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Contrarian Thesis: Acquisitions is the Least Interesting Job In Real Estate

LReed

Feel like it's worth giving an alternate opinion, just because I see so much of the same notion repeated constantly that acquisitions are the best gig in real estate. What I do right now is 75% acquisitions, but I've worked on a lot of development, <abbr title="asset...

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Let's Talk About the Pros and Cons of our Gigs in RE Finance

LReed

I'm not trying to rehash the debate about where the best place to start is or what career path within RE is the most promising. I just would like the community to layout their position and what they feel the pros and cons of their current situations are. Extremely eager to hear what the...

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Effective LP oversight of GP

wso_4

For deals that aren't going exactly as planned, what's an LP to do? I'm curious if anyone has examples of when LP's have had a positive influence on the ultimate outcome of a project, even if they were just pref equity and didn't have much legal standing in the operating...

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Does Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing hire MBAs

JimBeam69

Ok, Ive developed a strong interest in Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing partly because I'm actually interested in real estate and don't mind doing it for the long term and also because I assume it will have better hours than any investment banking coverage or product group. Im applying to Whart...

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Is PERE (Opportunistic) a good place to go?

teacubet

I'm thinking of moving into PERE -in area of opportunistic / value add investing .. but I'm not too sure what's the industry outlook for this area in the near future.. I have PE expereince but in a different sector.. Can someone share their thoughts and opinion on these: 1. the industry outlook (geo...

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Leading real assets investment managers

Nicu

Hi, What firms are the best/most known/proeminent/greatest in real assets management?...

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Morgan Stanley Real Estate merchant banking

tiger123

Can anyone tell me more about MS real estate merchant banking? How are the exit opps for analysts there for PE? Do they place well at mega funds real estate groups? What is the culture like? ...

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REIT Analyst Programs

breakinginnew

Tishman Speyer (the reit) has an "analyst program" that is a rotation between some of there different businesses--including acquisitions anyone know much about it? (selectivity/size/comp/lifestyle?) ...

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Barcalys phone interview for NYC analyst

jt8506

My friend just got me a interview opportunity with Barclays' I-banking team for an entry-level position. I was wondering if I could get any advice on how to study for this interview? I've never had any investment banking experience, instead been focused on real estate. I have had a prior real estate...

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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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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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