MSD Partners - Real Estate

Hey WSO - What's the deal with MSD Partners and their real estate team? Not a ton online and can only read their website so many times.

Insight would be cool especially if you know someone there or a friend of a friend.

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  • Associate 1 in RE - Comm

Following, curious as well.

CRE, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Anyone know if they use anything aside from Dell computers?

Hah, is this a major factor in deciding whether or not to work there?

Are people ThinkPad or die?

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himib1637373, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Hey, I have a friend there and it is my understanding that they are strongly looking to expand their hospitality portfolio. They were supposed to buy the 1 Hotel South Beach from Starwood (Host ended up buying it) but the deal fell through. Righ after they announced the purchase of the Waldorf Boca for $850 million. All of their hospitality portfolio is prime trophy assets and they are looking to purchase a couple more trophy hotels.


  • Analyst 2 in PE - Other

Ive done deals with them at a previous firm. Really interested in the analyst position they posted.

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  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm

I had the interview but based on the convo not super interested. It sounds like a lot of construction loans and short term bridge loans for value add deals. Standard debt fund stuff. I thought it would be more of a special situations fund given the broad mandate and their bid for the recap of TRTX.

There's three people working on the fund, 2 MDs and a principal. It sounds like it would be very high volume (good) but there would be a decent amount of admin work given the lean team and fact that a new fund doesn't have a pipeline tracking system in place.

It would be a very good opportunity if interested in RE debt. I like your odds of moving up to a position where you can receive carry since it's a brand new fund. But I'm just not interested enough in the space to be bottom of the food chain again. Lateraling to a bigger platform like ACORE, you'd probably have an analyst beneath you who would handle some of the admin BS but maybe not as great of an upside potential at a bigger platform so who knows.

  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm

Any insights on pay?

DPFU1418, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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