Confusions about RE
I had an interview with LaSalle Investment Management, which is one of the leading investment managers in the world. But I failed. This was my first interview in the Real Estate area. My background is quite normal, had several internships in banking (CB) and PE, studied at a business school but I did not have any courses in real estate. That is why I was very surprised that they wanted to interview me and ask me questions why real estate. I guess as an analyst your main tasks are about projecting cash flow models, creating pro forma and analysing risks using debt & liquidation metrics, which is similar to themodel (or maybe even simpler).
TBH, I have no idea about the motivation of working in RE, why LaSalle? (Just saying you are the leading investment manager in RE, is not persuasive). I am also very curious why they invited me?
Can anyone please help me to give me any suggestions to answer such questions or shed light on RE? Thanks in advance.