Incoming Acquisitions Analyst in the Northeast Multifamily value add space looking for tips/guidance/advice

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Long time lurker, finally secured an Acquisitions Analyst position at a lean shop investing in value add/core multifamily/apartments in the Northeast.

I already purchased Peter Linneman's book which I have been reading through and the REFM Apartment/Multi-Family Building Acquisition Financial Modeling Self-Study Video Tutorial which I've been following along with the video and trying to dissect the model to the best of my ability. I also have been watching alot of Adventures in CRE videos too.

Anybody have any tips, advice, or guidance? I start in a few weeks so wanted to spend my time wisely and make sure I'm as up to speed as possible when I start.


Comments (6)

Sep 12, 2018

Your firm likely has an internal model template you will use. You will have to learn how it works when you start. Other than that, ask questions, listen in on calls, etc. etc....use the opportunity to learn as much as you can.

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Sep 12, 2018

Makes sense, it did come up in the interviews that I would be using their internal models and tweaking them to incorporate market data based on the location of property, specific characteristics, etc. I will make it a priority to learn that ASAP.

Got it, yea I plan on being a legitimate sponge and learning everything I possibly can.

Thanks for the quick reply and advice.

Sep 12, 2018

just relax. you are on the right track...

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Sep 13, 2018

title sounds like a linkedin header

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Sep 13, 2018
  1. Be sponge
  2. Always lead with the solution - don't bring senior people problems suggest a fix
  3. Chill out and enjoy the ride
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Sep 14, 2018
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