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  2. Real Estate PE Technical Interview Question- Case Study

    Recently I was invited to an interview where I was asked on the spot to build a real estate financial model with the following assumptions: NOI of 1 million Purchase at a 7% cap rate Expense margin of 45% Revenue Growth Yr 1: 7% Yr 2: 6% Yr 3+ 3% Expense ...

    52 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:26pm -

  3. What is your compensation in Real Estate Finance?

    I cant find much in the way of compensation for real estate other then the summary page from the HR consultant that is floating around here, so I thought maybe people will be willing to describe what they do, their market, and what their compensation look ...

    432 comments - 30 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:03pm -

  4. Why a lack of advanced modeling techniques? Anyone who uses probabilistic modeling justification for this?

    From what I have seen, real estate modeling (at least on an asset level) seems to be relatively rudimentary in comparison to almost all other financial sectors, could anyone possibly speak to why very few firms utilize advanced modeling techniques and pro ...

    35 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 24 2018 - 4:00am -

  5. Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity

    Hello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads ...

    91 comments - 112 silver bananas - Nov 6 2018 - 2:45pm -

  6. MSRE vs. MBA decision- looking for opinions based on my situation/interests

    I know the MSRE vs. MBA topic has been discussed here multiple times, and I have read through the old posts. I wanted to share my situation/goals and see if anyone here could shed some light on some of my thoughts. Me:- Analyst in acquisitions for a large ...

    38 comments - 6 silver bananas - Dec 14 2018 - 8:26pm -

  7. Interest-Only Mortgage = Lower IRR?

    Hi All, Just wondering if you happen to have come across a property investment using interest-only mortgage, i.e. mortgage where you will pay only interest on a monthly basis, and lump sum of principal at the end of mortgage period. When comparing the inv ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 23 2019 - 11:07am -

  8. How to buy a house?

    Hi there, I am doing research on real estate available source for buying a house. How many real estate company outside there? If I got a real estate license, which real estate company I should work with? Real Estate buy house to Thursday, June 14, 2018- 7 ...

    34 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 12 2018 - 1:07am -

  9. Advice for a high schooler interested in RE

    Hey guys, I'm currently a high school student from the Bay Area trying to get into real estate. I'm most interested in becoming a real estate agent, but I'm also interested in becoming a developer/investor. I've always been an hgtv kid ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2019 - 12:19am -

  10. Real Estate Development Modeling

    Hello Everyone, I am curious to know how everyone underwrites and models a multi-family(mixed use with retail) development project. For example, if you or your firm is looking to acquire a current income producing project(future development site) and has ...

    45 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 12 2018 - 12:35am -

  11. What websites, newsletters, literature, etc do you read on a daily/weekly basis?

    I am tired of the fluff pieces on real estate where real estate is always going up and with only watching 3 episodes on HGTV your grandma can flip a 20 unit apartment building with 0% down. Market reports from brokerage firms, articles on Reuters and Forb ...

    85 comments - 7 silver bananas - Feb 18 2018 - 9:50am -

  12. WSO's Best Real Estate Books

    People ask about the best real estate books to read on this forum almost daily and we're happy to toss Linneman and Bowman their way, as well as all of the terrific ULI books, but @Whats the Comp" today asked specifically about non-textbook read ...

    46 comments - 23 silver bananas - Mar 9 2018 - 7:57pm -

  13. World Class Capital Group?

    Anyone have any experience working at or working with World Class Capital Group either in Austin or NYC? I've been Googling a bit and read mixed reviews and not sure what they are all about. Real Estate Salary No Yes 336810 72119 407459 442716 407931 ...

    69 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:25pm -

  14. Building an REPE Shop

    So I've recently begun to think in more detail about how to set up my own REPE shop- realistically starting 5 to 10 years from now. One thing I am struggling with is how to finance the early days of the operation. I'm realistically going to be a ...

    34 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:45pm -

  15. Must Read Real Estate Books

    Hey ladies, I think we should get a reading list going since we finally have our own forum. I'm always looking for great RE books. Commercial Real Estate finance books Here's a list of books for getting started in real estate. the thread below a ...

