0REPEs/Private Debt Funds w/ Summer Analyst to Analyst Track?


Just got <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/goldman-sachs">rejected from <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr></a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href=""...

0Real Estate Pay


Can someone please send me the link to that PDF file that specifies certain pay in each position in real estate? I know it's been floating around here but I haven't seen it lately and couldn't find it in a search. Would be nice to have it stickied too.

0How to get started


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, I would like to get some opinions on how to get started in real estate. Some (relevant) informations about me: - studying Economics in Continental Europe - currently in my third semester (out of six) - GPA: 4.0 /...

0Argus Software - Vending Income


Question: Vending Machines that are located in the lobby will generate $700.00 a month in additional revenue, which is 100% Variable, and will grow by the General Inflation Rate. What would be the total amount on a per year basis? According to the Property Report - Cash Flow Year 1...

0911! I need help REPE friends!

Mr. LA

Hi everyone! I am looking for an example of a REPE research report. I just need someone baseline to get a feel for what is considered the standard template and what they typically contain. I've been told it should be a few pages and come to an investment conclusion. Any examples would...

0Find commercial property owner


How do you find what other properties a commercial property owner owns? Is there a way to find that out?

0MBA Real Estate at Johns Hopkins


After months of soul searching, I realize that pursuing an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> with a RE concentration is my best bet to break into infrastructure finance via REPE, a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Expected Return: Vacant Land NYC

Pokemon Master

What kind of expected return seems reasonable for vacant land in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> with no intention of developing? Simply buy ~10,000 sq <abbr title="full time">ft</abbr> already zoned for multifamily and sell to a developer in...

0Mortgage/CMBS origination spread


Hey everyone, I was wondering if there are any ways to find current average mortgage origination spread for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-balance-sheet-BS">balance sheet</a></span> loans and CMBS loans (different...

0What are some things that commercial brokerages want to see when hiring interns/summer analysts?


So I'm really hoping into getting an internship this upcoming summer with CBRE/JLL, etc. I have decent school extracurriculars related to real estate as well as a previous internship experience doing market research for real estate. However, my resume still has one retail level job which...

0Walker & Dunlop Analyst Salary


I was wondering if anyone has worked at Walker & Dunlop or worked with Walker & Dunlop and could tell me anything about the firm. I am a junior looking to intern there but I can't find much information about the firm. I would also appreciate if someone could give me an idea about...

0Construction financing analyst interview


Any tips to ace an interview as a construction financing analyst?

0Would it be looked down upon by recruiters to go to a peer school's OCR?



0Summer Analyst at BB Balance Sheet Lender v. Eastdil Equity Sales


Which is a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">better summer analyst</a></span> opportunity for someone interested in moving to a top REPE firm (<span class='keyword_link'><a...

0What Cities Do You Consider To Be "Gateway Markets"?


I've had this discussion with several people and always find their answers interesting. Which cities do you consider to be "gateway markets"? I think the <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> community has unanimously decided that <abbr...

0Floating Rate Modeling

C.R.E. Shervin

I was wondering how detailed is everyone's modeling of a proforma with a floating interest rate. Is it estimation, interpolation, or do you just use the base rate throughout the proforma? I figured that one would have to look at the yield curve and model that plus the base rate to get...


C.R.E. Shervin

Does anyone have any info on the work/life balance, culture and of course prestige of the job! I'm looking at an <abbr title="asset management ">AM</abbr> position with the company in the <abbr title="New York ">NY</abbr> office and I believe...

0Hotel Development


Anyone here familiar with ground up hotel development? I'm trying to come up with a land residual for a DoubleTree Hotel, would be union construction and operation due to the location. Is there any rule of thumb or back of the napkin I could use, based on a % of total dev cost...

0Related Cos


Anyone here have an opinion on Related? How are they perceived? Good reputation? Bad reputation? Sophisticated/unsophisticated?

0CRE compensation structure


Does anyone have any general metrics on the compensation structure for most big <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> brokerage services firms? Think something a long the lines of CBRE, JLL, Cushman, Eastdil, etc. Specifically on either their capital markets...




0Career outlook post-T15 MBA (RE+PE Concentrations)


The topic of transitioning over to an opportunity fund has been discussed in various forms throughout <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">WSO</abbr> but my question is more less in regards to the "ideal" <abbr title="Masters in Business...

