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  2. REPE failed drug test

    So, it's that time of year, excited and highly qualified future SAs receive the worst news imaginable: you failed your drug test and we can no longer offer you employment. Unfortunately, I am one of you. The most qualified of candidates who also happ ...

    85 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 13 2018 - 7:20pm -

  3. Starting your own Fund/Firm

    So, this is something I haven't seen discussed on the site before in detail, only tangentially. Has anyone on here gone through the process of (or is knowledgeable about) starting your own real estate investment fund in detail? Obviously, things like ...

    156 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jan 10 2018 - 1:56pm -

  4. Best Property Type

    Now I know this is a question that does not necessarily have a correct answer however I would be curious to hear what everyone thinks is the "best" property type. Assuming you can only develop an expertise in one property type and that will be y ...

    73 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 25 2018 - 9:37am -

  5. How to Convince My Boss to Include Excel Modeling Into the Job?

    What's up everyone, first time post here. So to summarize, I currently work at a large real estate firm and work as an analyst in their multifamily department. My job mainly entails managing a large portfolio of mortgage loans and monitoring/reportin ...

    31 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:40pm -

  6. Real Estate "Investment Banking"

    Hello all, I'm curious about what Real Estate "Investment Banking" might be all about. I use quotations because I do not know if this is actual investment banking. I work at one of the 3 brokerage houses as a MF capital markets analyst and ...

    34 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 26 2018 - 11:52pm -

  7. Future of Industrial Real Estate? Who are the next big tenants?

    I've been reading numerous articles on how hot the Industrial Sector is right now. Across the board, industrial property vacancy is pretty much at its lowest in history. It looks like most of this demand for warehouse space is driven by 1) E-commerce ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 10 2018 - 1:51am -

  8. **What would you do**

    What would you guys do if you were in my situation? I'm currently working for CBRE/NKF/CW in my home state, but just got done with my final interview in NY for another position at another firm. I have always wanted to move to NY after graduation and ...

    14 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 22 2019 - 11:00am -

  9. Best Real Estate Modeling course? REFM? BIWS? WSP?

    This is my first post to WSO so I hope I'm doing this correctly. Here's a little about myself... Job: 1 year doing corporate finance at Top 3 Bulge Bracket bank Undergrad: (Mid-Atlantic) Non-Target- Penn State, Maryland, UNC Major GPA: 3.7+ Inte ...

    117 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  10. What would you do with 100 mil?

    In another thread, a poster brought up an acquisition interview question (predominately for REPE) and I thought it would spark some good discussions here: If I gave you $100 million, where would you invest it and why? For the sake of this argument, lets s ...

    76 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2015 - 4:04am -

  11. Appraisal/Valuation exit opportunities

    What opportunities would one have after gaining a year of CRE appraisal experience at a well known appraisal firm? commercial real estate Salary ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:36pm -

  12. Where do you think we are in the cycle?

    I would love to hear different people's opinions on this topic. I have talked with several different people recently and many seem to think we are approaching the end of this cycle (maybe less than 12 months until a pullback). The markets are flooded ...

    56 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2015 - 2:00pm -

  13. Wells Fargo Summer Financial Analyst CRE Division 2019

    Hey has anyone heard back with an offer? Just finished up super day last week and am still waiting to hear. If you did receive an offer, how long after your super day did you get it? Thanks! commercial real estate Wells Fargo summer analyst ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 30 2018 - 8:34pm -

  14. What are some recommended commercial real estate news websites and blogs?

    What are some recommended commercial real estate news websites and blogs that you read on a daily basis? Thanks commercial real estate Salary ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:14pm -

  15. Non-Target-> MSRE

    Hi all, I've been an avid reader of WSO for easily 2 or 3 years now. With that said, I haven't posted before as I can generally find whatever info I am seeking by looking at previously posted threads etc. I have a more specific question that I&# ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 8 2019 - 4:22pm -

  16. Tenant Rep vs. Investment Sales

    Hi all, I've so enjoyed reading everything here about working in CRE. I've recently had interviews with both CBRE and C&W and have been fortunate enough to be offered an entry level broker-in-training position at each. The CB job is in inves ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2017 - 11:25pm -

  17. Starwood Capital Group- Interviews

    Monkeys, curious to know if anyone has some insight on the interviews (first/second/third rounds) at Starwood Capital for an Acquisitions Analyst position (OCI drop) The search function didn't help much so here goes another shot of trying to squeeze ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  18. Real Estate Private Equity Recruiters- Who to Use?

