Obviously, there are stigmas about certain prominent industry players, especially in regards to brokerage shops. I get the prestige associated with certain firms, but for those with legitimate experience/knowledge re: working at or with Meridian: could an analyst there get similar (or even better) exposure than an HFF/Eastdil?
NYC is its own animal and I think the distinction of some of these boutique shops within the market is unique. I just can't make up my mind on whether the questionable reputations of certain people/firms is legit.
This forum is filled with many entrepreneurial-thinking young people who seem to excel at understanding the true value of learning. For someone who is pretty certain they eventually want to make the leap to REPE in either an AM or Acquisitions capacity, would a place like Meridian provide legit exit opps (if it were an active/intelligent team)?