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  2. No, we are not the first to be involved in this Government backed program, but we are unique because we also acquire properties at a discount for our partners and investors, as we are specialists in the short sale market as well. We are one of only approx ...

    20 Feb 2017 -

  3. Hi- I read that banks like GS, Wells and JPM have been funding hard money platforms and wanted to know which teams within those banks provide warehouse lines for bridge loans on single family homes. Would this sit on a ABS, RMBS or CMBS structuring desk? ...

    1 Feb 2017 -

  4. Hi Everyone, I came across an online Certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management offered by Cornell's hotel school. The cost right now is about $3000 for 6 two week courses. The courses are...-Financial Analysis of Hotel Investm ...

    1 comment1 Feb 2017 -

  5. I'm graduating soon with a liberal arts degree and looking for a job so that, come graduation, I'm not out on my ass with nothing to my name but a dirty smile and this bittersweet piece of paper. To be frank, I'm tired of being a poor arts ...

    16 Jan 2017 -

  6. How is the program? Is it comparable to a USC or MIT? Some of the electives at Columbia look great and the ability to intern during the school year seems like a huge plus. Is the alumi network strong and do companies actually come on campus to recruit? Re ...

    29 Dec 2016 -

  7. Applied for a position and will be having the first phone call conversation, which I assume will be a small interview to gauge whether they want to meet in person. What kind of questions can I expect, how to prepare? Thank you! finance JP Morgan Real Esta ...

    1 comment24 Nov 2016 -

  8. Hey I have an upcoming interview in TD's Boston Office for a Credit Analyst dealing with commercial real estate and REIT portfolio. Anyone have any interview experience with TD or this field with another bank that can give some pointers? Interview qu ...

    1 comment17 Nov 2016 -

  9. I did a search but didn't see anything comparable to this question; what are your thoughts on real estate groups like CBRE Capital Advisors, Eastdil, etc vs going to a small-medium fund, say 100-700m AUM? In terms of deal complexity/intellectual enga ...

    4 Nov 2016 -

  10. I want to work for a large, holistic company like Hines-- who is hiring a development analyst. Who should I contact if I have no contacts at a company? Can I reach out to multiple people and use LinkedIn? Can I ask, "what I can do in 1 year time to e ...

    1 comment27 Oct 2016 -

  11. Centercap Group

    Investment Banking

    Has anyone ever heard of this group or have any experience with them? They are a boutique real estate banking shop. From the website sounds like IBD not brokerage. Real Estate Investment Banking No ...

    31 Aug 2016 -

  12. Database of interview questions from Irgens, as well as compensation figures...

    7 Oct 2016

  13. Was seeing if anyone has any info on this group. I believe they may be based in the Miami office? Have called the office and ran through LinkedIn, but have not had luck getting details on how the group is organized or who runs it. Would love some info on ...

    19 Aug 2016 -

  14. Fund started in 2003 by Bruce Rose of Salomon Brothers. Strategy focused on control-based investing in the US real estate, mortgage and fixed income markets. Known for their buyout of the leading mortgage originator New Century during the 07-08 crisis. Ba ...

    1 comment21 Jul 2016 -

  15. Hi, has anyone ever heard of Columbia Investment Partners? I have a phone interview lined up with them and I'm not certain about their interview process. Additionally, how should I talk about a real estate investment opportunity intelligently? I can ...

    22 Jun 2016 -

  16. Hi All, I've been reading WSO for a while not but haven't written or commented much. Last weekend I sat for Level 3 of the CFA Exams and feel pretty confident about it after passing the first two levels on my first try. My question for the commu ...

    12 Jun 2016 -

  17. 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 -

  18. I Currently attend Fordham University. I Was accepted to BU Questrom and Northeastern D'Amore-McKim as a transfer and I am deciding on where to transfer (or stay) for a future career in Wall Street/Finance. [Specifically Real Estate Finance related]. ...

    1 comment13 Jun 2016 -

  19. I am currently a finance student at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and was accepted as a junior year transfer to Boston University's Questrom School of Business and Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Bus ...

    31 May 2016 -

  20. 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 -

  21. Was wondering if anyone has information on these two firms. See they are active in Latin America and was hoping to get some color on their activity down there. I'm currently in a group working on similar projects, but all our stuff is domestic. Thank ...

    25 May 2016 -

  22. Hi guys- would anyone be willing to share any loan valuation models they use to value subperforming/nonperforming real estate loans? I have one that I'm using right now that I think could be improved. You basically have to estimate typical yields an ...

