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  2. 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 comments24 Dec 2018 -

  3. Wanted to do this since I have recently seen a trend of more CRE posts in general, and quite a few about REPE specifically. Brief background:-Not really sure if there's such a thing as a 'target' tranche for CRE /REPE in undergraduate schoo ...

    77 comments10 Jan 2018 -

  4. I work doing acquisitions, and I have recently considered applying for some Development Associate positions. Some postings at larger shops list CFA on their requirement lists, and I believe this could be the HR/recruiter/talent acquisition person just thr ...

    21 comments25 Jul 2019 -

  5. -How is it in regards to hours/pay/exit ops? Is there travel?-I'm equally interested in debt and equity, which one is more established and has better exit ops? pgim prudential Real Estate Acquisitions repe AM asset management PGIM Real Estate Finance ...

    17 comments3 Sep 2019 -

  6. Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/6/2015. Hi Guys, I've noticed there's been a lot of unanswered questions about REPE on the forums lately. Given that ...

    194 comments8 Nov 2016 -

  7. Sup guys, trying to figure out which offer is better and will set me up better for my career aspirations. I am two years in the workforce (1.5 years since I received my degree) and have been involved in the asset management function of a brokerage (JLL/CB ...

    15 comments23 Aug 2019 -

  8. 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 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  9. I haven't seen it posted here and I used to post them annually, so here it is- the 2015 real estate private equity rankings, made up of all the names you would expect. Still, there are some newcomers (Greystar, Almanac) and a couple of big falls and ...

    46 comments18 Aug 2016 -

  10. Real Estate Q&A

    Real Estate

    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 comments7 Aug 2013 -

  11. I'm currently considering attending NYU's MS in Real Estate program part-time but have noticed certain job descriptions for positions within certain CRE investmente firms prefer or sometimes require either an MBA or CFA (outside of some REPE, i ...

    70 comments4 Feb 2015 -

  12. 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 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  13. BB IB vs. REPE

    Private Equity

    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 comments27 Oct 2014 -

  14. PERE comp table

    Real Estate

    https://www.perenews.com/uploadedImages/Editorial_...... when PERE last wrapped a feature around a comprehensive piece of research on compensation levels in 2010, we did not appreciate just how loudly. It was easily the most-read article published that ye ...

    26 comments8 Mar 2017 -

  15. I was thinking we should have a place to bs about real estate in general- things we're working on, successes we've had lately, etc. For me- today is the last day of my pre-grad school REPE summer internship and my going away present was a return ...

    30 comments15 Aug 2015 -

  16. Hi guys. Is this track possible? What are some ways to move on to REPE without IB experience? Valuation repe real estate valuation ...

    50 comments11 Sep 2014 -

  17. Background: I'm originally from NYC, but I attended university in Ohio in 2007. While in university, I managed to buy, rehab, and flip 10 houses primarily in B and C class neighborhoods. I never finished college in Ohio, and couldn't stand to li ...

    26 comments20 Sep 2016 -

  18. Hi All, I am currently three years out of my MBA, concentration in Finance and International Management from a Top 40 school. However after much self introspection, I have decided I want to transition into Real Estate. Past work experience includes 8+ yea ...

    26 comments7 Aug 2016 -

  19. I'm familiar with the PERE 50 firms on the surface, but wanted more detailed information on comp (analyst and associate level), lifestyle and reputation for the top 10 or so firms. Anyone have any intel? Here's the list for reference (2014 Ranki ...

    28 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  20. 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 -

  21. 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 comments28 Nov 2017 -

  22. 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 comments5 May 2017 -

  23. 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 comments18 Feb 2016 -

  24. Why don't most people that plan to be developers start out working in REPE/REIB to build finance relationships to fund their projects later on as a developer? I hear allot that they require different skill sets, but I don't see how because it se ...

    26 comments7 Jun 2014 -

  25. If I'm interested in working at a REIT, REIB, or REPE, what are some periodicals should I be reading to keep up with the news related to the industry? Real Estate repe reit REIB periodicals ...

    22 comments4 Jun 2014 -

  26. Hey all, I'm sure I've contacted most of you by PM in the past. I'm trying to figure out the best way to get into real estate, specially valuation, undertaking, acquisitions, etc. I currently work in middle office at a BB. Would looking int ...