    131 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 12 2017 - 6:05am -

  16. Any insights on HFF?

    Anyone have insights on Holliday Fenoglio Fowler? Salary, exit opps, work life? Real Estate HFF Securities L.P. Salary ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:22pm -

  17. Top MBA Programs with a Real Estate Focus?

    Does anyone have any experience with real estate developers and/or real estate focused private equity firms and what MBA programs they recruit from? Since I have a strong desire to work in this field post-MBA, I want to make sure I'm applying to the ...

    137 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 10 2018 - 4:46pm -

  18. Starwood Acquires LIHTC Portfolio

    Did anyone work on this transaction or have friends who did? Press release says they expect double digit coc yield. How is that possible on a cash flow constrained asset like a LIHTC portfolio? What did the debt or rent escalation assumptions look like, o ...

    32 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 16 2018 - 5:56pm -

  19. Real Estate Hedge Funds (RE Stocks Only)

    I know a bunch of hedge funds that invest in real estate, but does anyone know of hedge funds that primarily invest in publicly traded REITs and RE related companies? LDR Capital Management is the only I found that is somewhat close to what I'm looki ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 3 2018 - 2:00pm -

  20. How to Get to ARGUS Certification?

    Now that there's a dedicated RE forum I feel like we should have an Argus thread. Argus website here: Argus Software I've talked to a few people in the industry over the past week and they have stressed how important an Argus certification will ...

    75 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 11 2018 - 12:26pm -

  21. How do you approach an out of state job search?

    How do people approach out of state job searches when they are out of college? I know that employers have a strong preference for local candidates when it comes to entry level jobs but if a candidate were to travel 1500 miles at their own expense to inter ...

    54 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 4 2016 - 3:07pm -

  22. Real Estate Masters Programs (Anyone know someone whose gone?)

    I was looking at the Cornell and USC Real estate masters program in addition to their MBA programs. Does anyone know someone whose gone to these or any prominent real estate program? These program websites don't see to have the average salary exiting ...

    69 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2015 - 4:45am -

  23. Two layers of circular debt

    Monkies, I am a first year real estate analyst at a large development firm in Miami, Florida. My modeling skills are from my perspective pretty good, I've learnt a ton from the senior guys at my office and I make models as a side gig for other real e ...

    28 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 15 2017 - 1:30pm -

  24. Splits with Buyer Brokers

    I work in Investment Sales and focus solely on obtaining exclusives. I tend to be hesitant to offer up 50 / 50 splits with buyer brokers given I went through all of the brain damage and did all the legwork to secure the listing. Over the years, I have met ...

    25 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 5 2017 - 4:00am -

  25. Real Estate Debt Funds

    Does anyone have experience with real estate debt funds? This could include working at, worked at, worked with, or having friends or coworkers who have worked at one. Examples would be Blackstone RE Debt Strategies, Fortress, Colony, Apollo, Oaktree, Star ...

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

  26. Graduate Programs in Real Estate, MRE

    Hey guys, I'm looking at graduate programs in real estate. I've done some research but would like some input. I live in LA and have about 4-years of work experience in real estate (market-rate asset management and affordable housing acquisitions ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 27 2019 - 10:37am -

  27. Real Estate Investing in Detroit

    Hello fellow monkeys, I was wondering what you guys think about investing in the Detroit real estate market? It looks like they are slowly starting to get on the right track and there are some super bargains on houses available. Feel free to let me know w ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 16 2018 - 8:53am -

  28. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI)

    Anyone have experience with modeling tests for analyst/associate position here? They mentioned it would take 4-5 hours in total. Not sure what that would entail. MSREI Morgan Stanley modeling test Real Estate Morgan Joseph TriArtisan MUFJ Morgan Stanley S ...

    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 27 2018 - 9:52pm -

  29. Real Estate Hedge Fund List (Looking)

    Hi all, Trying to put a list of hedge funds who invest primarily or have a team that invests mainly in Real Estate- debt or equity doesn't matter. Names that come to mind so far: Och Ziff Davidson Kempner Fir Tree... Go ahead keep adding, thanks! Rea ...

