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Real Estate Investment Banking RankingsI'm curious if anyone can provide some insight on who the top players are within this industry group. My understanding is that historically it has been BAML, JPM, and DB. Who are the top firms in this space today and are there any banks that seem to be quickly moving up or down the ranks? Thanks... 1 year 4 months

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you could ask where he thinks we are in the real...you could ask where he thinks we are in the real estate cycle and the different market dynamics he is seeing for different property types 3 weeks 6 days
REIS for multi but arguably not as reliable for...REIS for multi but arguably not as reliable for other product types. RCA is a sales comps tool. PPR (CoStar subsidiary) has reports for even the more obscure submarkets across product types. 3 weeks 6 days
Id would just add that you also have to consider...Id would just add that you also have to consider not only the market risk, but the deal-specific factors of the investments (current vacancy, major tenant roll, capital projects), which all affect the risk and therefore the return profile of the investment. Esuric touched on that a little. For... 1 month 1 week
Real Estate Finance & Investments by...Real Estate Finance & Investments by Bruggeman and Real Estate Finance & Investments: Risks and Opportunities by Linneman are considered the go-to books. 1 month 2 weeks
I would actually disagree with this. Tenants...I would actually disagree with this. Tenants need space to work in no matter what (even if its a smaller space, or a short term extension during tough times). Investment sales, on the other hand, can dry up completely in a downturn and you can be sitting on your hands for a couple years. 1 month 3 weeks
The ranking measures equity raised in the last...The ranking measures equity raised in the last few years - MS and GS funds got crushed in the downturn and my understanding is that they have not raised new funds since. MS just raised $400M for fund 8 but nowhere near as large as previous funds nor enough to make the list. 1 month 3 weeks
Agree with the above. Sounds like a good...Agree with the above. Sounds like a good opportunity so unless you have something else really compelling lined up, you probably dont want to walk away from it. 1 month 3 weeks
That being said, you still might be better off...That being said, you still might be better off developing a stronger skill set at a larger shop. After that you would be able to dive into a given market and have the ability to figure it out for yourself, rather than work at M&M to do it. 1 month 4 weeks
OP, if all you ever want to do is small deals in...OP, if all you ever want to do is small deals in a particular market, M... 1 month 4 weeks
Only reason I said that is because it seemed like...Only reason I said that is because it seemed like he expressed the 'step back' as a concern, not a foregone conclusion, and started the thread to get some feedback. I think you make some valid points about deal size / shop size - its not a question of right or wrong its a personal preference. I... 2 months 15 hours