Transition from Private Equity Real Estate (REPE) Acquisitions/Asset Management to Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB)

I know a lot of people who work in Real Estate Investment Banking make the transition into an acquisitions role at a REIT or REPE type firm very easily and smoothly....However, I am curious, how likely and difficult would it be from doing the opposite (REPE ---> REIB). I am on the younger side, low/mid 20s, and have been doing acquisitions work at a REPE with north of $9B AUM. Is it possible to make the transition into a REIB analyst role??? And yes I understand work load, skillset, etc etc are a much higher level in most cases at a REIB.

Curious if anyone has made the transition??? Or if they believe that it ever even happens.....

Comments (6)

Mar 20, 2019

Why do you want to go to banking? Seems like you have a good acquisitions job.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

Mar 21, 2019

True, not sure if this is what I want to do yet just curious if its even possible

Mar 20, 2019

why would you want to start over as analyst? at least go for associate level

Mar 21, 2019

Well yea either way I am curious of the likelihood of making the transition

Mar 21, 2019

What even is REIB?

Isn't every brokerage that does investment sales / capital markets doing REIB?

Mar 22, 2019
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