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  2. Hi all, Though I know there are various compensation threads for RE, I am specifically curious about top REPE compensation. In particular, what is compensation/work-life like at the junior level at a firm like BX or Brookfield and how much does it differ ...

    53 comments19 Jun 2019 -

  3. WSO Member- Anon account. Do you learn the most at a traditional capital allocator (e.g. REPE 50) or at a vertically integrated owner/operator/sponsor? Has anyone here made the switch from one to the other? What did you learn in one and not in the other? ...

    18 comments6 Oct 2018 -

  4. Burner account here. I have spoken to someone at GS regarding an open analyst position in the IMD, GSAM Private Real Estate Group essentially doing business development and investor relation duties. Job description didn't really show much analytical ...

    11 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  5. I am a junior year student who has a interview coming up with a real estate private equity. Can someone explain the main differences between a normal private equity fund and a real estate private equity fund? Thanks. Real Estate Private Equity ...

    19 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  6. DB RREEF- Whats New?

    Real Estate

    Does anyone know where RREEF stands these days? Pre-crisis these guys crushed but I don't hear the name as often as I once did and looks like DB Asset Management is going through some sort of rebranding/restructuing. What have you been hearing WSO? R ...

    12 comments9 Oct 2018 -

  7. Hey guys, What do you think about the type of people that work in real estate? That might be a little broad so specifically I'm interested in hearing about REPE, but would love to gain insight into all aspects. So while the work might require the sam ...

    20 comments17 Aug 2015 -

  8. 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 -

  9. CRE--> REPE/PE

    Real Estate

    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 comments27 May 2016 -

  10. REPE Fund Structures

    Real Estate

    Hey guys, wanted to get your opinion on typical REPE fund structures you have seen. Say you are a private equity fund like Greystar, you raise a multifamily fund where you have LP investors including pension funds, insurance companies etc., and Greystar i ...

    16 comments23 Jul 2016 -

  11. Hello everyone, I've been going through the Junior year recruiting process for real estate and am wondering what your take is on my situation. I am currently a rising Junior at a target school (Harvard, Wharton) and have a internship lined up at a to ...

    9 comments19 May 2018 -

  12. Hey Everyone, I am look for advice on how to prepare to move from a niche asset class into other asset classes, but am worried that I need to clean up my modelling and valuation skills for the asset classes I have not practiced. Currently I work in Hotel ...

    7 comments9 May 2019 -

  13. I would like to make my way back to Texas in the next few years and currently wondering what large REPE firms have strong offices in Dallas? From my precursory research it looks like there is a lot of Asset Management presence, but having trouble determin ...

    13 comments10 Aug 2015 -

  14. I've seen a few discussions on this topic already, but most are outdated. I'm curious in Real Estate, whether commercial or a large multi-family owner (EQ, GID, etc), which typically pays more between asset management and acquisitions, starting ...

    7 comments8 Mar 2019 -

  15. Long story short, I do not know very many people in the industry especially around my age (24) or at all for that matter. I work in REPE in SF and would like to meet more people in the industry and finance in general, I think it would be nice to be able t ...

    12 comments20 May 2015 -

  16. Hello guys, I'm currently a graduating senior looking into REPE in the future. I currently have two options: an invesment management analyst role for a big development company(think about Hines, etc) on emerging markets and an acquisition analyst rol ...

    8 comments19 Apr 2018 -

  17. What is the best way to break into REPE after undergrad? I was imagining it would entail something with:- REIT Analyst-Asset Mgmt-Investment Banking-Acquisitions-Masters in RE Is there a "preferred track" to break in to REPE after an entry-level ...

    9 comments16 Apr 2017 -

  18. How would you value an office building? Or retail center, or hotel, or apartment complex? got this is an a re pe interview Real Estate Private Equity No Yes 167289 287015 270030 320602 290716 ...

    5 comments16 Sep 2019 -

  19. Hi all, I wanted to get opinions on Rialto Capital Management and specifically their commercial property group. I have an opportunity to intern there and I am curious about its reputation. I would mostly be doing acquisitions and some asset management. I ...

    5 comments6 May 2019 -

  20. Spear Street Capital

    Real Estate

    Just reading an article about these guys. Anyone have any experience? Seems like a pretty cool REPE shop. focuses on value-add/opportunistic office deals in tech/media hubs. Real Estate Private Equity ...

    6 comments12 Sep 2015 -

  21. To those at capital allocator LP's- do you share your financial models with your operating partners? I'm at a GP where we usually put up 10-15% of the equity and I've run into two scenarios: (1) total transparency where we shoot our models ...

    4 comments16 Nov 2018 -

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    5 comments8 Nov 2015 -

  23. The topic of transitioning over to an opportunity fund has been discussed in various forms throughout WSO but my question is more less in regards to the "ideal" MBA summer associate role and post-MBA path that would set one up best for a long ca ...

    5 comments27 Aug 2015 -

  24. So I secured an REPE internship this summer at a firm with $10B AUM in two roles PM and IR. I go to a target school in the northeast, am a sophomore, and have a 3.7. A bunch of my friends were able to land sophomore summer internships at big banks, giving ...

    4 comments5 Feb 2018 -

  25. Hi Guys, I'm a junior studying finance with 2 previous internships in RE. I'm currently looking for and preparing for a summer internship in a REPE shop or REIT. I wanted to know what firms, besides big bulge banks, have positions for summer ana ...

