless of what the... 28 1 week 5 days
A lot of positions never get posted, I'm in an...A lot of positions never get posted, I'm in an area of IB that intersects with development (tax exempt bonds for transactions like 142Ds, senior housing, low income housing tax credits) and I got my job through a connection. They didn't post the opening and this is at a MM bank. Network hard, also... 4 2 weeks 10 hours
SB'd you.SB'd you. 2 2 weeks 2 days
The tone deaf responses to the LinkedIn post are...The tone deaf responses to the LinkedIn post are priceless. I love the righteous indignation in the post. "The masses" line is hilarious especially considering he appears to be the one reaching out. 30 2 weeks 4 days
BB&T, Citi is supposedly adding a muni desk...BB&T, Citi is supposedly adding a muni desk here, Regions has a presence, Lancaster Pollard is hiring for a senior living banker 32 2 weeks 5 days
I suspect that in the intermediate term say the...I suspect that in the intermediate term say the next 5-10 years most fintech innovation will focus on consumer banking. It's high volume and highly routinized. Think of the stuff you do most regularly with you bank account, invariably it is simple stuff like deposits, withdraws, transfers. The... 12 1 month 1 day
I'm assuming you mean IG, know where the market...I'm assuming you mean IG, know where the market is at. Understand what's been going on, light HY issuance, energy credits deteriorating. Understand how fed policy has effected the market. Understand how deals get done. 2 1 month 1 day
Focus on boutique and middle market shops....Focus on boutique and middle market shops. Locally FBR, FOCUS Bankers, Jeffries Quarterdeck and Baird come to mind. 19 1 month 1 day
Depends on how good you are. The ceiling is...Depends on how good you are. The ceiling is theoretically the highest in HF and PE, but the odds of becoming a Soros or Schwarzman are pretty low. In general these are terrible questions, people who go into finance just for the money tend not to make much of it. 8 1 month 5 days
I jumped from consulting to IB, I think it...I jumped from consulting to IB, I think it depends on what opportunity presents itself, but ceteris paribus I think it's better to stay in one industry. You don't want to jump incessantly, but if you're not seeing a path up you shouldn't be afraid to make the leap. 3 1 month 5 days
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