Hi all - this is just based on observation - but for some reason I am seeing a ton of real estate focused analyst / associate positions pop up in various buy side shops.
Wondering if anyone has a perspective on what's going on in the CRE markets (assuming that's the important RE segment) that is driving all this hiring? Is it just because these firms fired a lot during the downturn and are hiring again? Or, is it an increase in redeployed capital in the space because the marked down assets are being put up for sale?
Or, am I just off, and is CRE / RE not really taking off?
Would be interesting to get varied thoughts.