    35 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 5 2016 - 11:01am -

  30. Real Estate Private Equity Interview

    I have an interview with a real estate private equity firm for an analyst position and I would like suggestions on how to prepare. I have three years of work experience in the real estate consulting group for one of the Big Four. I know a ton about the va ...

    148 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:33pm -

  31. Modeling Value-Add Apartments

    Hi guys! As many of you know, multifamily caps are extraordinarily low in Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. This holds true for properties where the majority of the units are rent stabilized. However, these types of properties provide a value-add op ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2017 - 11:56pm -

  32. Hot Markets

    In light of PIMCO 's recent article and what appears to be a general consensus that over-development in this cycle is localized to a handful of specific property types in specific markets, would anyone care to throw out some markets you think are exp ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2016 - 11:43am -

  33. Real Estate Q&A

    Mod note: Click here to see all of our q&a's and interviews So the deal I have been working on won't close by the end of the year. This means I'm going to have a few slow weeks heading into the holidays and will need something to do. I& ...

    105 comments - 13 silver bananas - Aug 7 2013 - 5:14am -

  34. Can we get a STICKY for our RE board for a) Underwriting models to be posted/shared; b) Current salary comps across industry

    What do you guys think? This would be very useful to many of us. Real Estate Salary models ...

    82 comments - 17 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 3:28am -

  35. JD's in Real Estate?

    Why is it that many of the most successful real estate legends have JD's? I'm thinking about guys like Thomas Barrack, Sam Zell, Mortimer Zuckerman, etc. Does it make sense to get a JD if you want to go into real estate? A career path like " ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 13 2018 - 12:09pm -

  36. Who the f&%k is buying anything right now??

    Every single deal that comes across my desk these days is just insanely expensive. With the uncertainty of interest rates, how the f*ck is anyone buying anything at these prices and do they realistically expect any sort of return? Thoughts monkeys? Edit 1 ...

    27 comments - 3 silver bananas - Dec 14 2016 - 12:26am -

  37. US job opportunities for foreigners

    Hi guys, I work in an Italian Asset Management/private equity firm of real estate investment funds (european version of REITS). I have 3+ years of experience (think of an associate level) in the financial analysis and business development, and I would lik ...

    72 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 26 2016 - 3:46pm -

  38. 2016 ULI Fall Meeting | Dallas, Texas | October 24-27

    What's happening, WSO Real Estate? I wanted to remind everyone here about the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas, Texas from October 24-27. Signups are available now at http://fall.uli.org/ Last year in San Francisco I tried to get together a WSO meetup ...

    37 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 5 2016 - 1:10pm -

  39. 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 -

  40. Advice: JLL Real Estate Investment Banking-Strategic Transactions Group Interview

    I'm a senior graduating in May at a semi target Big 10 school. Somehow scored a phone interview with HR for the above new group (apparently elite from what the Analysts are saying). Not saying this to brag, rather because the job post was asking for ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2019 - 3:36pm -

  41. Discount Rate on Buyout of My Carried Interest

    I have a 20% carried interest in a real estate development project. Conservative assumptions are that the project will distribute an additional $30M over the next 4 years, thus my un-discounted interest is worth approximately $6M. For personal reasons, I ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 4 2018 - 12:15pm -

  42. Finding a path to REPE.

    Basically I've just made up my mind that I want to break into the Real Estate business upon graduating undergrad, and hopefully moving into Real Estate PE down the line. The issue is I'm a rising senior and don't have any experience directl ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:37pm -

  43. Condo Experience

    Hey- currently developing a condo project model. Does anyone have experience building one? Main questions are: how many units are you typically expecting to sell per year? Or does it even work like that; are you looking at income at a more granular level ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 3:26am -

  44. Real Estate Jobs: Which will be replaced by technology and which won't?

    There's pretty much been a consensus agreement that a large number of jobs face a high likelihood of being replaced by robots and/or automated functions. For example, a large number of accounting functions across many industries will be automated. Ad ...