    17 comments26 Jan 2016 -

  27. The US government is auctioning off 100s of thousands of foreclosed homes and some see this as the tip of a $1 trillion iceberg of foreclosed asset sales... several PE firms & hedge funds are getting ready The buyers might also get help from the gover ...

    21 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  28. 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 -

  29. I read the article "Equity Investment in Real Estate Development Projects: A Negotiating Guide for Investors and Developers" (link inside post) which is a bit dated but was pretty useful. I'm getting the impression that REPE funds don' ...

    13 comments2 Mar 2016 -

  30. I'm a senior at a top tier college looking for first year analyst roles in CRE. My internship was not in real estate, but I have the REFM levels 1 and 2 certifications. I have an offer at a medium sized family office in Orange County (real estate tea ...

    9 comments3 Oct 2018 -

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

    10 comments5 Apr 2018 -

  32. First post on here. I transition out of the military early next year. Prior to my transition out (approx. 4 months before I am out of work), the military has given me the opportunity to have an internship while still receiving my military pay (this intern ...

    7 comments1 Aug 2019 -

  33. I am at a M7 program and finished my summer associate position in real estate coverage at a BB universal bank (think BAML, JPM, Citi) with a return offer. The question now is, take the offer and signing bonus, or say no and recruit for REPE if that is the ...

    9 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  34. Hey everyone, I've been reading through a ton of really useful threads on WSO with regards to the various divisions and movements throughout the RE industry. However, one thing that I found that was not really discussed frequently is where life insur ...

    13 comments24 Oct 2015 -

  35. So Blackstone have raised over $6 billion for their latest REPE fund and are targeting $10 billion by the end of their fund-raising. It seems like Jon Gray and his guys are operating on a different scale to their competitors. Do you guys seen anyone givin ...

    17 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  36. Is there an age limit for breaking into REPE or as an analyst at CBRE/Eastdil? Assuming you start off in a non investment role and are trying to lateral around into an investment role eventually, is there an age limit after which it becomes impossible if ...

    12 comments4 Apr 2016 -

  37. How big is your REPE?

    Real Estate

    My past experience has been in commercial brokerage at one of the top shops in a top 5 national market. I put in a few years but never really enjoyed the work I was doing. I recently fell into a nice gig working at a REPE, the REPE was actually a former c ...

    12 comments9 Feb 2015 -

  38. Hi folks! I'm very interested in REPE and would like to find out about the perspectives one has within a REPE firm's Asset Management and acquisition division respectively in terms of duties, pay, responsibility and the possibility of becoming a ...

    14 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  39. Top 50 REPE 2017

    Real Estate

    Read em and weep boys. I think it was just published today. PERE/Non-Pagebuilder/Aliased/News_And_Analysis/2017/May/Magazine/PERE0517_Pere50.pdf">Top 50 REPE 2017 Blackstone holding the #1 rightly so with Jonathan Gray still slaying deals. Notable ...

    9 comments21 May 2017 -

  40. 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 -

  41. Any info on who are the best headhunters to reach out to for REPE Analyst roles in Los Angeles? Would appreciate some guidance here. Thanks! headhunter repe repe Los Angeles University of California Los Angeles Salary Yes Yes 176051 460134 342362 151475 3 ...

    6 comments21 Aug 2019 -

  42. I'm going to have to complete a case study/modeling exam for a small repe firm. The firm invests in hospitality, office, condos, and mixed-use assets. I was told the exam isn't very complicated, that i should build a cash flow and be familiar wi ...

    6 comments13 Aug 2019 -

  43. Came across an Analyst job posting for Cain International. They're opening an office in Los Angeles and they currently have an office in NY and London. Anyone know anything about Cain? It's a "partnership-centric firm that focuses on gatewa ...

    6 comments27 Aug 2019 -

  44. Have the opportunity to join a specialized subsidiary shop of one of the larger REPEs (think BX, Brookfield, Carlyle, etc.) as an analyst. The subsidiary is very specialized imo, but I'm very interested in some of the other asset classes the parent i ...

    6 comments21 May 2019 -

  45. My ideal job would be to do Asset Management for a value add REPE fund. I like the idea of working on property turnarounds. But you have to take the pitches that life throws to you. I have an interview for an asset management position with a core fund com ...

