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  2. Hi All, I'm at a bit of a crossroads. My long-term goal is to work my way up at a top-tier PERE50 firm (something along the lines of Carlyle, Starwood, or Brookfield) and am wondering which of these 2 offers would give me the best prospect at breakin ...

    +4 54 comments11 Oct 2018 -

  3. I received an offer letter for a Financial Analyst position yesterday located in the company's corporate office. Currently I am working onsite as a leasing agent. The promotion would be an internal transfer which is rare considering I only have 1 yea ...

    +4 29 comments28 Jan 2019 -

  4. I've had a couple of people PM me about what I do in REIT acquisitions and what the deal process looks like. I figured I'd post this for people's future reference. I work at a fairly large REIT (>$10billion AUM) so this process may be di ...

    +89 134 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  5. @WallStreetOasis.com has been invaluable to me since I decided 5 years ago to make a career change into commercial real estate (from non finance) so its my turn to give back. I hope my story can help some people. Background Extreme non-target school (unde ...

    +19 17 comments22 Jul 2019 -

  6. Worst Interview experience?

    Job Search Advice

    Bombed an interview. Want to read stories to make myself laugh/fee better phone interview analyst real estate ...

    +1 234 comments30 Mar 2018 -

  7. Hi, I have a partner interview with a large commerical real estate firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into what type of questions I should expect and how to best answer them. I've been told questions will be mostly fit questions. Any ...

    +8 63 comments15 Jan 2018 -

  8. WSO has provided me tons of valuable information over the years and helped me break into real estate a few years ago. Now it's time to pay it forward. I am going to be 100% full disclosure on everything (except compensation). I work as an acquisition ...

    +9 62 comments29 Mar 2016 -

  9. I graduated over the summer from a top 25 school, and recently moved to New York. I have two solid acquisitions internships on my resume, and a pretty solid GPA. I've been searching for a job over the past few months, but nothing has worked out so fa ...

    +2 27 comments15 Dec 2017 -

  10. little background on myself...-graduated from reputable school-currently analyst at a massive corporation's Corp. RE department where I do project budgeting, handle project financials, etc (no specific modeling). basically a financial analyst for pro ...

    +1 71 comments22 Jun 2016 -

  11. Help! Should I Quit?

    Real Estate

    I am a frequent poster but using a throw away account to remain anonymous Here's my story... I graduated last year with 3.2 Cumulative GPA, 3.7 Finance GPA and also a honor in economics from a non-target and no job lined up to pay bills. I actually d ...

    34 comments20 Apr 2016 -

  12. Hi all, I was just wondering what discount rate you would use if you were running a DCF for a property. And how would you get this discount rate? Thanks in advance! analyst real estate ...

    44 comments20 Oct 2015 -

  13. Hey Guys, Where do you see real estate developer fees at these days? I've been underwriting deals based on 4% of Hard Cost+Soft Cost. Should there be an acquisition fee on top of this for the developer for "putting the deal together"? Typic ...

    +2 25 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  14. Hi all, So I tried to find amortization tables on the web for real estate but most of them do not account for loan curtailment (early prepayment) so I was wondering if anyone could provide guidance on how a proper one is made. Also, in terms of amortizati ...

    +2 27 comments4 Apr 2018 -

  15. Hi, has anyone done a super day with JBG Smith in an RE acquisitions role? Just like to know what I can expect in terms of the interviews. More specifically: 1.) What kind of stuff do they like to ask in the behavorial interviews? (I'd like to know w ...

    +3 13 comments26 Jan 2019 -

  16. I've gotten this one in a few interviews and because of my limited real estate experience I think I have been getting it off. Last time I said highest would be shopping center (22%-25% IRR)because you dictate the tenant mix which will help your clien ...

    +1 29 comments23 Jun 2015 -

  17. I am currently going on my 3rd-Year as an analyst for a debt side lender (Almost to year 2 at my current company), however, I keep getting plastered by recruiters who only want me for their analyst positions and we have had two other younger analysts move ...

    +3 14 comments4 Jun 2018 -

  18. Has anyone had experience with interviewing for Eastdil's equity sales group? This is for the analyst position in a major metro. From what I've seen, it seems that you are interviewed with everyone in the sales group with fit questions, braintea ...