    49 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 31 2015 - 5:57pm -

  45. BB IB vs. REPE

    I'm currently a senior analyst in a top BB investment bank and have a final round interview with a REPE (top 10 according to PERE's list). Would appreciate anybody's thoughts on the below questions: 1. What should my salary expectations for ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 6:30pm -

  46. Detroit: Should I Buyout Slums?

    Now, I'm not a real estate guy, nor do I flip properties so I don't have a solid opinion on the matter. But, I had a thought. Is there any use to the abandoned slums in Detroit? Can anyone take advantage of the financial freefall? So, I made a p ...

    54 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 1:26am -

  47. Underwriting Commercial Real Estate Loans

    Hello, I'm starting a new job where my first project will involve risk modeling for commercial real estate loans. What do those of you in the business look at when you underwrite these things, and why? What are the major risks to consider? Thanks! CR ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 2 2018 - 2:49pm -

  48. Breaking into commercial development

    Hey guys, I have about 2 years exp. out of a top tier UG in the Arch/Eng/Construction industry (mech. eng), and am starting a MSRE at Georgetown next semester. Is it likely that the route I am taking to get a MS in Real Estate will help me break into an a ...

    18 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 14 2018 - 7:13am -

  49. What is everyone's Real Estate Dream Job, and How will you get there ultimately?

    What is your real estate dream job or end goal, and what steps are you taking to get there? And, please don't tell me it is to be a "Coffee's for closers, I'm here from Mitch and Murray" Broker for RE/Max. Cheers to all! Real Esta ...

    72 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2013 - 4:31am -

  50. ARGUS....how to learn the basics without spending money??

    Is there a quick and free way to learn the basics of ARGUS....I don't want to buy the program or spend money on some ridiculous training course/session. To be honest, I just want to be able to say that I'm familiar with the program whenever I in ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  51. Land Acquisition Analyst?

    Hi guys, I recently came across a Land Acquisition Analyst position at a multifamily development firm and was wondering if any one could shed some light on this kind of role. It seems a bit different from typical RE related Acquisition role and I'd l ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 3 2017 - 2:19pm -

  52. 95/5 Equity Structure Question

    Currently working on a deal where the sponsor is putting in 5% of the required equity. The 95% is coming from a pension fund. The sponsor has listed an acquisition fee in the loan amount. The package states that the sponsor will consider the fee to be use ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:37pm -

  53. A10 Capital

    Does anyone know much about A10 Capital? Any brokers have experience interacting or closing with them? Any borrowers have experience with them? I've heard they are expensive and have a lot of guys running around trying to do smaller bridge deals. Goo ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 13 2016 - 5:53pm -

  54. How many corporate employees do you have relative to your AUM?

    Not a complicated discussion, but just wondering for my own curiosity. We are at ~100M aum (300M total value) and have about 9. Real Estate ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 7 2017 - 9:18pm -

  55. Real Estate Investing Companies

    I know this question isn't really fitting in the I-banking forum, but I was wondering how one would break into the real estate investing field (i.e. firms that buy big real estate properties like office buildings etc.). Real Estate companies ...

    44 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  56. Real Estate Forum- New forum

    Patrick, I wanted to say I'm a big fan of the site and it often keeps me entertained on slow days. The number of posts regarding real estate investment banking and REPE have started to increase and I think it is time to have a new forum for Real Esta ...

    51 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 7:09pm -

  57. Investment Sales Broker AMA

    Currently been working as an investment sales broker for four years specializing in multifamily, mixed-use, and development sites in the 1-30 million space in NYC. Go ahead, fire away. Oh, and if it counts for anything, I worked for three years at a prop ...

    28 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 29 2016 - 3:22pm -

  58. Market or Food Hall Model

    Does anyone have a model for or any experience with a market or food hall concept with leasing data including rent structures, common area, etc.? Real Estate ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 6 2017 - 4:15pm -

  59. Does anyone know any hedge funds that invest in real estate in additions to stocks/bonds?

    Real Estate ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2015 - 1:43pm -

  60. To Go or Not to Go... MSRED

    I didn't want to hijack the thread in the B-school forum about the guy making 360k and I felt this could lead to a relevant discussion on career progression in real estate. I'm currently an investment sales broker in a tertiary market at a bouti ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 4:35pm -

  61. Real Estate PE Exit Options

    Hi, I was curious to know what are the possible exit options for an entry level / associate at a real estate private equity firm. Some of the options that I've explored are as follows: IBD: Would it be possible to move into i-banking with a focus on ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  62. Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate

    Does anyone know anything about the Commercial Real Estate program at Wells Fargo? It's one of the business lines in their 3-year Financial Analyst rotational program. https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers/mbas_undergrads... I would be interested in any ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  63. Commercial Brokerage possible exit options?