0Top RE Development Firms ....salaries beyond junior roles?


After trying to do research on and reading the vault guide, etc... I'm still curious to know what salaries are like in the upper levels of the big RE Development firms. Places like Hines, Related, Trammell Crow. I've noticed that most recent MBA's get hired as an...

0Can anyone here comment on the compensation for a Development Manager?


I am looking for a compensation breakout of a development manager? Does anyone have any idea?

0Real Estate Private Equity - Hiring


Hi all - this is just based on observation - but for some reason I am seeing a ton of real estate focused analyst / associate positions pop up in various buy side shops. Wondering if anyone has a perspective on what's going on in the <abbr title="commercial real...

0upcoming projects in chennai


Do we want to get updated with all the project? if we are the one who is planning for a new home. Recently I got an update from this beautiful project providing all facilities with luxurious living lifestyle.

0Real Estate Private Equity: what is needed to get in?


Does anyone know what it takes to get into real estate private equity at a reputable shop (e.g. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">Blackstone</a></span>, Carlyle, Warburg, <span...

0IRR to overall return


Hello everybody, sorry to be a jerk ...I mean first post on the forum and that too a question..but I couldn't find a straight answer anywhere so here it is My understanding is that <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Audit to REPE/REIB?


Hi guys, first post - I am currently an auditor in my third year at one of the Big 4 public accounting firms in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr>. Have my <abbr title="Certified Public Accountant">CPA</abbr> and <abbr title="Masters in...

0NYC refinancing activities


Recently, I have been seeing an unusual amount of "re"financing activities for commercial assets located in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr>. I believe this can be somewhat related to the record amount of CMBS loan maturities this year and the expectation...

0Modelling Test - 1 Hour


Hi, I have a one hour modelling test for a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> acquisitions analyst position. Anyone have any input or experience regarding what may be required of me? Given it's 1 hour i hope not too much... Any help appreciated!

0HFF Debt Analyst functions


What is the purpose of an HFF Debt Analyst? I know it involves reaching out to insurance companies and pension funds for mortgages, but how many tranches of debt are involved in a normal acquisition? Do private equity shops hire HFF for private placements?

0REIT management trainee exit oops

Swarles Barkley

So I have a pretty basic questionthat I've been pondering that I think some of the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> members on here could answer. I just landed a job at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Investment Firms w/ In-House PE+Development Teams


I've recently come across two shops that I would consider to be GP's due to their boots on the ground development management and repositioning capabilities without needing to bring on a 3rd party developer. These firms also have at least 1 fund in house (rather large) from which they...

0US residential investor community forums?


Hi all, I'm currently looking into a small business idea for some side income (if there is interest) and curious to know if there are any national (regional too) community forums out there in the US for small time "mom and pop" type investors that are undergoing residential...

0How to move from IB to REPE?


Hey guys, I'm in the <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> team at one of the lower bulges (think UBS, Wells), and I'm very interested in moving to REPE (ideally in the <abbr title="private equity real estate">PERE</abbr>...




0Lightstone Group Email Convention?


Title says it all. Any help is appreciated!

0AEW Capital Management: more info, insights?


Does anyone have information on these guys? They're a Real Estate focused Investment Management firm based out of Boston. According to their website they have $22B under management and do both public and private market investing.

0Couple questions about REITs - please help!


Dear all, can you please help me with several questions regarding <abbr title="real estate investment trust">REITs</abbr>. 1. In what <span class='keyword_link'><a...



Nvm I forget what I was gonna say now just filling up characters with bullshit til I hit the minimum.

0Commercial Loan Sales / Residential Loan Pool Sales


Does anyone know anything about the commercial loan sale secondary market? Who are the major players? Who are the primary buyers? Also, what about pooled residential mortgage sales? Is there a market for this right now in the performing space? What is the future outlook? Thanks.

0Interview Question (being open to other departments)


Currently interviewing for an internship at a large firm (think CBRE, C&W, JLL). I want to join a specific unit within capital markets, but I would be open to other departments/areas as well. Is that ok to say in the interview, or does that make me sound like I'm too...