    4 comments14 Oct 2016 -

  26. I have a bunch of stuff going on with Starwood Capital in July and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on their fund quality and their reputation in the PE /REPE space. Was specifically curious as to what the mix of real estate work and non-RE w ...

    4 comments16 Jun 2016 -

  27. Anyone have any experience with this firm / know their general reputation? Thanks Real Estate Private Equity ...

    4 comments4 Sep 2015 -

  28. Hey guys, Are you guys seeing any activity or deals in value-add real estate market, specifically NYC? I've been working in this family investment office (AUM 300mm) for about 2 years and wasn't able to close any deals. It's really frustrat ...

    3 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  29. I've been working through a few REPE modeling tests and had a few questions regarding structure 1) Is a standard sources and uses required / common? About 50% of the models I have seen have them but they don't seem to a necessary step. Coming fr ...

    3 comments26 Apr 2016 -

  30. I have an interview coming up with the Goldman Sachs Private Real Estate group for the analyst position. Any insight into the group/interview process would be much appreciated. Any idea how to prepare for the excel modeling exam assuming I have one? And s ...

    2 comments15 Apr 2019 -

  31. Hi all, I just got an offer from a real estate private equity but my ultimate goal is to switch to a tech private equity. I would like to know is it a good idea to accept the offer or I should switch to something else? Best regards, Miu Real Estate Privat ...

    1 comment8 Oct 2019 -

  32. Does anyone know what the interview process is like for this group? SA / first year Analyst role within Investment Management Division. ACM coordinates the launch and distribution of alternative investment offerings (private equity, private credit, real e ...

    1 comment10 Sep 2019 -

  33. Hey WSO- anyone have experience or knowledge about the RE team at Cerberus Capital Management? Curious about recruiting, comp., deals they work on, culture of the firm? You get the drill. Thanks! Real Estate Private Equity Cerberus Capital Management Sala ...

    1 comment17 Aug 2019 -

  34. McDonough vs. Carey, MSF vs. MBA, etc.

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone. I'm trying to figure out my next steps in my career. Here's a little bit about me... UG is 3.0 from small, unknown private school. I have 3 years of work experience building a real estate business (commercial and residential) and am ...

    1 comment27 May 2019 -

  35. Hi all, I am currently working in a generalist role working across most commercial property types. I am pretty interested in Hotel though and would love to move to a more hospitality focused firm. I have been seeing/hearing good things about MCR developme ...

    1 comment15 May 2019 -

  36. CMBS vs REIB

    Investment Banking

    Could someone please talk about the differences in day to day responsibilities of a CMBS and REIB analysts. What are the differences in pay (analyst, Associate, VP), exit opps, and career progression? Which is best for REPE? Which is better for RE asset m ...

    1 comment8 May 2019 -

  37. One of the biggest things I've seen how far good questions go during an interview. I have some upcoming interviews in Brokerage, Develpment and REPE and was hoping to get some help on some good questions. I've added a few below and would appreci ...

    1 comment22 Apr 2019 -

  38. Burner account here. I have spoken to someone at GS regarding an open analyst position in the IMD, GSAM Private Real Estate Group essentially doing business development and investor relation duties. Job description didn't really show much analytical ...

    1 comment2 Mar 2019 -

  39. Background: Graduated college in May and took a few months off after graduation. Just moved to Texas (DFW area) and currently looking for an analyst position. 3 internships (all different cities in different markets), one in REPE and two at major brokerag ...

    1 comment10 Dec 2018 -

  40. Starting at REPE shop that focusses on industrial RE. Just wondering how easy it is to move from say industrial REPE to commercial REPE, or to residential REPE, etc? repe Real Estate Private Equity ...

    1 comment28 Sep 2017 -

  41. HI guys, recently I've researched and networked as hell to break into real estate private equity. I'm based in HK and found almost all the major funds based in the city are primarily focusing on mainland China. And almost everyone on the deal si ...

    1 comment21 Sep 2017 -

  42. I have seen this asked in threads regarding REPE exit opportunities, but never fully answered. Is it possible to move from REPE to Infrastructure PE? I am an associate at a REPE funds with 4 years of RE experience (3 in REPE, 1 in Lending) and interested ...

    12 Sep 2017 -

  43. I have a question about breaking into Real Estate Private Equity... I currently reside in Chicago and my professional background is in Financial Analysis in the Public sector and Consulting in the Government and Aviation industry. I have gained some Real ...

    14 Aug 2017 -

  44. I am a recent grad with a finance background and have an interview coming up for a smaller company competing with the likes of Situs. The position is for a CMBS Analyst underwriting on agency and non-agency (Fannie and Freddie) loans internally within the ...

    1 comment11 Jan 2017 -

  45. Hi All, Long-time lurker here. I posted once before to ask a question when I was offered a new position earlier this year (left a tiny boutique RE Investment Bank to go work for a small-/mid-sized REPE fund with around $1B AUM), but I've been thinkin ...

    25 Jun 2016 -

  46. CRE Brokerage--> PE

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    1 comment27 May 2016 -

  47. New to the world of real estate so please excuse what may be a very basic question... Could someone please explain how a real estate private equity firm works with real estate asset managers, developers and operators (in the case of hotels specifically)? ...

    9 Feb 2016 -

  48. Hi all, I'm a first year MBA Candidate and just found out that I'll be interviewing in early January for a summer associate program in real estate PE at a major firm. The firm doesn't recruit at my school and I essentially networked my way ...

    1 comment18 Nov 2015 -