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10 DO’s and DONT’s for Real Estate Interview Case Studies

Although real estate interview case studies can be intimidating, there are proven strategies that can help you improve your performance and overall confidence. It sounds trite, but it’s true – practice makes perfect. Whether it’s modeling, mental math, or Excel keyboard shortcuts, putting in the time at home is by far the best way to …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Summary & Wrap Up

This is the sixth and final  post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will provide a deal summary and a wrap up that includes a cautionary tale about construction lending.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Collateral Analysis

This is the fifth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on collateral analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:  Post #1:  Introduction & Setup Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Repayment Analysis

This is the fourth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on repayment analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1: Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  Guarantor …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Guarantor Analysis

This is the third post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on guarantor analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1:  Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis The intent …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Borrower Analysis

This is the second post in our ongoing REPE Case Study on how a real estate private equity construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on borrower analysis.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the first post, you can do so by clicking here. The intent of this article …

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Underwriting a Commercial Real Estate Construction Loan – Intro and Setup

Introduction and Scenario Setup In the world of real estate equity investment, there is much attention paid to the equity that needs to be raised to get a deal closed.  While the equity piece is critically important, it doesn’t tell the whole story.  In nearly all cases, it must be paired with some amount of …

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Structure of a Real Estate Private Equity Interview

Introduction Knowing the structure of a typical interview will help you prepare when hunting for real estate private equity jobs. Each individual interviewer will bring their own style. That said, there is a general framework you can expect. This article will cover the course of a typical interview so you can better understand what you’re …

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Questions to ask During a Real Estate Private Equity Interview

One of the more common questions I get from students is: “what questions should I ask at the end of a real estate private equity interview?” Right off the bat, that question implies there is a set list of best-to-ask real estate private equity interview questions at the end of each round. But if there …

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Brain Teasers in Real Estate Private Equity Interviews

Introduction Brain teasers are an important topic in our coverage of real estate private equity for beginners. They show up quite often during interviews, though they may not always touch upon real estate-specific concepts. Categorically, they’re not the same as the other technical questions in our comprehensive guide. In fact, I consider brain teasers to …

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