I've done a few informational interviews in the past with recent college grads and friends of friends that want to know the commercial real estate world so hopefully I'll be able to answer anything that comes up.
I'll keep my background brief. Economics major with a decent GPA while playing collegiate rugby. I, like many others, graduated into the bottom of a down cycle but I've been doubling my comp with every jump.
3 years at a regional boutique real estate investment and private equity shop as an analyst. This firm is backed by a wealthy family office so I saw a ton of deals including operating businesses, value-add investments, opportunity funds, international marinas, huge master planned communities, commercial development and venture capital.
2 years at a multi-national land investment group that used securitized offerings. I oversaw multiple regions, backwater farm land, home builder communities, and industrial land development.
3 years currently at a national commercial developer and investment firm that focuses on office and healthcare opportunities. I have a few roles here but focus on acquisitions, capital markets, investment structuring, and project management.
Ask me anything
I'm happy to answer pretty much anything. Give my take on the market cycle, compensation, why deals die, creative wins, how to get into real estate, what and who are time wasters, CRE Tech from a user perspective, or anything else that sounds interesting for the community.