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Five Entry Points To A Career In Real Estate Private Equity – Part II: Relevant Skills

Part one of this two-part series focused on the responsibilities of various real estate private equity jobs. In part two the focus will shift to specific real estate private equity skills associated with each of the five entry points. Investment Analyst As the name implies, an analyst must be good with numbers. Further, a quality … Five Entry Points To A Career In Real Estate Private Equity – Part II: Relevant Skills Read More »

Five Entry Points To A Career In Real Estate Private Equity – Part I: Responsibilities

Trying to map out a real estate private equity career path may seem daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Whether you are fresh out of college or have 15 years’ experience, there are a variety of opportunities awaiting if you know what to look for. Here are five career paths that will help … Five Entry Points To A Career In Real Estate Private Equity – Part I: Responsibilities Read More »

Property Value and Appraisals are Building Blocks in Your Career

With any real estate investment, accurately determining the value of the project at a point in time is one of the most critical pieces of information you’ll use. Real estate values change over time, and a myriad of factors influence the value. Appraisals represent an independent professional’s estimate of the market value of a property … Property Value and Appraisals are Building Blocks in Your Career Read More »

Construction Financing For REPE Beginners

Rarely will a real estate project be funded solely with owner/investor cash. This may be wise in certain instances, yet not often. For properties that will generate cash flow, leverage helps to lower the cost of capital and boost investment returns. Beyond vanilla mortgages for stabilized properties, construction financing introduces additional complexities. Banks and credit … Construction Financing For REPE Beginners Read More »

Three Mistakes to Avoid in Real Estate Private Equity Interviews

This post examines three common mistakes that candidates make when interviewing for real estate private equity jobs. I have interviewed countless candidates for various positions at my fund. If you make any of these mistakes, you will be immediately cut from my process. Protect your candidacy by avoiding these easily avoidable pitfalls. Mistake #1: Freezing … Three Mistakes to Avoid in Real Estate Private Equity Interviews Read More »

Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 3

Introduction This is the third and final step in solving the inaugural real estate investment case study challenge. This solution teaches you how to build a typical real estate private equity model used in one-hour on-site case studies. This is a basic model that you should be able to build from scratch without referencing anything … Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 3 Read More »

Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 2

Introduction This post is step two in our solution to the very first real estate investment case study challenge. This case is exemplary of a one-hour, on-site, asset-level real estate private equity interview case study. If you haven’t yet, go back to the original prompt and then the solution step one before reading this post. … Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 2 Read More »

Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 1 of 3

Introduction This post covers the solution to our inaugural real estate investment case study challenge. You may download the solution here. Submissions were due April 30, 2019. Because practice makes perfect, you should first actually try solving this simple real estate investment case study on your own. The original forum thread is a great resource … Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 1 of 3 Read More »

Real Estate Private Equity for Beginners: T12 Financials

This post kicks off our series on real estate private equity for beginners. Here, we focus on most important financial statement in real estate private equity: the trailing twelve month operating statement. You may also know this statement simply as “the TTM” or “T12.” Either way, understanding the T12 is a fundamental real estate private … Real Estate Private Equity for Beginners: T12 Financials Read More »
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