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Building an REPE Shop So I've recently begun to think in more detail about how to set up my own REPE shop - realistically starting 5 to 10 years from now. One thing I am struggling with is how to finance the early days of the operation. I'm realistically going to be able to contribute say $2-$3 million of equity, but... 32 6 months 2 days
Solace for HBS dingshttp://poetsandquants.com/2015/10/25/you-wont-believe-who-harvard-business-school-rejected-this-month/ 11 6 months 4 days
RE ProgramsI've heard a few of you real estate guys mention 1 year masters in RE programs... I'm interested in which do you think are the best - internationally and within the U.S.? LSE, MIT and Columbia seem to be some of the more respectable ones... are there any other solid ones I'm not thinking of? 26 3 years 6 months
real estate 'bets' - low cap rate dealsWhat's the lowest cap rate you've ever bought an asset at looking to do just a minor refurb / limited capex and stil projected a return above say 18% on a levered basis? i.e. what's the highest rent growth you've ever put in a pro-forma and gotten through IC? let's assume the we're in the modern... 12 3 years 6 months
RE Fund-of-Funds, top LPsQuestion to you real estate PE guys out there... if you HAD to work for a real estate Fund-of-Funds instead of a more "baller" GP, which REPE F-of-F's would you choose? Which do you think are the best / have the best capital raising capabilities / pay the most, etc.? Do any of you guys know what F-... 3 3 years 8 months
High-end Chicago LivingReal estate and/or Chicago monkeys: what do you guys think about the current residential market in downtown Chicago / LP? Theoretically speaking, if you had the money, do you think now would be a good time to buy a really nice two-bedroom place like either on the gold coast, in the trump tower,... 9 4 years 1 month
Bullish on banks and insurers? Gentleman, I've been hearing a lot of what I think is relatively sound analysis that major U.S. banks and to some degree other financial inst. are currently undervalued and are about to break out of their long term rut and start to lead the market (obviously we've still seen a very big run up... 7 4 years 1 month
MBA 'career objective' MBA related question. Everyone says that you want to be very CLEAR about your post-MBA plans in your essays for MBA applications... SOME people also say that you want to be extremely REALISTIC about your plans so as not to let the adcom think they're setting you up for failure by letting you in... 12 4 years 4 months
PDI testAnyone know what this test is like? I know it's a 3-4 hour deal... with an interview, personality exam, reasoning exam, etc... but has anyone ever actually taken one? 4 years 4 months
YaleSOM / MITTwo random, unrelated questions: 1. If you go to Yale SOM will your kids become TRUE legacies at Yale? Meaning when they apply for UG at Yale will they get the same level of advantage as the kids of someone who did undergraduate there? That would be HUGE (not at all kidding). 2. Anyone have... 23 4 years 6 months

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I'd start at a real estate development company....I'd start at a real estate development company. Probably one that specializes in multifamily. At a developer you can get the broader based exposure that will teach you to be a good owner operator... probably would avoid starting in IBD as that's not going to be hugely practical for you given your... 8 1 month 1 day
For number 2: It's probably related to zoning,...For number 2: It's probably related to zoning, school district, county, taxation, etc... maybe environmental issues? though I think that's an annoying question because most people would think you knew enough after you mentioned lease roll / tenant quality, which is the key point. 12 1 month 1 day
It's true Carlyle is below market. Blackstone is...It's true Carlyle is below market. Blackstone is above market, and most other places (Starwood, TPG etc.) are all in the middle around the 240-250k all in range. 6 1 month 1 day
Small firm straight from UG $60k is normal. Bonus...Small firm straight from UG $60k is normal. Bonus should be 20k-ish. 9 1 month 2 days
I agree that Green Street is a top firm in terms...I agree that Green Street is a top firm in terms of research. Should have very good exit ops into other real estate research type roles at PE firms, or likely into roles at REITS or maybe REIB. If you're just starting a real estate career, I'd imagine it's a fine place to get going. However, if... 6 1 month 1 week
If you're anywhere close to a final product or...If you're anywhere close to a final product or actual IC memo on this deal, you'll want to actually understand each properties characteristics and assign a value to the property. You may want to group properties into different classes such as A B C D E and then look at different PSF valuations for... 11 1 month 2 weeks
Bonus should be higher, even at a developer....Bonus should be higher, even at a developer. Having said that, at this stage in your career, you should not choose one job over another because it pays $110k versus $90k or whatever. You should choose the job where you'll learn the most and gain the best experience. Assuming you're single and 24... 11 1 month 2 weeks
All the ivies (yes, including Brown, Cornell and...All the ivies (yes, including Brown, Cornell and Dartmouth). Stanford, Duke, MIT, UT, UM, NYU. 217 3 months 1 week
how did the GMAT go Southernstunna?how did the GMAT go Southernstunna? 106 3 months 2 weeks
^yeah... I guess I've just been using calculators...^yeah... I guess I've just been using calculators/excel for so long that I can't compute things through as well as I once could... I have to keep working o that. I did it again and pretty much the same story... 750 again. 46 Q 49 V. only missed 10 quant q's this time but still ended up at the same... 106 3 months 2 weeks
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