    13 May 2016 -

  23. Hi all, a bit of background on myself: Graduated from an Ivy in 2010 Spent 2 years as an analyst at a BB bank (top group) Spent 3 years at a lower MM PE /Private Debt Shop focused on energy, healthcare, consumer Spent the last year at an upper MM, well-kn ...

    10 May 2016 -

  24. Hi I am relatively new in this community and I've already found it very knowledgeable and helpful. My background: I earned a MA in Economic Policy from a tier 2 university in Boston as an international student. I got into Real Estate 4 years ago as a ...

    1 comment4 May 2016 -

  25. Hello All! Does anyone have any insight into the Carlyle Group 's Real Estate group? I am interested in what types of questions they ask during interviews and what specific types of modeling they want associates to master. Any other insights would be ...

    1 comment20 Apr 2016 -

  26. The debates lately have focused a lot of attention on taxes and interest rates, specifically how the 0% interest rate policy has hurt income growth but helped Wall Street. Everyone here has seen steady and healthy deal flow, but it raises an interesting q ...

    29 Oct 2015 -

  27. Monkeys, My wife and I are starting to get serious about buying a place here in Chicago. We're not ready to leave the city and head to the suburbs, so we're considering a condo purchase in one of the neighborhoods. For the sake of argument, assu ...

    15 Sep 2015 -

  28. Fellow monkeys, I am in need of help. My junior year is fast approaching and I want to target my networking effectively so that I can be in a good position for recruiting. I am currently struggling to know what I want to do with my career because the more ...

    1 comment18 Aug 2015 -

  29. Click here for our Real Estate forums. It is where we discuss the industry as well as different firms and groups. Real Estate Real Estate List reading recommended ...

    25 Jul 2017 -

  30. Click here for our Real Estate forums. It is where we discuss the industry as well as different firms and groups. Real Estate Real Estate RE repe ...

    25 Jul 2017 -

  31. Hi, I have an interview for BNP Paribas IBE Real Estate Finance division. Does anyone have any tips or advice on what the culture is at BNP or what they would be looking for as a new Analyst? Cheers bnp paribas Real Estate Finance Real Estate BNP Paribas ...

    26 May 2015 -

  32. CCRE

    Real Estate

    Anyone have any experience working for or with Cantor Commercial Real Estate (CCRE)? What are your thoughts? Ccre Real Estate CMBS No ...

    8 Apr 2015 -

  33. Appreciate the suggestions. Real Estate china italy Brazil No Yes 178209 343102 284048 232663 134144 ...

    1 comment13 Mar 2015 -

  34. I was wondering how you guys felt about credit analysts for mortgage companies? I'm in Canada and my ultimate goal is to go into CRE cap markets or investment banking/ S&T. I don't have anything else right now so I will likely take this oppo ...

    3 Mar 2015 -

  35. RICS Certified UK

    Real Estate

    hello i have an economics degree i work in real estate investment/valuation and will remain in real estate finance/valuation/asset mgmt field i want to become MRICS how do i go about doing this? i have searched online, but its not very clear, are there ex ...

    1 comment9 Feb 2015 -

  36. Hello WSO Community My name is Manuel Angeles. I'm a recent graduate of University of California Santa Barbara. Currently, I'm working with investors in Probate Real Estate Properties throughout Los Angeles. I endeavor to have a corporation invo ...

    20 Jan 2015 -

  37. I have an interview coming up and am wondering the following: First, for background the job functions are CRE debt (cmbs, mezz, jr, etc.) and outright asset purchase across all real estate. 1. expected comp? Firm is under 1 billion in aum. under 500mm in ...

    1 comment16 Jan 2015 -

  38. I am interested in real estate but am torn between joining a real estate lending group or a real estate advisory/investment banking group. Insight welcome... Real Estate No ...

    13 Jan 2015 -

  39. Real Estate investment bank underwriting No Yes 90056 88034 254096 380383 426532 ...

    1 comment9 Feb 2016 -

  40. Interesting read about how Boston might deal with rising sea-levels. I'd be curious to see how something like this would turn out, especially from a real estate perspective: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29761274 Boston's city planners and ar ...

    28 Oct 2014 -

  41. drogers's blog Real Estate Reference- Realty directory and local real estate agent listings. Real Estate Blog ...

    6 Mar 2012 -

  42. Hi everyone, I'm taking a gap year because in the first two years of college I had hemiplegic migraine headaches that occurred spontaneously but was somewhat controlled by my usage of migraine medicine. Unfortunately for me my grades suffered terribl ...

    8 Sep 2014 -

  43. I'm looking for a FT position in a variety of fields, but specifically acquisitions & Asset Management. I'm casting a wide net, however, and am including development, special servicing, mezz lending shops, MM REIB I love garamond but i' ...