    31 comments18 Aug 2016 -

  19. I have an interview with this company for an analyst position. Does anyone have any insight on the interview process? mortgage backed securities Mortgage analyst real estate analyst real estate job 1st interview ...

    +2 20 comments22 Sep 2017 -

  20. Hello All, I am exploring next steps for my career and would love to get this community's advice on what would make sense for me if I wanted to work more directly in real estate. I currently am a 2nd year analyst at a top non-MBB consulting firm, and ...

    +1 29 comments15 Feb 2016 -

  21. Hi guys, I am a first year analyst/controller in European PERE fund. I got the full-time offer after completing a 6 month internship in acquisitions but I am now working in asset management /project dev. Most of my coworkers are much older than me and I w ...

    +2 15 comments8 Jan 2018 -

  22. I'm an auditor in London who is about to qualify and I want to move into a PERE role. I understand that audit has limited relevance to PE as a general rule, so I've looked at internal roles at my current employer that I can transition across to ...

    +2 13 comments14 Oct 2018 -

  23. Hi guys, I know this has been generally discussed and that most major RE companies don't stick to a set recruitment cycle as an industry like IB does. My interests in RE lie mostly in debt/equity capital markets and currently looking at shops like HF ...

    +4 13 comments30 Jul 2018 -

  24. Can someone list and explain some commercial real estate valuation methods (ex. relative values) I would appreciate the help. analyst real estate Strategic Value Partners Related Companies 3-Sigma Value Investment Management Salary Yes Yes 301571 226405 3 ...

    38 comments23 Apr 2016 -

  25. Hi all, Wanted to see if anyone had feedback on this firm at the analyst level on the investments side. 1. Culture 2. Comp 3. Exit opps 4. Other info Any help would be greatly appreciated! I know they are a decent sized real estate firm; not sure if they ...

    +3 25 comments1 Feb 2017 -

  26. Currently I work in corp M&A for a large public strategic ($20B+). Just spoke with a recruiter about an opening with Baird's RE IB team in DC. I'm interested in DC because I have strong family ties to the area and my girlfriend is potentiall ...

    +2 8 comments20 Sep 2019 - 1st Year Analyst in Corporate Development

  27. Hello all, I'm an avid reader of WSO and this is my first post. I have currently accepted a position at a top CRE firm in their multifamily capital markets group as a debt analyst and will be working with Fannie, Freddie, FHA, etc. mortgage products ...

    +3 14 comments10 Jan 2018 -

  28. Hi All, I'm relatively new to this community, but I've been browsing for years. I guess the short version of my question is: Is the transition from Asset Management to Acquisitions difficult enough that I'd be better off waiting until some ...

    19 comments9 Mar 2016 -

  29. Hi WSO, I am hunting for a good real estate capital markets job in Atlanta. Preferably not investment banking as I don't like the hours. I work as an Analyst in the Transaction Real Estate group of EY in New York. I worked in real estate investment b ...

    20 comments14 Nov 2015 -

  30. Is now a good time to invest in residential real estate in major markets? (SF, LA, NYC, Chicago, etc.) If and when interest rates rise, how will it impact housing prices and rents? REITS and PE shops seem to be investing right now, are they at risk? How m ...

    +2 15 comments13 Sep 2016 -

  31. I'm currently working in CRE finance but plan on getting into development eventually. I want to learn some basic construction concepts to have a talking point other than just financing, so I'm thinking about taking some sort of construction mana ...

    +3 20 comments25 Jun 2015 -

  32. Does anyone have any info on Ladder Capital? culture/salary/reputation etc analyst real estate CMBS reis Securitization ...

    +1 19 comments3 Jul 2015 -

  33. Hello WSO, I am at a crossroads right now and would appreciate a bit of information/guidance/anything. I graduated in 2012 with my B.Arch(professional bachelor in architecture) and then went on to work for 2 years as a junior designer. I am back in grad s ...

    18 comments19 Oct 2015 -

  34. Hi, I'm a rising senior at an elite liberal arts college (think Williams, Pomona) with a STEM major. I worked in a merchant banking group at a family office this summer, and am looking to take my buy-side experience to REPE, development, owner-operat ...

