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May 13, 2019

Bump - curious to hear from folks on this as well

May 14, 2019

"Better" is subjective. Corporate is generally more prestigious (don't make life decisions based on prestige) and pays better in the short term. Long term, the one that pays better will be the one you're better at AND can stand doing for the next 40 years.

I generally feel like the median senior corporate PE professional makes more than the median senior REPE professional, but that the entry-level REPE analyst/associate has a much better chance of ending up in a senior REPE position than the entry-level vanilla LBO associate has of ending up in a senior PE position. Having worked in both, the RE guy also seems to have a better lifestyle, but YMMV.

As with anything, at the very top it's a moot point; no one looks down on Jon Gray for choosing REPE.

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May 15, 2019