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0The highest paying entry level position with a MS in real estate


What’s the highest paying entry level position for someone with a business degree and a masters in real estate?

0Exploring commercial mortgage broker career path


I am considering a career transition into commercial mortgage brokerage. What can top commercial mortgage brokers make? How does this career path compare to that of commercial real estate broker in terms of day to day and earning potential? From the research I have done this job is tougher to...

+1MBA Salaries / Bonus


What is the current street pay for <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> / Elites for fresh <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduates? Signing bonus, 1st year salary, and 1st year bonus? thanks

0What is current signing bonus, 1st year salaries, and 1 year expected bonus


For <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> investment banking firms? What is current signing bonus, 1st year salaries, and 1 year expected bonus

0What do people do to generate passive income?


Hey guys, Can't trade single stocks at my the <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> i'm at. Besides real estate and buying properties at 5-7% cap rates (but less in reality w/ vacanies, and main. capex), what are some places you can earn a nice double digit return...

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0Hope Floats, So Does Shit....


Hi All, It's my first post but I've been lurking for a couple of days now (just made a legitimate account though). Here is my situation. I am 24 years old and have LOVED financial markets and investing since I was 10. But when I graduated High school the US recession was in full...

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0What is your process for creating a new ARGUS template for new deals?


Curious as to all of your processes for running through a new potential acquisition and what your process / steps to tackle inputting the property into ARGUS. Sometimes can get lost in the weeds for a while going back and forth between adding new tenants to the rent roll + market leasing...

0Accenture Regional Staffing


Ive been reading that for Accenture's MCDP program they have a region staffing model, which means unlike other major consulting firms you are not eligible to fly out to anywhere or everywhere in the US, but are rather limited to travel in your region. Why is this so?

+2Failed Real Estate Acq Assoc Candidate Case Study


I recently sat for a second round interview for the role above with a very large US-based developer's London office. It was shortly followed by the recruiter "expediating the process" by sending me a case study that they have all of their hires do. I returned my product and...

0OTPP, Private Capital Co-op


Just received an offer via school co-op for the Private Capital, Direct Investing team at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan. Anyone heard or done a position here before and could describe what the work type is like, hours, salary is? A lot of it is something the posting nor the co-op office gave...

+2How to seem genuine in an interview?


Hi all, I'm currently interviewing for roles and I'm having trouble coming across as genuine when I give my cookie cutter answers. I think its a combination of nerves along with the fact that I'm inexperienced with interviews. Based on your experience, what's the best way...

0Amount of Deals/Projects at Once?

Aye B

I've always been at a boutique, so I don't really have perspective into the other areas in terms of what a low/normal/high amount of deal flow is at different levels. How many deals are you typically working on at once, and how many deals does your group close per year? The way it...

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0Cannabis focused pe, growth equity & vc


I want to break into cannabis <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> investing, but don’t know where to start. Who are top players in this space, is comp similar to traditional <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> investing, any interview advice?...

+2Top 10 Investment Bank Ranking 2020

Triple GGG

Subjective or objective ranking of what the top banks on the street are in 2020. Rank the top 10 based on factors you deem significant.

0Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett to become USC business school dean in 2020


Thoughts? Could make USC Marshall more competitive down the line.

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0Advice for moving out of appraisal internship


Hey guys, I'm just seeking some general advice. I'm majoring in economics at a non-target and graduate fall 2020. I'm in a hot MSA for real estate, and I've interned at a <abbr title="commercial real estate">CRE</abbr> brokerage/developer...

+1Headhunters for IB / PE London


Received a list of headhunters from a partner at a large international <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm. To complete the list, as well as to share with others I am posting it here. Would be very grateful if anyone could help with building out the list, as...

+1Does boutique salary suck???


I used to work as an analyst at a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> (10 people) in a very large Midwestern city, and the base salary was 55k. I was promised a bonus, but received 2k at the end of the year. Am I the exception here or what is the average...

0Stockholm School of Economics: The New Bachelor


Hi all, Basically, I am a high school student, and a few weeks ago I discovered that SSE launches an English taught undergraduate programme in Business and Economics. Anyone from SSE here? How do you think their undergrad will do in terms of recruiting (because I might be technically...

0MFE program application advice MFE


Hello, Currently doing an undergrad program in law, and would like to complete change my direction to finance. the idea studying law seemed cool to me 4years ago but now I just don't want to and can't do this anymore Seriously thinking about pursuing a financial engineering...