    +4 10 comments29 Aug 2018 -

  35. Hey guys really need your help here, I graduate this May and I am in a bit of a conondrum. I currently work as an analyst for a real estate broker (think Marcus & Millichap, Harry S. Miller, Sperry Van Ness) where I have received a full-time offer, pa ...

    16 comments22 Mar 2016 -

  36. I'm two years out of Undergrad and have two offers on the table. I have an analyst position offering with a well established REIT, I would do some acquisitions but more Asset Management. I also have an offer with a small 3 person REPE shop that is li ...

    18 comments9 Apr 2015 -

  37. Just as a quick market test- would anyone here be interested in / benefit from / participate in a type of deal board for each other? I think its safe to say that we all aspire to become top producers and would only benefit from bringing in more production ...

    +1 17 comments25 Jun 2015 -

  38. I'm nearly finished with a 2-year analyst development program for the CRE group at a bank. I've been getting contacted for interviews via linkedin and the like for smaller RE Investment firms... for an acquisitions type role (more of an overall ...

    17 comments2 Jun 2015 -

  39. Hey guys, very new to posting on this site. I have an upcoming 1st round interview for an Analyst position within Blackstone's Real Estate Asset Management group, and I'm wondering if anyone with past experience has any tips on how to stick out ...

    +1 12 comments15 Aug 2017 -

  40. Hello Monkeys, So over the last few weeks I have been trying to really dig into real estate investing by going through deals and trying to figure out what makes a good investor and a good deal.. and I think I have noticed that it is mainly an investor ...

    +1 15 comments19 Nov 2015 -

  41. Hello fellow monkeys, Out of curiosity, which one are the best RE funds in Europe at the moment? And also, what special situations/ NPL funds are there in Europe? I was thinking along the lines of BX RE Debt, Cerberus but not many other names come to mind ...

    +3 10 comments5 Apr 2018 -

  42. Hi guys!! Been lurking and now posting. Berkeley grad here at a BB anaylst and have an offer from a large REPE firm that makes investments in a range of assets (multifamily, industrials, commercial, hotel, healthcare). I went through the interview and com ...

    15 comments10 Jul 2015 -

  43. In need of a little career advice!! I'm currently enrolled in a Master in Finance program at a regional target. I just recently accepted an internship in acquisitions for the Spring semester at a real estate private equity group with about $1 billion ...

    16 comments24 Nov 2014 -

  44. I've received a lot of PMs over the months about how I switched from Big 4 audit to REIT acquisitions. Here is the path I took and some suggestions for those who are trying to make the switch. I welcome other RE veterans to post their suggestions as ...

    +12 12 comments5 Jan 2016 -

  45. Hi All, I had a few questions on REIT valuation that I was hoping someone who works in a Real Estate IB group could help answer. I appreciate your help in advance! How often is a DCF used? If so, do you build out a full REIT Operating Model and then get t ...

    13 comments17 Sep 2015 -

  46. I currently work as financial analyst at a residential construction firm that also do some multifamily, mixed-use development. I create budgets for constructions, also run pro-forma financial models (Excel, not Argus) for all development projects. After l ...

    13 comments20 Aug 2015 -

  47. I've had this discussion with several people and always find their answers interesting. Which cities do you consider to be "gateway markets"? I think the CRE community has unanimously decided that NYC, SF, and DC are gateway markets; but th ...

    15 comments13 Dec 2013 -

  48. ................................................................................................................. analyst real estate ...

    11 comments10 May 2018 -

  49. Hey guys, I have two full time offers and was wondering which presents better exit opportunities regarding business school and future positions. One is a smaller real estate investment firm with about $6B in assets that does mostly military/student housin ...

    13 comments30 Apr 2015 -

  50. Have an interview coming up with a brokerage (CBRE / JLL / Cushman / HFF / Avison Young / Cassidy) for an analyst position in the investment sales group. Does anyone have any advice for these interviews? I know I will need to know / understand valuation. ...

    13 comments7 Apr 2015 -

  51. I am a college senior who was recently given an offer to work as an Acquisitions analyst at a ~$5B REPE firm in NYC. I was told the comp will be "market" and don't have much experience with the RE industry/RE forums so I am not sure what ma ...

