MSREI Information

I've used the search function and haven't found exactly what I have been looking for.

Role is a senior associate - would love to know any experience with associate or senior associate interviews.  Also curious if anyone has first hand knowledge of hours, culture, and comp.


 

Culture is great. People there are friendly and treat others well. It’s also a small team.

Hours are more than 40 obviously, but not terrible. Pay should also be competitive.

 

All I know is that analyst pay matches IB analyst pay at MS. People also will stay even with offers from other REPE MF, so I assume the pay must be competitive even at higher levels.

 
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I've been wondering about MSREI myself, and you're right that WSO is weak on info. This is all rumored so I'm open to correction… but from what I hear it's hard to complain about MSREI comp, hours, or culture. AN1 base is ~110K and bonus is flat 70%. AN2 has a 15-20% increase in base and a variable bonus in the 30-90% range. Not sure about AS1/AS2+, but you can hypothesize based on other firms with similar AN comp levels. There are ~15 people in LA, ~20 in SF, and ~40 in NY. Culture (at least in SF/LA) is not banking hardo at all. If you're doing your job right, I doubt anyone would yell at you for no reason. But like all firms, interns and analysts have some leniency with mistakes if they're trying their best, associates get yelled at by VPs, VPs get yelled at by MDs, and MDs get yelled at by LPs. What can you do, we're a rather loud country. MS also has some of the best perks out of any financial institution. With regards to hours, the west coast offices have analysts working about 12 hours per day until tough parts of the deal cycle come up. In which case, you'll occasionally work weekends and may have some 16+ hour days here and there but never for more than a few days at a time. Plus, you will get the occasional free afternoon if there's a lull. I assume that at the NY office those longer days come up a bit more often. But unlike elite boutiques that will have you working those 100+ hour weeks regularly, MSREI is definitely a bit more relaxed (which is representative of REPE as a whole). Also there's such a rich RE history at MSREI and MSREIB because they've been around since the dawn of time. Overall, I'd say it's an excellent place to be as an associate. With all the BX circle jerking on WSO, people forget to comment on other great shops. So if anyone has something to add here, please do.

 

“I have been wondering about MSREI myself…”

then proceeds to write extremely detailed post around WLB, comp and culture at MSREI???

 

Received an email from HH the other day regarding AS1 process (summer 2025 start). Email mentioned base was $150K at that level.

 

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