    12 comments8 Aug 2011 -

  46. Hey guys, I'm just looking for some quick advice for my own situation. I graduated this past year from what I would call a "shit state school" with mediocre-to-low grades in a non-business major (Political Science major, Economics minor) bu ...

    11 comments17 Apr 2013 -

  47. Alright thanks for bringing me down to earth guys. That did sound incredibly douchy and I deserved those comments below. Good thing I posted on here first. Not gonna do any of that. I'll just network and be chill about it. repe development reit Salar ...

    8 comments25 Apr 2017 -

  48. I have realized that the name of smaller re shops can be quite creative. I was recently contacted by a HH to check out what on the surface appears to be (and probably is) a legit opportunity. It would mean more money, so I have some interest. However the ...

    11 comments29 Oct 2012 -

  49. Hey everyone, I've been reading WSO for a while now but first time posting here. I am looking to pursue a career in REPE out of college (previous internship experience in RE) and wanted to know what good full-time opportunities there are out there, p ...

    6 comments29 Dec 2018 -

  50. Like most people might expect, REPE is getting the majority of the attention. This comes as no surprise since many of the well known shops are highly selective, pay handsomely, and provide employees an opportunity to refine their real estate modeling skil ...

    10 comments19 Jun 2012 -

  51. pe internship on resume

    Private Equity

    on my resume. the bullet points look like this: * Sourced new deals and analyzed prospective investment opportunities * Developed pro formas for potential investments to assess valuations, equity investor returns, and potential exit strategies need one mo ...

    10 comments14 Feb 2012 -

  52. I'm preparing for an interview with a REPE Debt Fund (hence my prior posting regarding this topic). I was curious to know what types of financial models are typically used. The folks I'm interviewing with typically purchase portfolios of distres ...

    9 comments7 May 2014 -

  53. Could somebody please explain to me what the difference is between BREP and Real Estate Asset Management at Blackstone? Is it the case that BREP is involved in the acquisition of real estate and the subsequent management of it is done by RE AM? Private Eq ...

    8 comments13 Sep 2015 -

  54. I have an interview set up for GS's RMD Asset Management. I am wondering if someone can talk to me about their culture, lifestyle, hours, base+bonus (Associate level), exit opps/promotion opportunities, etc.. I know they recently switched offices to ...

    5 comments17 Apr 2019 -

  55. What's up fellas. I frequent this thread a lot but I have yet to get a solid understanding of why people say it can be tough to "shake the real estate title" especially when coming from REPE or REIT Seems like real estate would be a cool fi ...

    8 comments17 Dec 2014 -

  56. If you are already at an RE investment firm, which graduate degree would use pursue to get to a top tier REPE firm? I had the following exchange with a fellow WSO RE guy. We thought we'd share here to get more points of view... [] Currently, I a ...

    9 comments14 Feb 2012 -

  57. Deal Size Matter in Real Estate?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Is deal size crucial in terms of experience quality in underwriting properties? I am assuming it is much more preferable looking at larger, sexier properties rather than class B- C properties in tertiary markets, but does it make a huge difference in term ...

    8 comments7 Jul 2014 -

  58. For a first job would REPE, REIB, IB, PE, or HF be best? IB PE HF first job repe REIB ...

    9 comments2 Feb 2011 -

  59. I'm considering joining a financial intermediary as an originator covering secondary/tertiary markets. I'll be sourcing both debt and equity for investors and developers. My understanding is that 75-90% of my time will be spent arranging first m ...

    8 comments19 Nov 2012 -

  60. When modelling real estate private equity deals, or real estate portfolios... Do you guys ever use Monte Carlo simulations* (whether Crystal Ball or your own programming)? Do your risk guys use these (if you are at a bank, or financial institution)? What ...

    8 comments14 Jun 2012 -

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

    7 comments30 Apr 2015 -

  62. REPE questions....

    Private Equity

    1) Do you think that RE transactional experience at Big4 Accounting/Consulting Firm will open doors into REPE? (Deloitte, Duff and Phelps, E&Y) 2) Could you get into REPE directly out of a top 10-15 MBA program, without IB experience, but with general ...

    8 comments31 Oct 2010 -

  63. Hi All, I narrowed down what I would like to pursue and the jobs that are currently available online that I would like your advise on applying for. I have been working in the financial services group within a big 4 accounting firm and specialized in compl ...

