Non-Typical Profile for REPE? WSO Guides for REPE
Dear Fellow Monkeys,
I wanted to reach out for advice/insights/guidance on career paths to REPE.
I've been 2+ years at a RE boutique family office underwriting CRE senior/subordinate loans and some hybrid debt/preferred equity transactions, with increasing exposure to origination/deal structure work. The work itself is fun especially with more players getting into bridge debt space but it offers very limited growth progression/potential due to the size of the firm and how it's been operated so I'm currently looking for exit opportunities.
Also, I wanted to point out that I'm international so H1b sponsorship is neccessary. Had some convos with RE/financial recruiters - feedback is always I'd have a better shot at big banks/institutional players that are more likely to sponsor international candidates.
Any advice/insights on potential paths to REPE given my non-typical PE profile/background would be appreciated.
Let me know if you would recommend using WSO PE Guide to prep Real Estate PE firms. I'm committed to putting hours and hard work so would really appreciate any guidance.