RE PE vs MBB - More opportunities for exits

Hey,

I've currently got an offer from a MBB (BCG) in Germany and a BB RE PE offer in London lined up. I have to decide between both of them and my goal is to join a HF/PE firm which is not necessarily focused on Real Estate, but more on distressed/ l/s or something similar. Which one offers more opportunities for these exits?

Thanks in advanced.

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Mar 11, 2012 - 6:40pm

The RE PE sounds an awful lot like BX. What do you think will give you more credibility in the finance world?

I'm talking about liquid. Rich enough to have your own jet. Rich enough not to waste time. Fifty, a hundred million dollars, buddy. A player. Or nothing.

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Mar 12, 2012 - 10:32am

Does this BB RE PE also make traditional PE investments across other sectors as part of other funds they've raised? If it indeed is a place like BX, I imagine it would be hard but not impossible to transition to traditional PE a couple years down the line. However, if its a pure REPE firm, your concerns are legitimate and as attractive as it may sound, the fact that you're on the real estate buyside will pigeonhole you (I saw people in real estate IBD get pigeonholed and not be considered for any non-real estate exit opps, and I know for a fact things get even worse once you're on the buyside). I'd go with the BCG gig.

 
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:38pm

Well it also holds traditional PE but its not at all big in that. Which was my main concern. I eventually decided to go with the BCG gig as well but nonetheless thanks guys appreciate the input. Though ... luxury problems at its finest.

 
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:39pm

RE Private Equity vs MBB (Originally Posted: 03/11/2012)

Hey,

I've currently got an offer from a MBB (BCG) in Germany and a BB RE PE offer in London lined up. I have to decide between both of them and my goal is to join a HF/PE firm which is not necessarily focused on Real Estate, but more on distressed/ l/s or something similar. Which one offers more opportunities for these exits?

Thanks in advanced.

 
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:40pm

I don't think making 3 topics will help you answer that question any quicker.

If your end goal is PE, it would make sense to cut out all the bs in between and just go there and leverage your skillset for a HF/PE gig. You would have to find a PE/HF that prefers consultants to bankers and an MBA might need to be thrown into the equation.

 
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:41pm

real estate PE or top 10 consulting? (Originally Posted: 10/13/2010)

hey guys - ive been debating between a PE firm specialized in real estate and a top 10 (not MBB/not management consulting) consulting firm.

PE upside: much hands on responsibility; little office politics;
downside: small name recognition, learning may be limited to real estate

consulting upside: more name recognition for future opportunities/B schools
downsides: more office politics; learning may be limited to one aspect of diverse clients

i'm mostly concerned about learning/skills building + exist opportunities. please share your insights!

 
Mar 12, 2012 - 1:42pm

You have offers from both?

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