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Real Estate Debt Fund --> Real Estate PE FundI would like to get input on the likelihood of being able to make a transition to a Real Estate PE fund from a major real estate debt fund investing in debt across the entire capital stack. Thoughts? 1 year 6 months
How hard is it to run your own deal? Like many of you, I dream of someday going out, finding a partner or two, raising some equity, and buying commercial properties. Has anyone gotten to this point already? If so, how much experience did you have when you took the plunge, and what kind of experience? Did you have both property... 2 years 6 days
MetLife Real Estate InvestmentsAnyone know anything about MetLife's Real Estate Investment Associate program? Any thoughts on their RE Investment platform in general? 2 years 8 months
Related CosAnyone here have an opinion on Related? How are they perceived? Good reputation? Bad reputation? Sophisticated/unsophisticated? 2 years 10 months
Archon GroupWhat world do these guys fall under. I know they are owned by Goldman. REIB? Do they actually make investments or only advise? Website is somewhat vague. 3 years 2 weeks
Carried Interest TaxThe majority of the commercial real estate community is vehemently opposed to ongoing proposals to treat carried interest (see Mitt Romney's tax return) as ordinary income. Increasing the tax rate on carried interest from 15% to the applicable marginal rate will create significant challenges for... 3 years 1 month
EastdilI have heard a lot of positive talk about Eastdil's brokerage unit on these boards. I'd be curious to hear if being part of their shop would be the ticket to being a successful broker. Do all the of Eastdil brokers kill it or do some of them still struggle to get by as well? Given how highly they... 3 years 1 month
Leaving Acquisitions for Brokerage???I have had a number of different conversations with people in acquisitions roles lately, and in a recent conversation, I was told that many people opt to leave acquisitions for brokerage because brokerage is less stressful. This seems backwards to me. I figure that brokerage would be more... 3 years 1 month
REIT LandscapeThe "REPE Landscape" thread had some great responses. Would be great to get the same info on the REIT world. Who are the top players? Who pays and who doesn't? What background is necessary to land a job at the company? 3 years 2 months
REPE LandscapeThis forum appears to have a pretty knowledgeable following with regard to REPE. Something I'd like to know is how the hierarchy shakes out for REPE companies in terms of prestige. Which companies are considered top tier? Who is in the middle of the pack? Who is "bottom of the barrel?" Are there... 3 years 2 months

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Do you have operating experience? You seem...Do you have operating experience? You seem confident in your ability to get $5-15m so jus curious. I want to do the same, however I lack operating experience which I figure investors will view as rather important. 2 years 5 days
I have heard the opposite (NYU Schack>Columbia...I have heard the opposite (NYU Schack>Columbia MSRED). But MIT has more clout than both as far as real estate degrees go. 2 years 6 months
On that same note, how much different is it if...On that same note, how much different is it if you are coming from investment sales at Eastdil. Are you still considered a broker or are your exit opps on par with REIB exit opps? 2 years 7 months
MBAREALESTATE: Is he working ibanking hours (80-...[quote=MBAREALESTATE]Is he working ibanking hours (80-100) or something in the 60-80 range. I had always heard that they worked less than ibankers but that being said I have never known anyone working there on a personal level.[/quote] Just wanted to give this question another shot. 2 years 7 months
Is he working ibanking hours (80-100) or...Is he working ibanking hours (80-100) or something in the 60-80 range. I had always heard that they worked less than ibankers but that being said I have never known anyone working there on a personal level. 2 years 7 months
This is completely speculative, but given that...This is completely speculative, but given that there are two different groups, Investment Sales and Investment Banking, I would think there might be differences in bonus. Not sure which would be higher. Lots of upside in Investment Sales when you are at a company that owns the market. But they... 2 years 8 months
Thanks for the insight. Any idea are they...Thanks for the insight. Any idea are they perceived relative to their peers (Pru, Principal, etc.)? 2 years 8 months
re-ib-ny: One's best shot as an MBA trying to...[quote=re-ib-ny]One's best shot as an MBA trying to get into REPE is landing a job as a summer associate at MSREF. Outside of that, I think REIB has a very low probability of turning into a good REPE opportunity. I worked in REIB as an analyst, and ~60% of my analyst peers made it to a good REPE... 2 years 12 months
brandon st randy: MBAREALESTATE: brandon st...[quote=brandon st randy][quote=MBAREALESTATE][quote=brandon st randy]Having said that, I believe the preferential carried interest tax has a much better chance of surviving if Obama is re-elected than Romney.[/quote] Can you please explain your rationale on this? I would think the opposite... 3 years 2 weeks
brandon st randy: Having said that, I believe...[quote=brandon st randy]Having said that, I believe the preferential carried interest tax has a much better chance of surviving if Obama is re-elected than Romney.[/quote] Can you please explain your rationale on this? I would think the opposite because... 1. Obama will continue to make sure... 3 years 1 month