    +2 8 comments24 Aug 2018 -

  52. Is a 3.5+ generally good for real estate (acquisitions, development, Asset Management, originations) or are people looking for higher GPAs? analyst real estate ...

    12 comments14 Aug 2015 -

  53. Alright ladies and gents- I've spent the past year trying to figure out my plan, as I'm sure many of you have done. Looking for some guidance as I'm on the fence. I'm focused on spending the next several years in transactions. There ar ...

    11 comments15 Feb 2016 -

  54. Hi- I got approached by a recruiter for an opportunity with a special servicer's loan work out team and I wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts regarding exit opportunities. The job responsibilities include underwriting cmbs loans for b-piece acq ...

    +1 11 comments1 Sep 2015 -

  55. The REIT I work at (Gladstone Commercial, NASDAQ: GOOD) is hiring for an acquisitions analyst at our DC office. Feel free to PM me your resume if you are interested. The candidate needs to have at lease 1-2 years experience, preferably in RE but willing t ...

    10 comments5 Apr 2016 -

  56. Hello- I have been offered an interview to a top tier investment sales oriented brokerage firm (think Eastdil, HFF, M&M). The position is an analyst opening to support a team, but I do not know the asset type they sell. I graduated from a non-target s ...

    10 comments16 Mar 2016 -

  57. Hi, I am very interested in real estate acqusition/development/management and managed to get an internship in my first year of University at a bank with a pretty expensive and growing portfolio. I already ordered a book that discusses acquisition and deve ...

    10 comments17 Feb 2016 -

  58. Walker & Dunlop

    Real Estate

    Looking for some feedback on Walker & Dunlop. I used the search function and was unsuccessful. What do you guys know about their multifamily finance team? What caliber of deals are these guys working on? I understand that most of the deals they put to ...

    9 comments7 Jul 2016 -

  59. Anyone familiar with the real-estate firm called Greysteel? and if so does anyone have any insight into the multifamily analyst position? salary, job duties, how relevant is this to a REIT? or a real estate investment job? analyst real estate No Yes 28720 ...

    10 comments19 Dec 2014 -

  60. Background: studied finance at a non-target school in a metropolitan city in Canada. Parents had a few properties which I managed (I guess you could say I was the property manager at the time). I interned at the government for a summer doing billings (a/p ...

    +1 8 comments19 Mar 2017 -

  61. Hi everyone! Are there any books or resources you would recommend for an introduction to real estate debt investing? It seems to be a pretty niche space, so any suggestions would be really appreciated analyst real estate No Yes 293425 317507 443279 378227 ...

    +3 10 comments23 May 2014 -

  62. Hi guys, I was just hoping, if you had a minute, if you could please provide some guidance on how best, to prepare for a summer analyst interview in a bulge bracket real estate investing group- especially from the technical side. Also, should I be aware o ...

    +1 10 comments30 Jan 2014 -

  63. I am working for a Real Estate developer and do financial analysis and other projects. I, however, do not use Argus in the office. I have taken courses on how to use it and understand the program but I do not have day to day experience with it. The roles ...

    9 comments30 Jul 2015 -

  64. Save my Resume

    Resume Advice

    *Edit: Made some slight changes* Any help/criticism/opinions on this would be appreciated. I'm having difficulty making it seem more results oriented mostly because I didn't add too much value at my previous places of employment (not much to do) ...

    9 comments13 Feb 2015 -

  65. Hey everyone, I was wondering if there are any ways to find current average mortgage origination spread for balance sheet loans and CMBS loans (different spreads for different risk categories would be excellent) Thanks CMBS analyst real estate commercial ...

    9 comments19 Jan 2015 -

  66. Hey all, I have a bit of a winding career path that started in BB operations which I was looking to get out of before I even started. I ended up working for a developer basically by accident. For some incredible reason, they hadn't ran an operating b ...

    +2 6 comments23 Aug 2018 -

  67. Question: Working on a deal now. Discount Rate: 7% Unlevered IRR: 10% Levered IRR 19% Does this make sense logically, shouldn't Discount Rate and Unlevered IRR be pretty much the same? analyst real estate No Yes 83252 217366 244252 124917 393105 ...