0Liberal Arts Graduate - First Generation Grad (Rural South to City ) - Looking for guidance and/or a mentor!


Hi guys, I am a dude from a small, rural part of Arkansas who went to a semi-target (depending on what BB) liberal arts college and wants to pursue my dream working on Wall Street one day. Recently, I am not sure if that's still even possible. Any advice will be GREATLY appreciated!...

+3Modelling Gurus, please share your wisdom...

The Real John Smith

Hi all, New monkey here - I've been getting a lot of valuable advice from the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community and I hope I can build my career further and give back one day. Thank you Patrick! I have a quick question on 3 financial statement...

0Real Estate Debt (Toronto) to Real Estate Equity (Dubai)


Some background: I'm currently working as a senior analyst at a real estate fund ~10BN AUM with funds allocated to private debt ~2.5BN. A recruiter reached out to me from a top private equity firm in Dubai for a Senior Analyst role which will be focused on real estate equity investments...

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0Best tests sites for Cut-e tests?


Which is the best practice site to practice Cut-e tests? The site does not have to be free. Thank you for feedback.

0Interviewing during the work day.... thoughts?


3-yrs into my current role, a <abbr title="front office">FO</abbr> corp. banking gig in a major city at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr>. I'm approaching that time in my career where I am looking for the next challenge, what does...

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0Financial engineering master degree


Hello, Currently doing an undergrad program in law, and would like to complete change my direction to finance. the idea studying law seemed cool to me 4years ago but now I just don’t want to and can’t do this anymore Seriously thinking about pursuing a financial engineering master...

0State of ER Industry


Title says it all. Recently have become more interested in <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr>. I have been browsing some <abbr title="equity research">ER</abbr> forums and have read about potential fee compression as a result of MIFID, as well as...

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Salary & Bonus - Healthcare-
+4Get a bonus vs working from home?


Here's a question for you all. Let's say you could work from home 1 day (sometimes 2 days) a week but because some seniors in the office don't like it, it risks your performance bonus of $20k. Assume that job security is not a problem in the role. Also assume that you don't...

0Corporate banking to rating agency structure finance interview


I am a corporate banking analyst in a global bank. My work entails underwriting commercials like revolvers, term loans, leveraged loans to the corporate transactions like refi, <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr>, acquisitions. So a lot of credit analysis write-up,...

0Starting a new job and scared shitless - how to manage self doubt?


After a three year stint in consulting, I was tired of packing suitcases. But the grind was worth it. After a short search period, I was able to land exactly the job I wanted in industry. Compensation, work culture, colleagues almost every aspect seems to be a perfect fit from the outside....

+1Partner Buyout in development

C.R.E. Shervin

Anyone has any experience in modeling a buyout of an ongoing deal. We as the LP are looking to take out 3 out of 4 existing partners. How do i model the returns a quarter through the development process. what is the existing capital left in the deal from the 1 GP valued at? The trouble i...

+1What banks offer 2 year analyst to associate programs?

Bill Stern @ Axe Cap

Can someone shed some light on what banks offer 2 year analyst then promotion to associates? And, how do they determine whether you will stay as associate or get drop? Is this only offer to top bucket analysts? Is this only a <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> thing or is it...

+6New NYC MF regulations


Owners/operators/multifamily funds, what are you guys hearing in your world? State assembly reached an agreement last night in Albany. The new regulations, expected to be signed in the law: * eliminate vacancy decontrol (ability to bring up to market-rate when tenant leaves) * limit Major...

03 person panel interview with BB Next week!


Hey! I haven't had a 3-4 person panel interview in awhile. I'm a little rusty as I haven't had a full face to face interview in 2+ years. This is a bank I've wanted to work for a very long time. Besides eye contact, what else I should do? Thanks!

+2Rent Regulation and Affordable Housing in NYC


[Rent Regulation NY Times ]( I'm currently interning for a property owner/developer in NYC and everyone in my office has been talking about this this morning. I understand that people need to be able to afford...

0Capital Growth SA Geneva, Switzerland


Swiss Wealth Management Company known for its fraudulent operations, whose Co-owner and Managing Director Ahmet Gokay has been arrested by Swiss prosecution in 2019. He invested clients' capital in toxic assets, which were viewed in investing circles to default and go bankrupt. The company...

