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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? 2 years 7 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... 2 years 7 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-... 2 years 9 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,... 3 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... 3 years 2 months
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... 3 years 5 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? 3 years 5 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... 3 years 7 months
MBA ResumeAnyone have any tips about resumes for MBA applicants? Anything you would do differently from your standard business resume? Anyone have a really nice looking format that they'd like to share? thanks 3 years 9 months
Wow... AWESOMEAnyone else in PE ever had a stretch of time where they got to play a substantial amount of golf during the course of closing a deal with someone who insists on constantly playing golf? ...awesome. And yes, I know PWM guys do this regularly. 3 years 9 months

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Which RE position/track gives one the most exit...analyst at Blackstone, Starwood, MSREI, etc. would be the best, and all of those hire analysts. Second best is probably REIB at a bulge bracket bank. Beware of the very small real estate PE fund analyst role, it can work out, but it can also be hard to move to a different firm if the shop isn't... 4 months 3 days
Top RE Development Firms ....salaries beyond...it's true that Harvard MBA's and the like will pursue associate openings at hines, but that's not usually Assistant project manager, it's usually on the investment side specifically... but the position is also very low paying versus most REPE jobs or a banking job. As you move higher up at Hines... 9 months 1 week
Do the majority of RE funds or REPE use in-house...In Asia almost everyone seems to have inhouse Asset Management.... particularly in China. Japan I've seen some that out source it, but still not common. Not sure about USA. 9 months 1 week
Is Equinox worth $200 per month?Lol, $200 a month will not seem expensive soon... but revel in the juniorness of yourselves and join a cheaper place... it'll make it seem better once you can afford it. And then you'll join a club that's $400/month, and then you'll join a country club thats $100k + 10k per year.... its stages. 10 months 2 weeks
REIT Compensation and Other ?'s$1-3mm per deal at 800m AUM? Doesn't seem to make sense. But 1-3mm deals are laughably small, so you may want to move... people aren't gonna consider that REPE experience, that's like flipping houses... 10 months 2 weeks
Brand Name of Company v. Job in MBA admissions?@"techie674" okay I give you that perhaps, but in the context of banking/pe/re/hf/consulting brand is critical in the admissions process. I agree if you're a sports agent, or a niche lobbyist or some shit, then you can get away without a known company on your res 10 months 3 weeks
Brand Name of Company v. Job in MBA admissions?@"techie674" have to disagree with you that it's not important. I do agree that it's primarily important within your own pool, but everything is within your pool... your test scores, your grades, everything... Everyone is looked at against others with their background, so not having strong brands... 11 months 1 day
Chinese RE Bubble @"brandon st randy" Thanks. I agree that you're beginning to see and likely to continue to see capital dislocation in the market... much of this is a product of trust companies rolling back their lending activities and tightening standards over the past 1+ year. When those trust facilities run out... 11 months 1 day
Chinese RE Bubble The so-called "housing bubble" in China is really not a bubble at all. There are pockets of speculative activity and oversupply in select Chinese cities, particularly smaller, wealthy export boomtowns on the eastern seaboard, but generally speaking there's not a major problem. The demand is there.... 11 months 2 days
Pre-MBA Work Experience ThoughtsI don't think it hurts you too much to have 6 years... so long as you're showing a positive progression 11 months 3 days