I will be interning at a REPE fund doing acquisitions this summer as a sophomore. I've been attempting to research where my next steps should be, whether it's staying at the firm for FT or going to the "best" opportunity.
Investment Banking and Consulting has unofficial tiers that make it helpful in deciding what are the best opportunities to pursue, but it seems that Real Estate doesn't have such a ranking.
What are some of the ways to determine the quality and opportunities of a fund? Brand-name firm, AUM, 5-year fundraising total, deal flow?
Also, how would you classify the following firms in terms of tiers and opportunities?
I picked these firms because it seems like they are the top REPE firms that hire summer analysts. Are there other firms that belong on this list too?