    Hey Monkeys, I have been working on the acquisitions side for a smaller ($10 million- $50 million transaction size) value-add CRE private equity firm in a secondary market for the last three years. I am now looking to make a lateral move to an Acquisition ...

    41 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  19. Found A CRE Broker Mentor

    HI WSO, I am a senior mechanical engineering student and I want to try my hand at CRE brokerage. I am a long time lurker and the biggest piece of advice I have found for newbies in an industry with a 70% failure rate is to find a mentor. I emailed everyon ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 11 2017 - 6:01pm -

  20. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

    Looking at a couple opportunities at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing Group. Can anyone provide any insight into the culture? Also entering as an analyst or associate in investment management do you work both on acquisitions and Asset Management or do ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:47pm -

  21. Unpaid Internship- How much is too much?

    Hey, Just some background information: I am interested in Commercial Real Estate career. Last September I landed an unpaid internship with a big commercial real estate firm. I was working with their brokers doing property pro formas/ database, lease abstr ...

    108 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 4 2014 - 5:36am -

  22. Lenders- how is your deal team structured?

    I work at a BB in a CRE group that does loan origination (senior lending, both balance sheet and CMBS) for multifamily assets. I'm curious how other banks organize their deal teams. We have a lot of people involved. Sometimes I wonder if other CRE gr ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2016 - 4:00am -

  23. 2 yr- 10 yr Treasury: Why does this indicate a recession?

    Fellow monkeys, I currently work in brokerage where our financing professionals are constantly preaching about the spread between the 2 yr and 10 yr treasuries (and have been for some time now). I understand that the yield curve inverting is supposed to i ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 3 2019 - 2:34pm -

  24. Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets Analyst-Compensation

    At a private equity style Commercial Real Estate debt fund. Business: CRE bridge lending and CMBS B piece investment. As a Capital Markets (Quantitative) Analyst, I do modeling to study fund level (both bridge lending and CMBS B piece investment) returns, ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 29 2018 - 2:34pm -

  25. LA or NYC Acquisitions

    If you had the same acquisitions analyst opportunity lined up in both NYC and LA, which would you take? Assume it is a huge company and you will have the same deal flow/exposure to different property types. Things to consider: lifestyle, comp, anything ot ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 23 2014 - 4:23am -

  26. Real Estate Career from Scratch

    Hello Monkeys, I have an interview Wednesday at a commercial mortgage banking firm for an Analyst position and I have no idea where to start in preparation for it. The firm has organized debt financing for retail centers, office buildings, industrial park ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2015 - 7:40am -

  27. Where are you now versus where you thought you would be?

    Like the title suggests, I'm curious to see what kind of path you had envisioned for yourself versus where you are now. I think it would be interesting to get some insight from the more seasoned guys, this way we can get an understanding for how spon ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 22 2015 - 4:00am -

  28. Weighing in on current opportunities

    To give a brief background, I am a recent graduate from a non-target in one of the top 5 major markets in the country. I currently work at a known brokerage performing as an investment sales intern creating OMs, underwriting, and research. I have two pote ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 12:03am -

  29. commission-based unpaid internship in commercial real estate?

    How much would an unpaid summer intern at a boutique commercial real estate brokerage firm located in NYC earn from bonus (commission)? Expecting to work about 10 weeks. Also, what are my options in other finance sectors after gaining experience in CRE? C ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 4 2016 - 8:11pm -

  30. CRE Development- Deal Making/Structuring

    What's the best way to break-into the deal-making/structuring side of CRE development, rather than the execution side? My background is in civil engineering, previously worked for a large top-10 general contractor, and currently working for a top-3 r ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 15 2017 - 4:00am -

  31. What would you buy if you could access $3mm in equity?

    I have a family friend who told me that he could capitalize deals for me to run for him and wanted to get people's thoughts on what they would buy at those levels. Everything seems to be super expensive now. Crappy apartment deals are selling at 5% c ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2015 - 1:08pm -

  32. Retail/Shopping Centers Underwriting

    Hey Guys, Long time reader here. This forum has been a great read so far. I have an interview coming up with an opportunistic fund focused on acquiring shopping centers. I'm looking to gain some general insight on shopping center intricacies. I am aw ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2015 - 1:26pm -

  33. Where are we at in the market- Revisited

    Just a few months ago I was posting some articles (link inside post) about key institutional players cashing out of certain investments and stacking some cash. In the last 60 days Wall St., big box retail, oil, etc have all taken a hit. Folks are making r ...

