Choosing a Role: MM Acquisitions vs Megafund Asset Management

heedi0's picture
Rank: Senior Chimp | 19

I currently work as a RE investment analyst at an institutional shop and am making the move to an opportunistic fund. Currently I have 2 options and having a lot of trouble choosing which is best:

  • Acquisitions analyst at a ~5bn AUM firm looking mostly at single asset acquisitions, sector agnostic
  • Asset management analyst at a top 5 firm, managing & growing recent platform acquisitions, mainly residential and hospitality

My thinking is that for the second role, I'd learn a new skill set (AM) while still getting a fair bit of exposure to deal underwriting, and the firm brand is a lot stronger. On the flip-side the acquisitions role would have me see a wider range of asset types, and the pay is ~1.3x higher. I can't really evaluate the two objectively though, as I've never worked in an asset management role.

Would anyone with experience or knowledge of asset management roles in megafunds be able to share their experience? And more generally, which offer makes the most sense to you guys?

Thanks in advance for any insights

Comments (2)

Mar 12, 2019

Hey heedi0, I'm here because nobody responded to this thread after a few days...maybe one of these resources will help you:

  • Transition MM Fund to MBA to Mega Fund Spanish Latin America private equity MBA middle market Mega Fund Buyouts ... I have been working as an analyst at a local private equity shop located in Latin America which ... basically focuses on mid market investments in the regional market. The fund has
  • Going from MM Investment Bank to Mega-Fund I am currently a first year analyst at a mid-tier middle-market bank (William Blair, Piper ... move laterally to a BB or can I work for a smaller fund for a couple years and then make my move? Do ... I need to get my MBA first? Is that big of a jump even possible? I am willing to do just about anything ...
  • Mid Market M&A Intern or PE Acquisitions Intern CA and the PE job would be in San Francisco, CA. Private equity vs Mergers and Acquisitions ... closely with senior management. The other would be at a real estate PE firm that has closed roughly $500M ... a middle market M&A role. This company is larger, recently closed a $260M+ deal an
  • Lateral to the TOP IB GROUP(NY) or PE arm of BB, best path to Mega Fund? #consulting Private Equity Business School PE MEga fund MF PE NYC NY New York Top GS TMT MS CS DB UBS oncycle ... I need to decide PE analyst position with a BB (Not GS) in their PE arm (Mostly direct or direct ... this forum...Places extremely well) My goal is MF PE
  • Mid-Market PE Valuations: Where Up is Down knowledge, but underneath this picture is the activity in the middle-market of private companies; an area ... 1 http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2014/12/15/inve... 2 https://www.preqin.com/docs/quarterly/pe/Preqin-Qu... private equity valuations Middle Market PE ... that has some surprising facts of its own. Traditionally, middle-market fir
  • PE mega funds with real estate focused fund Which megafunds have real estate groups? What are some of the best real estate focused groups ... among these megafunds? to Tuesday, February 5, 2019- 11:00am ...
  • Work at lower-mm firm but working on mega fund size deal I work at a lower-mm PE firm, leaving for b-school in August. I'm looking to move up market ... comparable firm. However, one of our larger investors is working on an acquisition that we're helping ... summer internships? FWIW one of the equity partners we've met with is just under mega fund status in ...
  • Request: Insight for Upcoming Mid-Market RE IB Interview I'd like to get some insight on a first round phone interview I have with a middle-market ... The opportunity is for an analyst position within their real estate group located in New York. ... real estate and have been working for one of the Big Four banks as an analyst in their commercial real ...
  • More suggestions...

Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

Mar 18, 2019
Comment