Moving from Commercial Real Estate to the corporate side (Valuations)

Hi all,

A little background on me, I worked in Investment Research (macro research on discretionary portfolios) for a large PWM firm for a little over a year after interning there as well. I made the switch to CRE for asset level exposure. I work for a large brokerage now in the Valuation and Advisory department (6 months). Honestly it just isn't what I expected it to be and while there is no shortage to the work I am just not enjoying a large portion of it. There is much more qualitative work involved than quantitative which I was not expecting. I do spend some time financial modeling (lesser percentage of my time) through DCF's and Operating statement analysis, but it is not overall that complex and I would like to make a switch to the corporate side.

I would like to move into business valuation and am looking at programs with A/M, Stout, and a few other T2+ consulting firms. Would you guys see this skill set transferable to business side? I understand that I would essentially have to lateral, which is ok with me as I only graduated a year and a half ago. I have also completed level 1 of the CFA and am looking to sit for level 2 this July.

If anyone that works/worked in business val give some feedback that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Comments (2)

Dec 12, 2018

Forex Swings, shame nobody has responded. Maybe one of these topics will help:

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You're welcome.

Dec 17, 2018