    19 comments - 4 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  34. Retail Lease?'s

    howdy folks. I'll get right to it. I am working on getting an internship with a RE retail investment group, they only have one office for one candidate and there is certainly some comp. I actually have been able to get a broker from CBRE to email a l ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 11 2017 - 11:49am -

  35. PERE Value-Added/Opportunistic = development?

    Hello Monkeys, I am relatively new to real estate and was hoping you could shed some light on the below questions I had. Thank you in advance! Are the acquisitions/investments made by value-added/opportunistic funds development focused? If so do investmen ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 2:19am -

  36. WSO NYC Commercial Real Estate Happy Hour/Meet Up

    I think RE Monkey spear headed a happy hour/meet up in the past so I just wanted to gauge peoples interest. Please respond if you would be interested in something late August/early September. commercial real estate ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 7 2015 - 2:27pm -

  37. Acquisition Guidance

    At my shop we have slowed the pace of our acquisitions to a bare minimum and our only acquisition targets are heavy value add/opportunistic. We are now almost exclusively focusing on new development opportunities in the multifamily space. The few guys who ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 4 2015 - 1:02am -

  38. Switch from Investment Banking to Commercial Real Estate?

    Is making the switch from an investment banking job to a commercial real estate job realistic/easy? I am a college student considering investment banking, however I think if i dislike investment banking I would pivot to commercial real estate. Is this som ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 14 2018 - 8:53pm -

  39. Goldman Sachs Realty Management vs. Big 4 Real Estate Transaction Advisory

    Hey All, I'm currently a senior at a senior at a semi-target school and am in the process of interviewing for both Goldman Sachs ' Realty Management Division and a Big 4 Real Estate Transaction Advisory Services team. I'm having a tough tim ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2014 - 2:43pm -

  40. When to Apply to Associate Roles

    Hey Everyone. This question is simply curiosity. At what age or amount of work experience is expected for one to start applying to associate roles? I have the feeling that around age 25 or after 3-4 solid years of experience is the prime range. Sometimes ...

    8 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:39pm -

  41. Is MBA required for Real Estate Finance? If yes, then does the location matter?

    Hello All, I have a 2 fold question. But let me tell about myself first. I am working for the Real Estate division of a well-known bank (one of the largest in this country). It is a senior analyst position for the Residential Real Estate division. But I w ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 20 2016 - 8:47pm -

  42. Student Housing (Private/Public and Large/Small)

    Who can name some players in the northeast? American Campus, Vesper Holdings, Core Campus, The Scion Group, Prime Property, MJW--- the more the better. Anyone ever done a student housing deal? Acquired, disposed, constructed, brokered? commercial real est ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 9:51pm -

  43. Commercial real estate vs IB

    If you were offered the opportunity to work at a Commercial real estate company like (JLL, CBRE...etc) as a senior analyst with a 50-60% increase on your current salary Vs. getting the opportunity to work at the Investment Banking Team within a major regi ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2015 - 2:31pm -

  44. Summer Valuations Intern CRE?

    I just got an offer from a large CRE (think JLL, CBRE, Cushman). for its Valuations dep. What can I expect to be working and how and what should I prep for? I bought some real estate modeling courses online what else can I do? commercial real estate Real ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 16 2019 - 1:03pm -

  45. Does CBRE have a Financial Consulting Group presence in the New York City region?

    looking to make a career transition at 29 years old. probably impossible, but who knows. anyway, if i did want to get into underwriting and modeling, what would be the easiest way to do that. (i am coming from middle office trade management at MS). thanks ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2015 - 7:50pm -

  46. Top CRE Underwriting Course

    Any recommendations? Is the Argus DCF course still worth taking? commercial real estate underwriting financial analysis ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2016 - 11:14pm -

