Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI)

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Anyone have experience with modeling tests for analyst/associate position here? They mentioned it would take 4-5 hours in total. Not sure what that would entail.

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Feb 24, 2018

interested

Feb 25, 2018

PM Me

Feb 25, 2018

Outta curiosity, does MSREI actually get involved in Asset-Level acquisitions or do they buy equity stakes on a portfolio level

Feb 26, 2018

They do get involved in asset-level deals. A couple of recent asset-level transactions:

http://www.crenews.com/general_news/general/morgan...
https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2017/0...

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Nov 8, 2018

Yeah man. Don't know what the deal in North America is (because I think they only have CORE fund in the US), but in Europe they have large, complex, single asset transactions. They recently bought a massive shopping center with office block in distressed situation from Blackstone in Germany...

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Nov 8, 2018

Can second this. They just bought Itis shopping centre in Helsinki from a somewhat distressed seller Wereldhave. Decent ticket size at $500m.

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Feb 26, 2018

When I did it, it was only 2 hours.

Feb 26, 2018

Was this an analyst or associate position? Can you share any details about test and the process?

Feb 26, 2018

Anyone have insights on MSREI? I have an upcoming first-round phone call for an analyst position. Seems like they've been making a pretty big comeback recently

Feb 27, 2018

They are for sure doing better now but for those of us that were around last cycle they literally were the largest losing REPE firm of all time. It's ironic if you think about it because that is exact same time that firms like Blackstone made the most money.

Just google it and a seeking alpha article about MSREF will pop up.

Feb 27, 2018

Cant go wrong w MS.

I was in their power group few years ago. PM me for info on culture

Feb 27, 2018

Seems pretty simple to me. Do you want to live in NYC or SF?

e: shit this is a year old

Feb 27, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

I am interviewing with the Asset Management group in the Real Estate department.

Feb 27, 2018

I can't answer your first question but I can attempt an answer at your second. MS REI analysts still get strong exit opportunities. The group's reputation has certainly fallen from an overall investment track-record perspective, and they have had a tough time with their limited partners. At the same time, there are not many established real estate private equity firms that hire at the analyst level--MSREF is maybe one of three truly reputable REPE analyst programs. Other RE PE firms don't hold MSREF's investment missteps against the analysts, so for exit opportunities I think it's actually a great place to start.

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Nov 6, 2018

What are the "three truly reputable REPE analyst programs"?

Feb 18, 2019