    4 comments26 Aug 2019 -

  64. 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 comments16 May 2018 -

  65. Figured it'd be nice to set up a thread dedicated to posting good REPE or related roles that we come across. First one, looks like Ares is hiring an equity analyst in NYC: https://ares.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.... repe job posting ...

    5 comments11 Nov 2017 -

  66. Does anyone know FOR SURE whether Carlyle currently hires out of undergrad for its real estate practice in D.C. Ive heard yes and no. But I'd like to get an answer from someone for sure. repe Carlyle Salary ...

    7 comments18 Jun 2012 -

  67. From my understanding REPE funds with opportunistic funds invest in distressed assets, as well as developments/land. I was curious to know if construction / development experience is valued at REPE funds? If so, do individuals in this profile usually alre ...

    6 comments8 Jul 2011 -

  68. disclaimer: i like real estate generally, so this is only a what if? question but what if? i decide i want to get into more general distressed investing. can the high degree of distressed experience (albeit real estate focused) help me transition to a mor ...

    6 comments1 Apr 2011 -

  69. Posted this in the PE forum as well- looking if maybe anyone here has some knowledge to share. Thanks Anyone know anything about the firm?...have an interview here to come in as an Analyst (post BB banking analyst). Would like to know pay (especially with ...

    5 comments6 Mar 2014 -

  70. There has been plenty of discussion on carry in traditional vanilla PE jobs...however I haven't seen much on carry within REPE funds. Among the largest top 20 funds or so- at what level does carry start to kick in? Are associates getting carry- or do ...

    5 comments15 Sep 2013 -

  71. REPE Dealflow

    Real Estate

    Hey RE monkeys, long-time reader first-time topic starter here. Recently joined a small REPE acquistions team on the West Coast. As I'm relatively new to the industry, I'm curious what deal flow is like at most shops and if other firms are spend ...

    5 comments9 May 2013 -

  72. REPE Shops in Chicago

    Real Estate

    I was trying to come up with a list of top shops in Chicago. In no particular order: Walton Street Waterton Heitman Pearlmark Blue Vista Green Courte LaSalle Investment Management Any other firms? Any thoughts on the ones above? repe ...

    5 comments27 Apr 2013 -

  73. Ok so I have been reading through tons of threads and I am still lost on this single point: What distinguishes Real Estate Asset Management at a BB from REPE at a BB / PE firm? I understand that MSRE and GS REPIA/Whitehall are considered REPE. However MSR ...

    5 comments13 Mar 2012 -

  74. Hi, I got lucky enough to get a job offer at a REPE firm right out of undergrad at a small shop. I love the responsibilities and the role but have been told to now go out and look for deals. For those who started in REPE or had a small network when enteri ...

    3 comments1 Aug 2019 -

  75. Hi, I want to start a career in real estate private equity and am considering various paths to achieve that apart from the "traditional" banking to pe route. In particular I'm thinking about joining a smaller pe firm, which I think would be ...

    5 comments8 Jan 2009 -

  76. 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 -

  77. I looked around and I couldn't find a recent post covering this so since it is relevant to my current position, I was hoping I could get some advice from you guys. What would be a better place to start a career in real estate? Analyst at a debt and e ...

    4 comments28 May 2016 -

  78. For those of you in the industry-- which players focus more on buying companies versus those that focus on assets? REPE is obviously different from traditional PE in that some of these funds directly own assets instead of companies that own assets. I gues ...

    4 comments15 Nov 2014 -

  79. In order to make good RE investments (either equity or debt), it requires a deep knowledge about the market, or even a particular asset class in a particular market, and a strong network for deals sourcing and property turnaround. So I am wondering how RE ...

    4 comments29 Oct 2014 -

  80. This summer I'm starting work for a bb in their commercial real estate group, specifically lending. I'm looking to learn as much as I can before I start work. I have experience in commercial real estate on the buy and sell side but I've nev ...

    4 comments14 May 2014 -

  81. Hi all, Senior from target school who received a PE analyst offer from Realterm. REPE fund investing heavily in warehouses, logistics and airport real estate. Does anybody know about this firm/how good of an offer this is? Did a quick search on WSO for bo ...