    Hi All, I am trying to gain a little insight. I am a senior in college trying to break into commercial real estate. I have not had any previous experience in the field before but I do have finance experience. I have been attempting to network into differe ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  64. Is This Real Estate Stuff For Real?

    I see a lot of stuff reported on the Internet that I take with a whole shaker of salt, but I've seen the following in too many places over the past week to just dismiss it. I'm looking for some of you involved in real estate to shed some light o ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2012 - 7:45am -

  65. WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYC

    Does anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/ PERE /real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with WSO. Let me know yo ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 6:36pm -

  66. Vacant Anchor Retail Space- Conversion Ideas

    To all, I have access to a 1.6M SF vacant national retail portfolio with average building sizes of ~100k. The buildings are in tertiary markets throughout the US in retail/commercial areas away from residential. I'm getting this dirt cheap, weighted ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2014 - 5:00am -

  67. Real Estate Development Hierarchy

    Hi- I currently work as an acquisitions analyst at a private real estate investment company that specializes in multifamily apartment complexes. I am interested in switching to development (with a development firm) but have had little success finding the ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 1:53pm -

  68. Should Speculators Determine the Price of Goods Everyone Needs?

    Growing up, my parents always emphasized the importance of working hard, saving money, and investing wisely. Neither of my parents worked in finance so the only investments I grew up learning about was investing in the stock market and being able to pick ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2011 - 10:19am -

  69. Starwood Capital- Beneficial to try and obtain an internship?

    I am approximately 90% sure that I want to work for Starwood Capital after UG. For those who work there, have worked there, or know someone who works there, would it be more beneficial to try and obtain an internship there next summer or get a BB SA gig t ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  70. Real Estate Investment Banking Internships

    What are the top firms for real estate investment banking and/or general real estate investment and do these firms offer internships? Currently work for a developer and would like to further my experience in the finance/real estate area and know most REPE ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2016 - 8:09pm -

  71. Estate Planning: The Shotgun Approach

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I know Halloween was a few days ago, but I can't resist the ghoulish temptation to write about ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 8:00am -

  72. Unlevered and Levered IRR for Real Estate

    Hi guys, I have a modeling test for the RE team of a SWF coming up and I was wondering if someone could clear up something for me....I know it sounds very simple but I think there is just a gap in my knowledge. Could someone walk me through how one might ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 28 2017 - 5:36pm -

  73. CMBS Origination Exit Ops

    I've been exploring the WSO CRE forum for the past few weeks and wanted to ask a question with my first post about potential exit ops for the job I have lined up. Currently in my final year at a non-target state school on the West Coast. Interned for ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:03pm -

  74. MBA- Analyst role with a top4/5 RE PE group

    Hey guys so I just landed an Analyst role with a top 4/5 RE PE group. My undergrad GPA ~3.3 and I'm pretty sure I'll get some solid letters of recommendation. What do I have to score on my GMAT to get into a top 5-10? Also, what are some good ex ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 7:42pm -

  75. AEW Capital Management: more info, insights?

    Does anyone have information on these guys? They're a Real Estate focused Investment Management firm based out of Boston. According to their website they have $22B under management and do both public and private market investing. http://www.aew.com/o ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 12:43pm -

  76. Real Estate DCF Valuation (upcoming interview!)

    Hey guys, Can someone help me to understand real estate DCF valuation specifics? How exactly is the WACC calculated for a real estate DCF model? Does the tax shield diminish the cost of dept like in the classical WACC calculation? Maybe a silly question, ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm -

  77. Is it worth going in debt for a masters in real estate program?

    I graduated in August 2015 and am still looking for a job in real estate. I really started aggressively looking (i.e. talking to multiple people every day, sending out emails left and right) at the beginning of January. Prior to that I was taking some RE ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 3:53pm -

  78. My friend is trying to quit his job

    So my good friend, who grew up in SF, started a new job after graduating from his MBA. He wanted to focus on primarily multifamily or retail but was getting desperate for a job and took a position in Ohio. It's only been 3 weeks and he wants to quit ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 17 2018 - 8:39pm -

  79. Market Reserch Tools (REIS, Costar etc

    Need to decide which subscriptions to buy for our company (we want to provide quarterly market reports and property level UW of all 4 property types). Had subscriptions of REIS and CoStar during my master and noticed that the data is not reliable. Would l ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2017 - 10:13am -

  80. Real estate in emerging markets?

    Such as Asia, know that currently these are the hottest markets, and are going to be for a while given the US and Europe meltdown. This question may be general, but for western investors (REPEs, pension funds, insurance companies, etc.), what are the bigg ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 9 2012 - 12:01pm -

  81. Books/Learning about CMBS

    What are some online resources which can teach me more about the CMBS market. It is sort of a niche market in terms of real estate finance and I'd like to learn more about it. Anything out there? Real Estate commercial mortgages CMBS ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2015 - 11:08am -

  82. Does Real Estate (property level) Acquisitions Experience Count for CFA designation?

    I am doing property level acquisitions (building acquisition models, taking part in all the due diligence, presenting deal investments to senior investment director, doing credit analysis on prospective tenants, etc), and am contemplating the CFA. I have ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2013 - 4:18pm -

  83. Real Estate Investment Interview Thank You

    Just finished up a final four interview with a RE investment and development firm. I'm looking to make a lasting impression with the follow-up email. What are the things that I absolutely should or should not include, it is a smaller shop so the role ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 31 2017 - 5:18am -

  84. London Real Estate Debt Scene: Who are the players?

    Hey guys, So I moved to England a month ago to do a Master's in Real Estate (finance) and I spent my summer working with real estate debt fund manager in the US. I have been exploring working in the debt space in Europe and starting networking super ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 30 2017 - 8:00pm -

  85. Case study model

    Hi all, Posting in this forum for obvious reasons and hoping this isn't too stupid a question. I'm currently working my way through a real estate case study and I have been tasked with modelling a multi-family apartment asset. Amongst the criter ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 10 2017 - 12:46pm -

  86. CRE--> REPE/PE

    As the title says, would I be able to switch from commercial real estate to PE or IBD? I'm in my first year out of school and long term want to get into PE but didn't get the offers I was looking for. The job description for a mid tier CRE broke ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2016 - 2:11pm -

  87. Real Estate Private Equity- Hiring

    Hi all- this is just based on observation- but for some reason I am seeing a ton of real estate focused analyst / associate positions pop up in various buy side shops. Wondering if anyone has a perspective on what's going on in the CRE markets (assum ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2014 - 10:55pm -

  88. How do I get the blended cap rate?

    Hey Lets say I have a property that throws off $1,440,500 a month in gross in come for residential and $26,700 in gross income for retail. The cap rate for residential is 4.75% and retail is 5.5%. How would you blend these cap rates to show the one blende ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 28 2017 - 12:36pm -

  89. Real Estate- Jobs available between real estate and finance?

    This seems like an area that is not talked about that often. What kinds of jobs are available in the intersection between real estate and finance? Real Estate ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 7:28am -

  90. Wall Street Cribs: NYC Edition

    If you've spent any time here on WSO, you surely would have noticed that starting a career in finance is not easy. The competition for jobs is fierce to say the least, and once you get in its no cakewalk. Being an analyst isn't fun and the highe ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 3:51am -

  91. Buying real estate as an analyst

    Had an idea- buy a house and rent it out as income property in a decent neighborhood somewhere (west coast) so that the rent offsets the monthly mortgage. I've noticed a few other people doing this and wanted to get your guys' input on whether t ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2011 - 6:20pm -

  92. Real Estate Sale and Leaseback LBO

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