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Why do the most prestigious RE firms focus on huge, class-A buildings in top markets?

BeaconStreet

This is something that has puzzled me as I’ve moved from the AEC side of the business to the finance side. There is a group of elite, prestigious RE companies. They tend to hire from target schools, and many of the posters here would like to work for them. You know their names: Hines,...

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Real Estate Mezzanine Debt - Cause for Concern?

FutureCEO3

Throughout my discussions with investment and financing professionals within the real estate industry, we have reached the stage of the cycle where most seem convinced we still have “room to run”. The most common reasons and rationale I hear about why a downturn is not imminent is...

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We might be at the bottom in Multifamily (MF)

PacNumber

It was just a few months ago when treasuries were at 3.25% and it appeared that 6% interest rates were a year away...5 caps in major markets appeared to be upon us. Then it didn't happen. Since I got in the business in 1995 one thing has remained true, we never raise rates to previous...

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1st time interviewing for a real estate investment bank interview, NEED help

jt8506

I have a phone interview this week with Barclays' real estate group for a full-time analyst position. I was wondering if people could give me examples on what I would expect in terms of fit or tech. I would prefer more examples and help with tech. I have never interned for an i-bank and had a summer...

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Real Estate Investment Banking - Exit opps?

22bells

What are the exit opportunities of working in a large real estate corporation's investment banking division for a few years? Other BBs? Top MBA programs? This would be my first analyst position to date (I'm a senior coming out of a target)....

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healthcare exit opps to Real Estate ....odd trend?

rogger.potter

Healthcare focused VC/PE shops are natural stepping stones. This is just my personal experience, but I noticed a number of Healthcare folks going into real estate PE shops. Is this some type of odd trend, or does RE-PE generally take people from all different groups....my knowledge is that real esta...

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Lazard M&A - Real Estate

PenInHand

I have a first round with Lazard Real Estate M&A coming up. I'd appreciate any advice on suggested material to know/prepare. How well versed should I be in real estate specific information. Thanks....

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Equity International in Chicago

Jobity

Does anyone have any info on this real estate private equity firm located in Chicago? In terms of how their deal flows are and how well known they are in the real estate sector. I know that they only invest in properties outside of the US thanks!...

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Going into Private Equity Real Estate from REIT's

blah23

How difficult is the transition from a REIT to PERE, assuming no IB background?...

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opps in REITs?

Nasir

I'll be a senior next year at a top 5 target majoring in Econ with a gpa of 3.547 (sooo close to being able to round it up...) I'm currently interning at CITIC Securities in Beijing. For those who haven't heard of it, CITIC is the biggest I-bank (Edit: not ibank, securities company, my bad) in Chin...

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Real Estate IBD in London - Interned at an M&A group

BBBer

Hey all, I'm starting at a BB in London this summer as an analyst and I've recently learnt that I have been placed in the Real Estate Team. It wasn't my top choice but, given that it wasn't one of the teams I was against joining either, the guys I have spoken to in the team seem really friendly and...

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Real Estate Private Equity

prnz

I'm soon going to be a third year analyst in the real estate consulting group of one of the Big Four. I'm antsy to move on to new things, and I want to transition to real estate private equity. How desirable would I be to a REPE firm? Which firms should I target? Are there any particular headhunters...

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Why does no one like real estate divisions in IBs?

born2bebusiness

I never see anyone interested in real estate divisions of investment banks. Why is this? Are they not as good? I'm interested in this industry so I am curious as to why this is....

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Blackrock RE and Lazard RE

2andthe20

Can anybody on this forum provide some insight on the Summer Analyst/FT programs at Blackrock Real Estate and Lazard Real Estate? Thanks!...

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REIT Banking

WSAnno

Hello I bank on the technology side of things but would really like to do a RE deal. The MD is happy to have me but says I will have to hit the ground running. He did not give much in terms of what I should know or what I can read. He estimates I can help this summer so I want to read and or do ...

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Need a definitive answer - Carlyle

anonrock

Does anyone know FOR SURE whether Carlyle currently hires out of undergrad for its real estate practice in D.C. Ive heard yes and no. But I'd like to get an answer from someone for sure. ...

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$600 million Real Estate PE

pineapple

Is a $600 million real estate PE considered big? If not, what's considered a large fund? (aside from the $20 billion KKR, Blackstone, Carlyle). What's the typical size of a real estate fund?...

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Real Estate Private Equity Pay

relinquo

Does anyone here have an idea of what is the appropriate real estate private equity pay at the associate & senior associate levels (i.e. someone with 3 - 4 years experience overall)? Lets say for a $3 - 4 Bn fund, for the sake of arguement. Anyone here know of reputable headhunters that can give a ...

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LB Real Estate

1111

Does anybody know if LB's Real Estate IB is located in the 745 7th office or in the Park Avenue office?...

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

alltherightmoves

Does anyone know what it takes to get into real estate private equity at a reputable shop (e.g. Blackstone, Carlyle, Warburg, Fortress, etc.)? Would an analyst coming from the RE merhcant banking group at a top-5 US commercial bank stand a chance against analysts from RE IBD groups at BBs? What ki...

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CRE --> REPE/PE

berzerk

As the title says, would I be able to switch from commercial real estate to PE or IBD? I'm in my first year out of school and long term want to get into PE but didn't get the offers I was looking for. The job description for a mid tier CRE broker seems to be a bit analytical, but primarily focuses...

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Why China's Housing Bubble is Causing Violent Protests

Yossif

Chinese cities have the highest home prices in the world! The home-price/income ratio of Shenzhen, Honk Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai, with 44.4, 36.2, 33.8, and 32.6 are higher than that of London's 27.8, whilst Guangzhou with 25.1 is higher than NY's 12.1. The y/y home price growth rate in 70 Chines...

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Analyst Interview Questions - Blackstone Real Estate Asset Management

DevInt

Hey guys, very new to posting on this site. I have an upcoming 1st round interview for an Analyst position within Blackstone's Real Estate Asset Management group, and I'm wondering if anyone with past experience has any tips on how to stick out as a strong candidate. I have been preparing the typic...

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DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners

corporatelaw637

Anybody know about this program...how difficult it is to get into, pay, exit opps, ect... http://campusrecruiting.credit-suisse.com/en/Home/Search_Our_Opportunities/DLJ_Real_Estate_Capital_Partners_28LA29_Full-Time_Analyst11541020960173.--null.html...

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CMBS special servicer

jeamps01

What would you classify this under? P/E or AM?...

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Asking about different position during interview - how to approach?

interviewquestion

To preface: I recently got in touch with a neighbor/family friend who is a top-level executive of a large commercial bank with a division that does middle market mortgage lending. She was very friendly and at the end of our conversation told me to send her an e-mail with the job openings that I'm in...

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Chapter 11 voluntary bankruptcy

Sterling Debt

I wanted to see if anyone has experience lending to a sponsor who has previously voluntarily filed bankruptcy (chapter 11) through a borrower SPE on an unrelated property. Can share more details over PM. Thanks in advance. ...

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