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  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
May 4, 2021 - 3:34pm

Ah yes, blackstone, of course. Possibly the most stereotypically bland hardo answer to this question 

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  • Prospect in PE - Other
May 4, 2021 - 4:36pm

It's funny because you mentioned Jonathan Gray in your post and he's their real estate guy

May 5, 2021 - 1:50pm

As far as prestigious RE development goes (my field), I'd go with something like Hines, Tishman or Related. More traditional RE investing probably something like Starwood, Blackstone (ha), or Brookfield. There are other top-notch names in areas a little more niche like URW and Simon Property (malls) or Prologis (industrial). 

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 4, 2021 - 9:26pm

Berkshire Hathaway. You could be chillin in Santa Barbara, read the news all day, and get to chat with good ol' Warren.

May 5, 2021 - 1:01am

do you really want to work 24/7 and have no life until you almost die?

the purpose of working at firms like Blackstone is to retire in your 30s and never work again.

if I had to choose, I would choose some chill corp fin job in the industry (like FP&A at Proctor & Gamble / Unilever or smth like that).

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

+1 for this - I assume that if I'm working at it for the rest of my life that it'd have to be at least moderately successful. 

May 5, 2021 - 4:22pm

exactly. I'm very tardy on my long form post about why people hate their jobs but the main commonality I've seen is autonomy. pay is nice, but autonomy is what everyone seems to be chasing. the only way I know to get that is if you're either running your own shop, have fuck you money (which I consider to be $10mm liquid net worth, possibly $5mm dependent upon location), or have something else you "own" which could be a clientele that's loyal to you and not your firm (I've seen this in tech, PWM, certain types of consulting, etc.).

May 5, 2021 - 1:02pm

Maybe the Goldman Sachs. Been here for a while, hopefully will still be around in 40 years or so. Well respected place. Jewish origins I believe. Sounds like a good place overall. Gives back to the community. Invests in its people. Hard working place. Learn a lot. Good career opportunities internally. Nice office space and building. Good part of town. Centrally located in nyc/nj. Good history. Plenty of pros to the firm

May 6, 2021 - 1:38pm

My own LMM PE firm. I've always wanted to start my own business. Realistically, with my background, I have no shot at MF/UMM, with MM being in play and LMM as a fallback. But if I were to start my own firm, again, the chances of starting a MM firm would be really low, same with a LMM firm, but more conceivable. And I feel like the LMM space would be much more interesting to work in 

May 6, 2021 - 9:59pm

This is flawed thinking. Jonathan Gray joined Blackstone before it was Blackstone, and that's why he's a billionaire - literally took the reins of the REPE division right after it was founded. Just look at how much of a cash cow that's been for the firm.

I want to join whichever company being founded today is going to be a mega unicorn by the end of my life. That would be following in Gray's footsteps.

  • Intern in IA
May 7, 2021 - 12:47am

Corporate Strategy at McDonald's. I think its super cool to be able to decide what to put on their menu

May 7, 2021 - 3:49am

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

May 7, 2021 - 8:34am

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May 7, 2021 - 12:57pm

It would be some no-name family office with a mandate to just "make money".  No set hours, no dress code, no stupid meetings/calls taking up half your week, etc.

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