    9 comments22 Apr 2014 -

  68. Hello, I have an interview as an analyst coming up with CIM Group and I was told there would be an excel test during the interview. I will have an MS Finance in about a week, so I have experience with financial modeling but I am a little concerned as we d ...

    +1 5 comments26 Apr 2019 -

  69. I've been considering a career switch into REIT /REPEs acquisitions, and from what I've seen on this forum and site so far there's a ton of really good advice here regarding learning modeling, RE fundamentals, and networking with RE profess ...

    +1 7 comments6 Feb 2017 -

  70. I'm interested in hearing what this group has to say about the best exit opportunities for leasing brokers, based largely on personality characteristics that most frequently produce the most successful brokers. In other words, what next level of real ...

    8 comments15 Jul 2014 -

  71. PM me analyst real estate No Yes 168127 226115 226446 405215 410580 ...

    8 comments24 Jun 2014 -

  72. I have an interview coming up with CCRE (Cantor Commercial Real Estate- LA office) for an analyst position this Friday. Having no prior background to the RE industry (interned for a mm ib firm in NY last year for 8 months, now working as an analyst with a ...

    8 comments17 Feb 2014 -

  73. Quick Info: Current Sophomore @ semi-target in TX. Majoring in RE. Previously interned at a small investment sales boutique that is approx. 10-12 senior brokers and 12-15 analysts in West Coast/SoCal area. After I interned coming out of my Freshman Yr, I ...

    +1 6 comments24 Sep 2017 -

  74. Can someone briefly explain the difference between a REPE firm and a REIM firm? In many cases I see the same company on top PE and top investment management firms lists (PREI, clarion, etc). I assumed these two firms and others like them are investment ma ...

    +1 7 comments30 Apr 2015 -

  75. ---ffsa

    Real Estate

    ---- Deutsche Bank lazard CMBS analyst real estate REIT REPE ...

    7 comments5 Feb 2015 -

  76. Fairly new monkey here looking for some insight. I have an informational interview with a VP next week from a top RE development company. I've really looking forward to speaking to one of the team members to get some insight about the industry and ho ...

    7 comments20 Jun 2014 -

  77. This summer I'm working at a real estate Asset Management firm as a summer analyst. Up until now I've only been working in biotech IB and don't know much about the real estate side of finance. What are some books everyone could recommend so ...

    6 comments18 May 2016 -

  78. Just a bit of background...Currently in an investment sales role at a big brokerage house (think CBRE, JLL, Cushman) primarily focused on private capital (we sell assets between $2-$25 million). Looking to make a big transition in the next few years to a ...

    6 comments24 Jan 2016 -

  79. Excuse my ignorance here, but are there entry level/junior roles at brokerage firms that are closer to deal advisory than straight up brokerage? I don't have interest in being a broker and I am wondering if I should eliminate these types of firms fro ...

    +1 4 comments5 Jun 2019 -

  80. Hi guys, I'm at an ivy league, and I've come to realize that corporate finance really isn't for me. I interned at a top boutique RE IB /investment sales shop and realized that RE acquisitions is where I want to be. Where should I start? I&# ...

    6 comments14 Aug 2015 -

  81. Basic excel question but I am stumped- I'm not sure if I am having a brain fart (plus i've been in the office for 14 hours at this point) Assuming a 65% LTC how do I tie in the expense of the loan when it is based on the overall expense of the p ...

    6 comments17 Jun 2015 -

  82. Hey. This is my first post after browsing and gleaning a huge amount of info from you guys. I am looking for advice here. My current position is, I have just graduated with a 3.8 with degrees in finance and real estate from Florida State University. I hav ...

    +1 4 comments9 May 2019 -

  83. Hi, I am quite new to the forum, but was wondering if anyone could offer some commentary/flavor on a job I will be interviewing for. I was wondering what separates syndicate groups from LevFin or dcm.. Or is syndicate and dcm one in the same? Thank you fo ...

    +1 5 comments21 Jul 2017 -

  84. Hey Everyone- I've been a long time browser on WSO and this is my first post. I'm currently a second year AM analyst a top REPE firm in NYC. I'm starting to look for new opportunities because my interest lies in a different field. Asset Man ...

