Mod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/6/2015.
I've noticed there's been a lot of unanswered questions about REPE on the forums lately. Given that WSO has provided a great deal of valuable information and insight to me over the years, I'd like to give back to the community in the form of an interactive, REPE-focused Q&A.
I work in acquisitions (mostly asset-level CRE) at one of the largest REPE firms according to the PERE 50 (think, Starwood, Oaktree, Carlyle) in the firm's headquartered metro. Prior to joining my current firm, I worked at an investment bank in a real estate coverage group. I graduated from a non-Ivy target school. That's the extent to which I'd like to provide a background to remain as anonymous as possible.
Please ask away!