0Move from Brokerage to Analyst


Hello, I am 1 year into my first job after graduating this past spring (Top 25 Business School). I work for one of the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit">biggest <abbr title="real estate...

0Anyone here with experience in Site Selection?

bernie madoff

anyone here do any site selection in the past and care to weigh in on what it's like likes and dislikes etc?

0I will never respect....


The <abbr title="Chartered Financial Analyst ">CFA</abbr> guy who is constantly trying to over complicate real estate... The accountant who constantly leans on acquisitions guys for post closing things that are within their sphere of responsibility... The guy who is...

0Real estate version of WSO


Is there a real estate equivalent of <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> out there? If so, what is it? And if not, can we add a real estate forum?

0Goldman Sachs Realty Management Internship


Does anyone have experience with this program? I am curious how competitive <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">landing a summer internship</a></span> with this division is compared to say, the investment banking division.

0How would you rank the Cap Rates of the sub-sectors in London?


Hi there, How would you rank the Cap Rates of the sub-sectors in London? I am unsure which sub-sectors would have the lowest and which would have the highest cap rates. Please could you rank residential, office, hotels, retail and logistics? Also, could you please state what you think the...

0Minimum qualification required to pursue residence building inspection


Hey pals, recently I have completed my 12th grade and willing to build my career in real estate industry. I’m planning to pursue residential building inspection from Freedom Business School in California. What are the qualification criteria required to pursue residential building inspection?...

0Clarion Partners (ING Clarion)


Hey Everyone, Does anyone know anything about this real estate fund? Assuming you can get an entry level position right out of college, is this something to look at ? There doesn't seem to be that much information on them in terms of reputation, rankings, and atmosphere on these...

0MSRE or MBA for investment career?


What is the value of a MSRE in the real estate investment field...from what I have seen most people with MSRE's tend to be in development roles (I was at a good program and left because of this reason).. Is there any value in a MSRE for investment, or is it only for MBA's? Also...

0Why CMBS origination? Why Debt? Question


Hi everyone, I have a final round interview with CEO and MDs at a boutique conduit firm tomorrow. I think I have everything locked down, but since I didn't have any previous experience in the debt site of the world (work in investment sales), I'm having hard time coming up with...

0Student Housing (Private/Public and Large/Small)


Who can name some players in the northeast? American Campus, Vesper Holdings, Core Campus, The Scion Group, Prime Property, MJW--- the more the better. Anyone ever done a student housing deal? Acquired, disposed, constructed, brokered?

0How to prep for RE?


Hey, I'm currently a rising freshman at a target school. I've been very interested in real estate and development for about the last year and while I haven't gotten too invested in the technicals (modelling, excel, etc) yet, I do believe that it is the sector I ultimately want...

0Gross vs. Net Cap Rate

john rolfe

All- I have received an interview test from a small RE acquisition firm. The company primarily deals with SFR (single family rentals) and small apartment buildings. For the test, they asked me to evaluate 3 SFRs which includes determining the rental value, price we should pay, and a gross...

0Multifamily REITs- What are the chances of their success going forward?


I had the opportunity to intern for a multifamily <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr> this summer</a></span>....

0Economies of scale


Looking at a potential project and trying to bring current my ballpark assumptions for modeling purposes. 8 years ago, we built a 420,000 SF building for a user. At the time we were also building 100,000 SF for another couple users. My recollection was that the costs to build a +400,000...

0Starting your own firm

God Emperor Doom

Which background do you guys think is more valuble? Debt broker? Development? Acquisitions? Or just a fat wallet?

0Where do you find development job listings from the major developers?


Hi, Where are people finding jobs for development positions with the larger developers? I typically use indeed, selectleaders and linkedin to look for open positions, but I run across almost none from large developers and very minimal from smaller shops. Is there somewhere else where some of...

0Real Estate Analyst at Berkadia supporting CMBS


Does anyone have insight to share potential salary for a Real Estate Analyst position at Berkadia and what opportunity for growth is like in their corporate environment? Any input on what it's like to work there? I may have an interview soon but I can't find much on the web and...

0Discount Rates for Properties?


Hi all, I was just wondering what discount rate you would use if you were running a <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> for a property. And how would you get this discount rate? Thanks in advance!