0Upcoming BCG online case


Hi everyone, I have a potential online case interview with BCG in a CEE country coming up next week for the Visiting Associate (or Associate intern) position. I am practicing based on sample tests from and am scoring on average around 50%. I realize this might be below the...

0ETF Sales job


Hi all, I would like to have more information about the <abbr title="exchange traded fund">ETF</abbr> Sales role (Smart Beta) and how it differs from selling Mutual Funds. Is it a good career move to go from a Fund Sales position to an <abbr title="exchange...

0Going buyside: Does location matter?


Would you advise someone (late 20s, 3rd year Analyst / 1st year Associate) to take a potentially career-track opp at a buy side firm in a different city with the hope of leveraging that experience to move to an <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> position later on? Does...

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0Big news


<h3>MARKETS</h3> <ul> <li>Trade: In a literal sense, President Trump physically held up a folded piece of paper he identified as a “very simple” Mexico trade deal in front of reporters. In a figurative sense, he said he’s “holding up” a trade deal with...

Lazard - Salary & Bonus - Generalist-
+2Is banking the safest path to becoming modestly rich ($10mm-$20mm)?


Howdy y'all, I have been thinking about this question for a while - is climbing the hierarchy in a banking group (traditional <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> / capital raising) the surest way to reach a net worth in the eight digits? Of...

0How long can I stay in CorpStrat, and when does it make sense to move in an operational or P&L role?


Hi Everyone, Little bit of background: I did my undergrad in math/stats, then did my masters at a top target. I did two years of internships during, of which 2 at <abbr title="bulge brackets">BBs</abbr> in <abbr title="investment...

0BNP Paribas energy resources and infrastructure (London) HELP!

Colonel Sanders

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to the quality of this division. I have been unable to find much info on this team. I'd appreciate any help that you can provide!

+1Microsoft PowerPoint


I am creating presentation on PowerPoint. I want to add different background in every slide. Can anyone suggest me, how can I do it?

+1BB IB internship vs. F500 or CO internship


I am currently a rising sophomore at a non-target state school. As a freshman, I got admitted to our university's investment society and investment banking society because I thought that was the career path I wanted. After learning about the intricacies of <abbr title="investment...

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+2Is it weird to bring lunch to work instead of eating takeout for every meal?


The people on my team leave the office for lunch every day and get takeout. I'd much rather bring my own home-cooked meals instead of eating greasy restaurant food all the time. Is it a weird move to be the guy who brings lunch to work instead of joining the rest of the team? As much as I...

0Blackstone recruiting 2020


Does anyone know of Blackstone’s recruiting cycle for summer 2020? Is it too late? I am currently interning at a rival REPE firm and was interested in the tactical opportunities group at <abbr title="Blackstone">BX</abbr>. Does recruiting for the summer start in the fall...

0IB Analyst/Junior Associate - FIG M&A


Title: Analyst/Junior Associate - FIG M&A Location: New York, NY ####About us This position is for a global investment bank focused on the middle market with offices across the world. Our Investment Banking group provides independent advice on M&A, capital raising, financial...

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0Linking Ending Cash to Balance Sheet - Modeling Question


I'm having issues linking ending cash on the Cash Flow Statement to the Cash & Cash Equivalents balance on the Balance Sheet. The numbers seem to be different by more than 20% and I triple checked. It probably seems that some of the cash is put elsewhere on the Balance Sheet (as the...

0Microsoft Office 2016 Upgrade


Our office just updated from Office 2010 to 2016 (and Windows 10 as well) and it's turning out to be a sh*tshow so far. Have any of you gone through the upgrade and care to share some tips / shortcuts for powerpoint and excel? For example I can't tab through the formatting pane in...

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+4Rank these REPE Books


I am trying to get into Real Estate Private Equity. Which of these books do you recommend the most? - The Real Estate Game (William Poorvu) - Real Estate Finance & Investments (William Brueggeman) - Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investments (David M. Geltner) - What Every Real...

+2Why do banking in LA?


Hi all, What makes banking in LA special? I know a possible answer to this can be about some of the more media/gaming oriented nature of the industries but I would love to know what some general thoughts are. Thanks

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+2Does Location Matter for BB SA Recruiting?


As I start networking for a boutique <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship I was wondering if it matters where I do my internship in terms of <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> recruiting if I want to end up in <abbr...