    23 Apr 2016 -

  44. REPEAnalyst's blog I'm looking to include a cost segregation component in my multi-family acquisition model to quantify the additional cash flow received from the accelerated depreciation of personal assets that are grouped with real property as ...

    23 Nov 2011 -

  45. All, I have a lead on an analyst position at Great American Group in the Dallas area. I'm not that familiar with the company. Does anyone have thoughts as to their reputation, culture, or exit ops? Any input is most appreciated. Real Estate Great Hil ...

    15 Apr 2014 -

  46. RBC Capital Markets currently has an opening for this position and I'm considering applying. I'm strongly interested in landing a position at a REPE (real estate private equity) shop and contemplating if this position would enhance my chances as ...

    18 Mar 2014 -

  47. I've heard things from some BX analysts that they do lots of quarterly analysis of whatever sector they are working on, but what are some other typical tasks and do they relate at all to some typical IBD tasks? Real Estate No ...

    5 Mar 2014 -

  48. Hello all, There was a total of 13 ibanking US deals last year in real estate. Here's the list in case some of you don't have access. If you want a true ibanking experience, this list of firms is a good start. If you want to get the actual deals ...

    16 Jan 2014 -

  49. As I wrote in an earlier thread, am an attorney with a msred and want to move to the business side of re. What are the seasoned guys opinions (those who come in contact with cert attys each year on the operations side) of using work in tax certiorari as a ...

    10 Dec 2013 -

  50. Hey all, I'm starting at a BB in London this summer as an analyst and I've recently learnt that I have been placed in the Real Estate Team. It wasn't my top choice but, given that it wasn't one of the teams I was against joining either ...

    23 Apr 2016 -

  51. Click here for our Real Estate forums. It is where we discuss the industry as well as different firms and groups. These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of Real Estate ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  52. The Wall Street Oasis Company Database includes thousands of financial firms, including those specialising in real estate. This database allows you to filter and search by zip code, industry and keyword. Included in the database are thousands of compensat ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  53. Is the housing market on the verge of recovering? Is it recovering already? If you're not sure whether you believe the economists and pundits who think they can see the future, here are some tools that will help you make up your own mind. Pending Hom ...

    3 May 2010 -

  54. Shoddy construction throughout the world, but especially in China and the U.S., is a type of mal-investment, and it will have consequences. Everybody seems to know about China's real estate bubble and brand new empty cities, but few seem to understan ...

    1 comment14 Apr 2010 -

  55. A client of ours made the Journal this week. Good read about the inner workings of a REIT. [quote]Commercial Property Pros Lock Horns over CommonWealth REIT Last summer, when Jeff Blau, chief executive of Related Cos., was approached by a young vice presi ...

    1 comment25 Jul 2013 -

  56. oilprice's blog The shape of this economic recovery will not be in a "V", as many pundits have promulgated, but instead may be the inversion of that letter...which will unfortunately look much more like a tepee. The upcoming downfall will s ...

    1 comment16 Jan 2010 -

  57. looking on linkedin it appears that many HInes analysts end up going to b-school and then back to hines. I was curious to know if they pay for it? MBA Real Estate Hines Hines Interests Limited Partnership Salary Yes ...

    24 May 2013 -

  58. I've been unsuccessful trying to find a resource that gives me a formula for how to find bell curve distribution % in excel (using normdist formula or others that are more applicable) to spread costs. I am trying to make it dynamic based on whatever ...

    1 comment11 May 2013 -

  59. What are your opinions on Lipseys brand survey for commercial real estate? You can find the results for 2013 here: http://www.lipseyco.com/images/stories/Lipsey-2013... with the top ten being: 1. CBRE 2. JLL and Colliers (tied) 4. Cushman & Wakefield ...

    1 comment16 Apr 2013 -

  60. I am a college student and was put in touch with someone at Integrated Asset Services. Can anyone tell me more about what exactly they do? This is what is listed on their website: Integrated Asset Services delivers premier mortgage services for the entire ...

    29 Jan 2013 -

  61. Real estate firms

    Real Estate

    Real estate stocks have been hit hard during the current stock market meltdown. In addition, home prices have fallen by as much as 25% in certain urban markets. This is a new phenomenon in India, where boom and bust cycles in property markets have rarely ...

    30 Nov 2012 -

  62. Hi, I am interviewing for Blackstone 's Real Estate Debt Strategies group. It seems the groups tend to have a bit of overlap, anyone have any ideas if the interviews might be the same in terms of what is asked? ie, LBOs, REIT accounting, etc. private ...

