Do I have a chance to enter a top REPE firm?

I am at a Non-Target but I'm a diversity candidate. Currently a Sophomore w/ a couple past Real Estate internships and an Argus Certification. This Summer I'm interning at a reputable top 30 REPE firm. Do I compete with target schools for the top REPE firms for junior year recruiting? How much does not going to a target hurt me? I know my chances depend on many more factors than what I stated above but with that information how much does not going to a target hurt me and do I even have a chance?

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Apr 1, 2021 - 5:40pm

You can get whatever job you aim for. Don't fall into this target non-target BS. Real estate isn't totally like traditional finance. Sure, school helps open doors, but it isn't the be all end all. Do well this summer, you may want to keep going back. Top 30 - top 50 - top 5, honestly its all the same. You're doing just fine if you're joining a top 30 REPE firm. 

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Apr 1, 2021 - 6:42pm

What's a "top REPE firm" in your mind? Sounds like you're already in a great position. You're probably not getting into a Starwood or Blackstone anytime soon if you go to a non-target though.

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