I need some advice for an upcoming debt analyst interview at one of the top brokerage firms. Anybody have any advice for what formulas to know, what to be able to model, and must know defintions? I believe that I'm good with people and could get past the "fit" part, but I'm nervous about the technical questions and my excel capabilites. I'm currently going through REFM and prioritizing the finance section. Any feedback is appreciated guys and gals. Also, does anybody know comp for this postion in a major west coast market?

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  • Works at Jones Lang LaSalle
Apr 1, 2021 - 3:39pm

Chill with the caps brah. If this is the first interview with the team, it will be all fit questions. Maybe one or two RE related questions to see what you know but I doubt they would ding you on it. Make sure you present yourself as a normal person and you're fine.

Second interview with the team will more than likely require a test and that test will be an old deal the team closed on and want to see you how would model it out/describe it.

  • Works at Jones Lang LaSalle
Apr 3, 2021 - 4:47pm

It won't be too complicated. I couldn't really tell you what will be on it since different teams have different hiring processes but it will probably be some sort of loan sizing with given financials/rent roll and what the best loan option would be.

Search through the forums here for some sample model tests and practice them until you feel comfortable. Modeling is really about getting reps in. The more you do it, the better you become.

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