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0Corporate Banking to Big 3 rating agency structure finance interview


I am a corporate banking analyst in a global bank. My work entails underwriting commercials like revolvers, term loans, leveraged loans to the corporate transactions like refi, <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr>, acquisitions. So a lot of credit analysis write-up,...

+1Interview question: talk to me about a recent market trend


Hi everyone, Wanted to know how you guys talk about this question in an interview? I know there is a bunch of stuff to talk about but what do you think is the best and most effective structure to answer this question with? Also, what's a good resource to use to grab a topic from?...

+1FT Recruiting During Internship


Hey guys, I'm currently an <abbr title="Sales and Trading">S&T</abbr> Summer Analyst at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> bank and was wondering how to go about networking for <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr>...

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0Currently an algo trading intern from semi-target school


Hi, I'm currently an algo/equity trading intern (sell-side) in Manhattan from a semi-target school (10 - 20 US news rank school non-ivy). I am trying to apply this summer to different kinds of trading firms (buy and sell side). I was wondering what are good places to work at as well as...

+4Go-to sunglasses this summer?


Curious what you're wearing to protect your eyeballs this summer, looking for a new pair. Thinking about rocking [these]( for the clubs

+4What Second Year Internships Would Look Best For IB?


I am hoping to do Investment Banking when I graduate like many others on here. I am at UVA and am currently interning, in the summer after my first year, with a startup. I am creating their pitch deck and financial model so they can get funding from investors. I know that this isn't the...

+1FT networking situation


Hi, I emailed a md at a bank asking for a informational. At first he gladly obliged and even set up a call. However, after a couple of hours he emailed me again and said that since I have had prior conversations at the firm he wants to make it efficient for everyone and just redirected me to hr....

Ares Management - Review - Private Equity-
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0Investment Management Firms in Chicago


Who are the big players for Investment/Asset Management in Chicago? Looking for possible Junior Year Summer Internship. Also, of those, what is the culture and pay range like?

+3Negotiating MBA Associate Offer


Has anyone heard of anyone sucessfully negotiating anything with their <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> Summer Assocaite offer? I understand there is a pretty standard hiring process and starting salary. But has anyone sucessfully negotiated...

0Best Personal Laptop for Investment Banking?


Curious what the best PCs are for Excel and PowerPoint work. Assume you get a $2-3K technology budget from work to apply towards this purchase.

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+3Which cities do you think provide the most opportunities?


Curious to know what you guys think about the different markets/cities to work in here in the US. Every city seems to offer a uniqueness that can translate in to how easy it is to do business there, build a network, enjoy a quality of life, etc. We constantly hear about <abbr...

0Quant Analyst


Position: Quant Analyst Location: Boston, MA ####Overview Fintech startup looking for a Quant Analyst with impressive analytical, research, and project management skills. As an early-stage startup every team member has a voice and autonomy over their workstreams. The team works closely...

+3MSREDs - Outside of the MIT/Columbia/NYU/Georgetown

Dumpster Fire Yuppie

Ya'll- Currently looking into MRED/MSRED programs like half of the folks lurking on this subforum, is there any particular reason why schools outside of Columbia/NYU/Georgetown/MIT/USC/JHU are never mentioned other than the fact that AdventuresInCRE has the writeups? I did a quick...

0Sophomore Summer + Freshman Summer Questions


Hello, I am an upcoming sophomore at Umich LSA. I intend to go into investment banking or consulting. This summer I reached out to get a <abbr title="private wealth management">PWM</abbr> internship and while I did get some contacts and made some connections I was told...

0Adam Shaw - The business of sports

Deciding between Goldman Sachs and BCG and then leaving to become a tennis pro at Club Med. Why you shouldn’t think of your career as a race, how the most successful people figure out what they’re good at and pursue it in their own way. Launching the NFL Network and the future of the...

0What was LIBOR used for & what is replacing it (and why)?

Triple GGG

I was always confused to its purpose, and the eventual transition to a newer rate. Any insight would be helpful.

+1Got invited to a D.E shaw recruiting event


So I am a rising junior at a target university and I recently got invited to a D.E. Shaw recruiting event. I simply wanted to inquire about the firm because I’ve read and heard that the firm is more of a quant fund than a fundamental hedge fund. I am a finance major so I am not a quantitative...