Career outlook post-T15 MBA (RE+PE Concentrations)

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The topic of transitioning over to an opportunity fund has been discussed in various forms throughout WSO but my question is more less in regards to the "ideal" MBA summer associate role and post-MBA path that would set one up best for a long career at an opportunity fund. I did not touch finance before b-school but spent 4 years in construction management at a national development firm and did my UG in architecture. Career networking starts the moment you begin school and I would like to focus on firms/roles that would best allow me to accomplish the above. Generally interested in development and value-add projects and way into the future, I intend to start a firm after building a network. I'm not sure I have the patience to do development straight out of b-school and will need to pay off student loans so starting salary is important.

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Nov 4, 2015


Dec 25, 2015

bump I also have the same question. What re pe firms/ reits are the top to start networking with?

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Dec 25, 2015

PERE has an annual ranking of the top 50 real estate private equity companies (in terms of capital raised for the year). Below is the link to the 2013 list. You can easily Google the 2015 list. I'd start networking with these groups. But, to be honest, most "top" shops are looking for MBA students who already have RE experience. For an MBA who has no RE background but is looking to get into a top REPE/REIT, an alternative path is to do REIB at an investment bank for 2-3 years and then switch over.

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Dec 26, 2015

I will have a year of experience in RE when I matriculate to Cornell MBA and possibly dual degree with masters in real estate.

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