0How much less competitive are LA/Chicago job markets than NYC?



0berkely point capital analyst rotational program


Anybody familiar with the salary for the program? Do any other banks have rotational programs ? I know Wells has one, but anybody else? Thanks!

0Canadians! How valued is the AACI Designation?


Fellow Canadian breaking into <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> here. Been noticing a lot of <abbr title="commercial real estate ">CRE</abbr> openings requiring the AACI designation. Would you say it's more important that CFA? If...

0Missed Opportunity


The fund I was mid-interview-process with just informed me that they won't be taking on any new analysts until late 2019 as they aren't sure any potential acquisitions they make are safe with the current political climate in Mexico. I just went from my ideal RE career start...

0Tier 2 Consulting Analyst or Acquisitions Analyst at REIT?


Hi, so I am trying to get some advice on what career path I should follow. I currently am set to start <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> soon with a tier 2 consulting firm (OW, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/deloitte"...

0Condo Comps


Doing a land residual analysis on a potential land acquisition. Wondering what sites / resources you guys use for finding condo / for-<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-comparable-analysis">sale resi <abbr title="comparable...



I am looking at a research report on a home builder, in one of the emerging market countries. The business model is simple - build a large apartment block and sell it down to individual customers, flat-by-flat. The report (done by a <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Wharton MBA vs McCombs MBA for real estate - looking to stay in TX long-term


Hello everyone, I've been working for over 2.5 years at a small REPE shop but things are slowing down on the acquisition side. So, I am debating whether to go to business school. I have a 700+ <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0What perks do people working for hospitality developers/investors get?

5 million

Discounts in portfolio hotels for rooms and services? Anything else? Couldn't find any info on perks here on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>.

0Real Estate DCF Valuation (upcoming interview!)


Hey guys, Can someone help me to understand real estate <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr> valuation specifics? How exactly is the <abbr title="weighted average cost of capital">WACC</abbr> calculated for a real estate <abbr...

0Auburn Executive MRED Program?

NYC 23

Has anyone done any research on The Executive MRED Program offered by Auburn? Anyone go there? I am looking for feedback on the program. Thanks!

0Cold calling lists for young commercial real estate brokers...


To all the young commercial real estate brokers out there: how do you go about building cold call lists for both landlords and tenants? Does your company typically have that information (landlord contact info, tenant address, tenant contact info, etc.) or are you required to build your...

0Need help deciding between opportunities


I am currently a analyst at a top brokerage house in a top market working in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/company/capital-markets-group" target="_blank">Capital Markets Group</a></span>. I have been working there for 2 years and...

0RE Excel Valuation / Argus Training



0Acquisition Analyst -> MBA


Anyone on here go from acquisitions (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-real-estate-investment-trust-reit"><abbr title="real estate investment trust">REIT</abbr></a></span>/REPE) to a top 10 MBA? If...

0Easiest way to get "in" in the NYC region?

bernie madoff

Hey all, I'm sure I've contacted most of you by PM in the past. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get into real estate, specially valuation, undertaking, acquisitions, etc. I currently work in middle office <span class='keyword_link'><a...

0Capital Markets Groups at large brokerage firms

ct banker

Just curious if anyone has any information on starting pay and bonus as an analyst in capital markets for a company like (Lasalle, Cushman, CBRE) Also what are the hours like and where do these analysts normally exit to?

0Real Estate Project Manager Fee Structure - Feedback Requested


A small city in Kansas has approached me as a project manager for a $24 - $25 <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> project for their downtown revitalization. As a small city, they are missing development experience, project experience and just don't have the city...

0OC, CA RE Modeling Tutor Wanted


Might be a stretch, but I'm looking for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">financial modeling tutor</a></span> in Orange County, CA. Preferably around the...

0Ever feel like switching industry's?


I love Real estate but I have been contemplating forgetting working in it and just investing in multifamily on the side. (Which is my intent anyways) This industry is just crazy. Are there really that many jobs out there? Are they off market? I go on SelectLeaders and there's maybe 1-5...

0Recs for Good MM Due Diligence Third Party


Hi all, my firm is looking for a solid middle market due diligence firm that has a strong presence in <abbr title="New York City ">NYC</abbr> and works with multifamily. By due diligence I am not referring to Phase I/II's, but more in regards to due diligence on...