    6 comments8 Oct 2014 -

  85. Hi everyone, I'm an analyst at a RE debt fund- I've been in this role for almost a year now (straight out of school). I haven't really been proactive in building relationships with people in the industry but would like to start doing so for ...

    +1 4 comments27 Feb 2019 -

  86. What's up y'all, I'm currently on my 12th month at an analyst position that is deemed to be an 18-24 month commitment. After that time, it is assumed you would try to become a Manager in the department or transition into underwriting. The s ...

    +1 4 comments8 Dec 2018 -

  87. Could anyone provide some insight on Crow Holdings Capital in Dallas, TX? They seem like a pretty strong REPE firm that focuses on all asset classes throughout the US. Would this be a solid analyst position? analyst real estate ...

    +1 5 comments27 Oct 2015 -

  88. Hello, I've been a long time reader of WSO and appreciate the amazing insight that everyone provides. I'm contemplating transitioning to CRE PE from corporate FP&A and have 3 questions (ok maybe 6): 1) What is the difference (if any) between ...

    5 comments28 Mar 2015 -

  89. d analyst real estate No No ...

    5 comments1 Feb 2015 -

  90. Hey all, Was just interested in WSO's take on what sorts of opportunities might be available at a job described as this. What way is there to spin an internship like this for IBD? "The team provides cost estimation, budget, change control and sc ...

    5 comments29 Apr 2014 -

  91. Retail's Doing Gucci

    Real Estate

    Insert overly-dramatic quote by WSJ about the death of retail and how no one wil ever step foot in a grocery or department store ever again. Now that we have that out of the way, we can focus on something more tangible. We all know that retail is changing ...

    4 comments11 Jul 2017 -

  92. Travel Advice?

    Investment Banking

    Hi All, I recently graduated from my University in December and I have accepted an investment banking offer with a start date of July 2017 with the new analyst class. From now until then I am planning to travel a bit while I have some free time before I s ...

    4 comments13 Jan 2017 -

  93. This question came up in another post. I thought a simple overview of the different lease structures would be beneficial to future RE monkeys. The three basic types of leases are: Gross Modified Gross Net (single, double, triple, and absolute net) Gross o ...

    +5 4 comments6 Apr 2016 -

  94. 1st job mba analyst real estate china real estate development ...

    4 comments12 May 2016 -

  95. Hey All, I accepted a job offer for an analyst position at a well-established real estate investment firm based out of London. They have offices all over the world, but I will be working from San Francisco. I would say the office dress code is somewhere b ...

    4 comments5 Oct 2015 -

  96. Hi Guys, I had a question on acquisition modeling. So when I have an annual model and try to convert it into a quarterly model, I am not getting the same number in annual rents. For example, say I have a annual rent of $1200 and monthly rent of $100. If m ...

    4 comments28 Sep 2015 -

  97. Atlas Capital

    Real Estate

    Anyone have intel on this NYC group? Who are their money partners? Reputation in market? Office dynamics? Thanks. analyst real estate ...

    4 comments12 Aug 2015 -

  98. I'm a plebian so there's no chance I'll be getting into IB right off the bat. I am dropping out of law school, though not because my grades are bad so that helps a bit. (top 15% or so but at a tier 2) I found a real-estate investment analys ...

    4 comments21 Jul 2015 -

  99. hi all, long time member but very occasional poster. so i am definitely in the minority here in that i didn't go to an excellent school, don't have incredible internship/work experience and i am just generally not up to snuff as it relates to mo ...

    4 comments16 Jul 2015 -

  100. I just got an offer from a really small shop, 3 bankers, who cover the Lodging/Equity Reits/ Mortgage Reits space. They do pre-ipo advisory, M&A, capital raising, etc. The bankers backgrounds are from MS, JPM, Lehman, CB Richard Ellis, etc. Should I s ...

    4 comments29 Dec 2014 -

  101. Anyone have any experience of interviews with LIM? They've said it is a 2:1 competency interview, I know sometimes this sort of brief isn't kept to. Should I expect some technical questions as well? Information seems to be quite sparse, if anyon ...

    4 comments22 Dec 2014 -

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