    1 comment30 Sep 2012 -

  63. Big4 + IBD--> ER?

    Resume Advice

    I've had a couple of people look at my CV and say it's great, would appreciate all the constructive criticism possible! I will be starting at a Big 4 company in Audit, have a top BB internship and am looking to break into Equity Research ASAP. I ...

    1 comment22 Aug 2012 -

  64. Hey guys, I would like your take on my situation. Currently, I am interning for a hotel development firm. I get pretty good work experience, light modeling and memorandum work. However, I have opportunities to join a few different multi-family development ...

    1 comment17 Aug 2012 -

  65. How are the hours/comp/exit opps/reputation of this industry in general? how about for well known shops like cw capital, torchlight investors, LNR capital, C-III and the like? Is this generally a good launch pad for a career in real estate debt? i'm ...

    1 comment6 Aug 2012 -

  66. Hi! I am looking for someone who is familiar with institutional real estate investing in the Commercial Real Estate space. In the last days I have spent some time to find how deal structures look like in that segment. Especially how the refinancing of suc ...

    1 comment6 Jun 2012 -

  67. Just got through 2 rounds of interviews with a REPE firm, and was told to expect an in-home excel modeling test sometime next week. One of the analysts there said the test would take about 4 hours to complete. Given the length and RE nature of the test, I ...

    1 comment6 Jun 2012 -

  68. Anyone interview with Brookfield before? I know they are a top CRE Firm, but whats the culture / lifestyle / comp like for their Analysts? What are the interview formats and typically how many rounds? Thanks Real Estate Brookfield Financial Interview Yes ...

    1 comment16 Aug 2011 -

  69. I was wondering if anyone could recommend the most common financial products for investing in housing and commodity indices. Housing I am curious how investors will react to rising mortgage rates, and would like to follow a product, not necessarily an ind ...

    1 comment23 Feb 2011 -

  70. Job- Analyst at hotel company

    Job Search Advice

    I was sent a job opening at a hotel company and was asked if I knew anyone looking for a job. If anyone wants to hear more about it shoot me a pm. Just trying to help fellow monkeys out. Heres some basics:-hotel company (500+ hotels nationwide)-located in ...

    4 Feb 2011 -

  71. Is there anybody with knowledge about IB real estate, gaming and lodging? I would greatly appreciate a chance to PM and ask few questions. Even better if somebody could speak from an Associate+ perspective. Thanks in advance! IB Real Estate RE Gaming No ...

    17 Nov 2010 -

  72. I'm kinda curious to see what peoples opinions/thoughts on the residential real estate market is in New York City area (and if you want to break it down by Prime, 'fringe' like Harlem, FiDi, LIC, Willyburg, Jersey City, etc) going forward. ...

    15 Nov 2010 -

  73. this might be a long shot, but i keep running across the acronym "WALT." It has something to do with real estate property or fund valuation- can anyone give me a hand with a translation of this? thanks Real Estate german No ...

    10 Nov 2010 -

  74. Just got my phone interview for Ernst & Young with their real estate transactions advisory services group. Any ideas on what I should expect on the technical interview? The HR person told me it was a 3 year analyst who will be testing my real estate f ...

    8 May 2010 -

  75. Health Care and Real Estate

    Site Suggestions

    This is probably in the works but I see a lot of job postings for health care management analysts and real estate analysts. Would it be possible to post a couple of videos on building models for these two business segments? ffactor out. Real Estate No ...

    27 Apr 2010 -

  76. Hi All, I'm applying for admission to Cornell's MS in Real Estate and Columbia's MS in RE Development programs and was wondering if there were any grads from those programs on this forum. Just curious to find out what they thought of the pr ...

    1 comment2 Jun 2010 -

  77. Not many would resort to the Skyscraper Index Concept as a decisive investment decision tool. The concept was published by Andrew Lawrence and it suggests the worlds historic recessions were signaled by the construction of skyscrapers. Although he introdu ...

    4 Jan 2010 -

  78. Hi All, I graduated from a Tier II with an MBA in finance/accounting in 2000 and have been working in equipment financing ever since. I've held positions as varied as credit analyst, deal structurer, and sales. However, I've overstayed my welcom ...

    1 comment5 Nov 2009 -

  79. NYC real estate

    Off Topic

    I currently live in a rental building but am looking to buy a 1-bedroom condo in manhattan. I've looked at about 20 different buildings thus far but have been extremely disappointed. Either the building is nice but in a lousy neighborhood, or the are ...

    8 Jun 2009 -

  80. Hey, I don't know if I really expect anyone to know the answers to these questions, but what the heck. This IS wallstreetoasis. So, I've invented a new investment security that I'm quite positive doesn't currently exist. To make long q ...

    1 comment10 Mar 2009 -

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