0CMBS Origination Exit Ops


I’ve been exploring the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> forum for the past few weeks and wanted to ask a question with my first post about potential exit ops for the job I have lined...

0Modesto Multifamily


For West Coast guys: We've been following markets like Modesto, Fresno, and Stockon and have noticed a lot of product hitting the market recently. Some of the deals look like they'll work, but I've been having trouble wrapping my head around the exits. It seems crazy to buy a...

0Debt structure help - Life co, CMBS, bank, etc - pros & cons


Due to the current macro market with 10 year treasury on the upswing, I am curious to better understand the pros and cons of various debt structures from Life co, CMBS, Fannie, bank or other 3rd party lenders. Would like to understand IO, debt cost (floating or fixed), LTV, tenor, covenants,...

0Books on Development


Can 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.

0For Sale Housing - How's it doing?


How is for sale housing in your market doing? High end in major markets has slowed it seems. Things are still moving quickly in San Diego but I'm of the mindset that the easy money has already been made. I def would not be buying a house right now. There might be another year or so...

0Retail Leasing - good entry point for acquisitions or development, or career suicide?


I was told by a director of acquisition at a small family office (they primarily buy multifamily with ground floor retail) that it would be a good idea to work as a retail leasing broker (tenant rep) if one wanted to do acquisitions. His logic was that if you developed a great relationship...

0LifeCo Internship Exit Opps

Ba Na Na Na

Background: undergrad at target school; decent GPA but not stellar 4.0 kind; have RE internship experiences and extracurriculars Will be interning at one of the big lifeco's (Pru, MetLife, Allianz, AIG) this summer on the equity side and am curious about each lifeco's general rep in...

0What are Real Estate Capital Markets?


Is it just referring to mortgage backed security markets? <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-collateralized-debt-obligation-CDO"><abbr title="collateralized debt...

0Stay in Big 4 RE group, or go unpaid intern with a successful developer?


Hey all, I have some questions regarding career path. Currently I am a staff position at a Big 4 in their transaction Real Estate department and been here almost a year. Basically a lot of my work is audit support, with occasional PPA and valuation work. The compensation is great but the big...

0Civil Engineer, Professional Engineer, soon to have FT MBA


Howdy y'all, I'm a Civil Engineer, licensed as a Professional Engineer in my state and I'm about to start a full time <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration ">MBA</abbr> program, ranked ~30 overall. I've been doing site and land development...

0Breaking into commercial brokerage or development in Los Angeles from a very unusual background


Hi! I am a really big fan of some of the stuff on this forum, particularly the Unsexy Businesses thread and any posts by Heister. Let me preface this by saying I am not trolling although my story is unorthodox. About two years ago I was in a <span...

0Basic Question on Hotels


I am not in real estate, so while I'm very <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" target="_blank">comfortable with financial models</a></span> there are a few items I could use...

0Need advice on Exit Opportunities from a "Real Estate Analyst" position


Hi everyone, I was hoping for some advice, I'm currently working in a client relations position at a hedge fund administrator but I've been actively interviewing and had an interview for an analyst position within the real estate and development division of a large company in Canada...

0SBs for buyside RE analyst interview info/tips

Simple As...

Thanks to everyone that helped in my post the other day. If anyone can point me to any information/sites that can help someone prepare for an RE analyst interview. SBs for solid info. Thanks in advance, guys.

0Super day with debt fund

NYC real estate

Hey guys, Have an <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/tag/superday">upcoming superday</a></span> with a real estate debt fund. Modeling exam to begin for 45 minutes, technicals to follow. Any ideas on what to expect? I'm guessing a pretty...

0Raising Cash From Private Investor(s)- Real Estate Project


Does anyone have experience with this? Vetted out the numbers and I have a handful of attractive opportunities to buy land and build properties. However, do not readily have the cash. So, we'd have to raise it. I've seen things online about directly connecting with investors. ...

02019 RE SA (botique, MM, BB etc) Thread


I know there has been a few, but not many that are fully comprehensive/extensive besides the usual Wells, C&W, Jll, and CBRE on the list. Comment below with open apps/apps to open soon. 2019 Summer Analyst RE