Entrepreneur --> PE/HF

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Hi Wallstreetoasis,

I have recently started reading this site looking for advice, because I am very interested in PE. I graduated from an Elite LAC (Williams, Amherst....) a couple years back, and had an offer w/ BB IBD, but I decided to go an alternate route.... I had some money saved up in college from running a business, and decided to go into Real estate. I attended foreclosure auctions, and bought houses on the cheap. I did well, and turned a couple hundred thousand into a couple million, and now i am a bit of a slum lord. i initially got into this space b/c i love investing, i think value is fascinating, and this seemed like a great way to get into the game. I still love RE, but I am itching for something bigger. i want to keep investing for the rest of my life, but i want to branch out, and get some more experience. i think that the next step for me would be to go to either a value HF, or PE. I understand that I did not take the typical route, but would it be possible for me to land an associate role at a large HF/PE shop? I have some modeling knowledge, as I was an intern back in college, but obviously i dont have the 2 year analyst experience. Any advice or help you have for me would be great. Thanks

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Apr 27, 2011

have you thought about REPE or something like that

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

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Apr 27, 2011

yes, that is something that i would definitely consider.... but do you think i could land a gig at a big REPE place, Angelo Gordon for example, with my background?

Apr 27, 2011

No Idea, I'm just a prospective monkey. hahaha but I do know enough to say that REPE is what you're looking for, and that HF and PE do totally different things... ha. But good luck,

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

WSO is not your personal search function.

Apr 27, 2011

you sure post on here a lot for someone without work experience... haha. thanks though!

Apr 27, 2011
nyc_re:

you sure post on here a lot for someone without work experience... haha. thanks though!

That's something of a theme on WSO.

Apr 27, 2011

Track my posts, only speak about what I know...key to success. I know what I know and I know what I don't know.

The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

WSO is not your personal search function.

Apr 27, 2011

If you know how to turn a couple hundred thousand into a couple million in a few years, I think you can punch your ticket to anywhere. (and if they don't hire you, THEY'RE the idiots)

Apr 27, 2011
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