  47. Leaving a BB Analyst Program for Boutique RE Investment/Operating Firm?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2015 - 12:18pm -

  48. CBRE vs. JP Morgan

    I am a senior Finance and Marketing major with a certificate in investments. I would like feedback on two different options, CBRE vs JP Morgan. CBRE: I would be a financial analyst and could after two years move to a different position such as a broker. I ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2015 - 1:27am -

  49. What are the most important aspects of an offering memorandum/offering memorandum?

    To all the analysts/associates/VP's at debt and/or equity real estate investors, what are the most salient aspects of an offering/financing memorandum and which aspects are typically ignored? To provide some context, I work as an analyst at a top cap ...

    8 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 25 2018 - 12:02pm -

  50. Senior at a Non-Target

    Hello! As with most students right now, I'm trying to lock down an internship for this coming Summer and I am having a hard time. I'm interested in CRE finance, but studying Real Estate isn't an option at my school. I'm majoring in Fin ...

    10 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 3:23pm -

  51. Day in the Life- REPE Acqusitions Analyst

    Can some of you acquisitions analysts walk us through your typical day? Considering making the switch soon and I want to make sure I have the right idea of what you do. Thanks in advance commercial real estate ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2015 - 5:18pm -

  52. Real Estate Technology- Venture Capital

    Commercial real estate investing/management and technology have historically operated in two different silos, with almost no overlap. A major reason for this, in my opinion, is the reluctance for change in a top-down industry. 60-year old portfolio manage ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2015 - 1:32pm -

  53. Real Estate Private Equity: what is needed to get in?

    Does anyone know what it takes to get into real estate private equity at a reputable shop (e.g. Blackstone, Carlyle, Warburg, Fortress, etc.)? Would an analyst coming from the RE merhcant banking group at a top-5 US commercial bank stand a chance against ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 2:18pm -

  54. AMA: Former TFA Corps Member, Current Commercial Real Estate Junior Broker

    Hi all, Long time WSO reader, but first time poster. The site's been a huge help as transitioned from Teach for America into the commercial real estate world, so I figured I'd try to give back a little. A bit about me: I graduated in 2012 from a ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 8:00am -

  55. Where are we in the current real estate cycle?

    As we all know the real estate market moves in cycles. Thus I'm curious as to where everyone thinks we are in the current cycle. What property types/markets/strategies are you and or your firm investing in at the moment? And when do you expect the ma ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2014 - 12:18am -

  56. CRE valuations

    When valuing commercial real estate (NOI/cap rate), why are you valuing just the physical structure instead of the company that owns the property? For ex, if you're valuing a hotel, there are other assets on the BS that don't encompass the NOI/c ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2015 - 1:06pm -

  57. What types of software applications do commercial real estate brokers use in the absence of an all-encompassing CRM system?

    The commercial real estate brokerage that I will likely be joining currently has a custom built CRM system--built on top of Microsoft Dynamics--that nobody uses. Instead they all use mostly excel. Given that the brokers in this office are generally in the ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2016 - 5:23am -

  58. Principal vs Broker Side of Real Estate

    How is it that brokers really get paid so much? I'm at a small brokerage shop where the top 3 guys are easily in the 7 figure range in a good year, and the #1 guy can even see north of $3mm in a great year (i.e., this and last year). Yes the top guys ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2015 - 8:37pm -

  59. Acquisitions Analyst Test

    I was given this test for an acquisitions analyst role. My main concern is the assumptions for the real estate deal, particularly how to invest continuously in the same transaction. It seems too complex to do a debt/equity waterfall model when just compar ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 18 2018 - 11:23am -

  60. Commercial real estate investment sales- can someone take me through the entire process?

    Hi everyone, I am extremely interested in the CRE investment sales process (I am in NYC, so if we have any NYC brokers, what is different about the process here vs. other large MSAs). The nuances sound complicated (if you have never been a broker). I want ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 27 2014 - 1:47pm -

  61. Purchase Price Allocation in Real Estate Portfolio Acquisition

    Have a question on purchase price allocation. I have drawn up an example below. Portfolio- 100 industrial buildings- 250 tenants- Average size building 200,000 SF- 20,000,000 SF- Occupancy 95%- Market Rent $0.50 NNN / month- Yr 1 NOI- $114,000,000 ($1.14M ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2016 - 11:31am -