    3 comments24 Nov 2016 -

  82. 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 -

  83. Good day fellow humans, I posted here about a year ago about real estate trying to figure out whether it would be possible to transition from my industry field into REPE, and what exactly is REPE. I have come a bit of a long way since then, and now I am e ...

    3 comments28 Dec 2014 -

  84. Architecture to REPE

    New User Introductions

    Hello. I am a full time architect, but plan to pursue a MBA to transition in to REPE. My long term goal is to set up an institution for architecture, which will give children of third world countries an opportunity a stab at architecture. Any advice? Than ...

    3 comments12 May 2014 -

  85. Thinking about in a broad sense of making the jump from a medium sized multifamily buy side shop to hospitality PE. No offers on the table, but thinking about future steps. What do these hospitality RE firms who are buying the big hotels, hotel portfolios ...

    3 comments31 Mar 2014 -

  86. Has anyone been through the Blackstone REPE interview process in the UK for London. Naturally, as other places have mentioned, it is very quantitative in nature. Can anybody go into detail regarding the interview process? analyst blackstone repe Interview ...

    3 comments28 Oct 2012 -

  87. Investment Analyst, Acquisitions & Due Diligence with Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, economics or related disciplines. One to three years experience as a financial analyst in commercial real estate or investment banking preferred. The ...

    3 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  88. Agriculture focused PE fund exit opps after a two year Pre-MBA stint at such a fund? Thanks agriculture associate repe FP&A Salary ...

    3 comments26 Sep 2011 -

  89. I downloaded a doc some time ago that broke down the fund performance of every PE fund that CalPERS invested in. I don't remember where I got a hold of it, but I think it was from this website. Does anyone know if there is a similar doc that breaks d ...

    3 comments7 Mar 2011 -

  90. Royally Screwed...any advice?

    Job Search Advice

    Shortly after graduation I interviewed for a position at a real estate debt fund. After my initial screen I was told that I was slightly under qualified for the full time role and that an internship to hire structure would be a good solution. I was promis ...

    2 comments3 Jul 2019 -

  91. I realized that I'm a bit late to the game on FT recruiting for REPE-related roles. I recently found out about Goldman's RMD Analyst program and, upon checking out their website, found that there are a few application periods. Period 1 began on ...

    2 comments26 Aug 2018 -

  92. Hello everyone, I have an upcoming interview for the SA program at Blackstone London, they have not specified whether I will be rotating or working in a particular team, so I want to be prepared for anything. What technical questions will they likely ask ...

    2 comments30 Apr 2018 -

  93. In talking to (or working at) LPs, what is your guys' sense of where real estate allocations are going? Are there differences that one can generalize about between pensions, endowments, family offices, SWFs, etc.? It seemed a few years ago that the t ...

    2 comments4 Sep 2016 -

  94. Hey guys I was thinking about this the other day and was hoping to get some feedback from some of my fellow monkeys (preferably the more qualified/veteran REPE guys out there). I was wondering how some of these large REPE firms (some of them with billions ...

    2 comments18 Aug 2016 -

  95. I have just graduated and am now an intern at a US West Coast based commercial mortgage banking firm. Working on the production side by doing some underwriting, market analysis, preparing offering memorandums; also doing some work in loan servicing. Compa ...

    2 comments21 Feb 2016 -

  96. Don't say general sources like Fortune or Forbes. news repe ...

    2 comments9 Aug 2014 -

  97. Ok, so it's been 3 years since ADIA hired Bill Schwab to head Real Estate and make a move into direct real estate investments. As I understand it they've recapitalised / refinanced a few old deals they were in and have constrained the number of ...

    2 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  98. Hi, Good place to read and get an idea of how to write a Real Estate Fund PPM? Any difference between traditional PE fund and REPE fund PPMs? Any info is appreciated. Thanks! private equity Real Estate repe ...

    2 comments7 Jun 2012 -

  99. I'm soon going to be a third year analyst in the real estate consulting group of one of the Big Four. I'm antsy to move on to new things, and I want to transition to real estate private equity. How desirable would I be to a REPE firm? Which firm ...

    2 comments6 Jun 2012 -

  100. Does anyone have any info on this real estate private equity firm located in Chicago? In terms of how their deal flows are and how well known they are in the real estate sector. I know that they only invest in properties outside of the US thanks! repe ...

    2 comments18 Jun 2012 -

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