  62. How much do CRE brokers lie?

    Currently been bidding on this retail strip center and I truly skeptical of what the broker is saying about other bids. He works for one of the big brokerages. Anyways I know there are brokers on this board or former brokers, how often did you provide &qu ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2014 - 12:12am -

  63. ARGUS Developer module

    Has anyone worked with ARGUS for a development model using their Development Module? Pros / Cons to the product? Does it work across all asset classes (incl hotels, mixed use) and how flexible is it in driving assumptions (different % debt/equity draws, t ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2015 - 6:22pm -

  64. Houston Private Equity Real Estate Firms

    Currently working at a family office PERE firm in Austin, Texas- interested in jumping to Houston for a number of reasons. Wanted to start doing some diligence on private equity real estate firms in Houston. Any ideas of shops in town? A couple that come ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 21 2015 - 12:19pm -

  65. Westport Capital Partners- Info?

    Is anyone familiar with Westport Capital Partners? It looks like it was founded by the top guys from Oaktree's RE platform who struck out on their own in 2005. It's a ~$2bn shop focused on opportunistic and distressed RE investments across all p ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 7 2014 - 11:29am -

  66. Moving from Property Management to REPE/Asset Management

    Hi All, I'm still relatively new to the site though I have been lurking for a bit. Through searching on the site I was unable to find some insights or if it is possible to move from commercial property management (office/industrial) to the Asset Mana ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 8:40pm -

  67. REPE/CRE Firms & Introductions

    Hey all, Just curious to know if anyone had any insights when it comes to contacting REPE/ CRE firms for jobs/openings. I'm always down to take an employee (any level really) out for coffee or lunch to build that relationship, but are there steps bef ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2015 - 7:48pm -

  68. Resume Critique- I'm looking to move into REPE

    All advice, comments, and questions are appreciated. I tried to go through the Wharton and Harvard MBA RE resume books to get a feel for formatting and good points to illustrate, but there is always room for improvement. basic resume review commercial rea ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2015 - 2:33pm -

  69. Commercial Real Estate out of college?

    I'm currently a Junior going to university in Texas majoring in economics and minoring in business. I really want to go into commercial real estate after graduating; however, I have noticed there are very few if any internship opportunities for CRE. ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2015 - 7:24pm -

  70. Buying REO from Special Servicers

    .................................................................,,,................................. CMBS commercial real estate acquisition ...

    7 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 8 2017 - 6:56pm -

  71. How to describe my company?

    I recently started a summer internship at a small, private real estate investment company and I was wondering if there is a better/more accurate way to describe the company. Its business is focused on working as a "broker" for investors who act ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 18 2018 - 4:48pm -

  72. Investment Sales-> CMBS, Conduit, Debt Fund, Special servicer.. etc

    Hey guys, I am currently working at a decent brokerage firm which was just bought by one of these big boys (CBRE,JLL,Cushman) in NYC. I do pretty well here, but I'm at the point where I just don't want to do brokerage anymore and try something m ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2015 - 2:49pm -

  73. What do you know about TPG Real Estate Finance Trust?

    TPG REal Estate announced on Jan 9, 2015 the acquisition of a 75% stake in a $2.5B portfolio of high-yield RE loans from Deutsche Special Sits Group (Deutsche retained 25%). Looks like 11 professionals from DB 's Special Sits Group joined a newly- cr ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 3:11pm -

  74. Post Interview Advice Needed

    commercial real estate ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 12:58pm -

  75. Advice on what to do next

    I started a real estate investment firm with a buddy of mine in NYC about a year ago and we had a successful run in acquiring a small deal (excellent returns) and advised on a $300MM hotel development in Time Square. Unfortunately, my partner is quitting ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 7:12pm -

  76. Investment Sales vs Mortgage Broker

    Hello, I came to seek for your advice once more. I currently work as an investment sales associate at a decent commercial real estate brokerage firm in NYC, (Not Manhattan though), and since I've reached my 1-year mark at this current firm, I am look ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2014 - 12:00pm -

  77. Comparing two RE opportunities

    Hi everyone- Recently discovered WSO and thought it would be a good place to ask this question. So I have two potential opportunities that I would like to get some feedback on. The first is a Market Analyst job at Cushman & Wakefield. The second is an ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 11:17am -

  78. New to Argus (AE)- Best Practices

    I am new to CRE and just started working as an analyst for a REPE firm. I have never used Argus before but started using it today. I have a lot of questions and am hoping someone on WSO can help me out. I am working for a small firm in the Midwest and am ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 11 2017 - 5:40pm -

  79. Commercial Real Estate Financing Strategies

    Hey everyone, My firm is looking to purchase and develop some land to turn into apartment buildings. We are looking at different financing strategies we can implement to maximize IRR. Does anyone have an article about various innovative financing strategi ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 14 2018 - 8:44am -

  80. GIS & Property Database

    I've been lurking for a while but haven't posted much. I work in acquisitions for a large REIT, having been on the private side for the previous 5 years. We're building an acquisitions platform and I've been exploring database & GI ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2015 - 5:15pm -

  81. Development vs. investments/acquisitions comp at big RE developer

    Would you expect all-in comp number and structure to vary materially between a development analyst/assoc and an investment analyst/assoc at a big diversified RE developer? For example, Hines has jr development guys working on their own deals and also has ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2015 - 8:29am -

  82. NOI margin for commercial real estate property- stabilized

    Dear fellow participants, Any one who has experience in valuing commercial real estate companies please help. I am analyzing a company that owns one of the largest shopping malls in eastern Europe. Looking at their portfolio valuation by Cushman & Wak ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2015 - 6:10am -

  83. Help Needed! Wealth Management

    Hey Monkeys, I was just wondering if I could get some help from you guys. So I work for a real estate crowdfunding company called Sharestates. And in order to broaden our investor base, we are trying to contact any wealth management people. If you any of ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2015 - 5:04pm -

  84. Life Co Internship Ex Ops?

    Hello! Thanks to the advice of WSO, I began networking and got myself an internship in the CRE department of a regional LifeCo company that invests in commercial mortgages. My question is how do I leverage this position or make the most of it? From my int ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 16 2018 - 2:20pm -

  85. Buy vs Lease Analysis

    Anyone have a good Buy vs Lease analysis template that they rely on? Preferably would have flexibility in the sense that I want an analysis that would compare a lease of an existing building scenario vs a buy land, develop building and use scenario--- fro ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  86. Cushman & Wakefield or Keller Williams Commercial?

    I have been interviewing with commercial real estate firms and have narrowed my choices down to Cushman & Wakefield and Keller Williams commercial. This is in Florida. commercial real estate ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 1 2014 - 4:49pm -

  87. LaSalle Investment Management

    How is LaSalle viewed in the REPE world? It was #21 in the last PERE Top 50 list and I can't find current info on this site. Curious as to how the community feels about the firm, and if anyone has any insights regarding culture, comp, work life, etc. ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 7 2019 - 5:35pm -

  88. JPM Real Estate after full time job at Duff and Phelps?

    My "dream" job is working in commercial RE (Either Real Estate Banking or in Asset Management) at JP Morgan. Unfortunately, they're not hiring for any full time positions in LA and I am graduating undergrad this year. If I take a job in rea ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 15 2017 - 10:35pm -

  89. Green Real Estate

    Are there any CRE professionals here that work primarily with Sustainable/Green Real Estate in any capacity (Development, finance, advisory, etc.)? I have a few a questions. commercial real estate ...

    5 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 10 2017 - 11:30am -

  90. Certificate in CRE from BU vs MS in CRE from NYU/Georgetown

    I work in RE Asset Management and I am interested in moving over to CRE credit/underwriting in a few years; maybe for a life company or underwriting CMBS notes. However, I do not possess a business or finance degree, rather a BA in English. Would a certif ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 26 2015 - 11:48pm -

  91. Will Excel modeling tests always be for a hotel or apartment?

    Hey guys, I will be taking an Excel modeling test next week for this real estate firm that owns mostly office and retail, with a few hotel and apartment properties as well. Given that office and retail cash flows are almost always projected using ARGUS, i ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 2 2015 - 2:45pm -

  92. Are you guys finding any good deals in NYC?

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