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 … Questions to ask During a Real Estate Private Equity Interview Read More »

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 … Brain Teasers in Real Estate Private Equity Interviews Read More »

Know your Audience When Interviewing for a Career in Real Estate Private Equity

Behavioral interviews are a fundamental component of the real estate private equity interview process. In a way, they give you the opportunity to really sell yourself. For instance, you might be asked one of the explicit behavioral interview questions that we listed in the first post of this series. However, the behavioral component of REPE … Know your Audience When Interviewing for a Career in Real Estate Private Equity Read More »

Interviews are Active Conversations, not a Call-and-Response Routine

If you’re looking for a technical real estate private equity guide, look no further than this link. Yet if you’re looking to study behaviorals, you’re in the right place. The first installment of this series can be found here, detailing (i) the differences in preparing for technical vs. behavioral questions, and (ii) the specific questions … Interviews are Active Conversations, not a Call-and-Response Routine Read More »

Life Science and the Urban-Suburban Multifamily Divide During COVID-19

Introduction To the casual observer, “real estate” may seem to be one single asset class. Perhaps your personal account is exposed to some tech, some healthcare, and maybe some REIT stocks. After all, within real estate, the gist is that landlords charge their tenants rent. How much variance can there be? But when you pry … Life Science and the Urban-Suburban Multifamily Divide During COVID-19 Read More »

Behavioral Real Estate Private Equity Interview Questions

Behavioral vs. Technical Questions Real estate private equity interview questions can be generally categorized as technical or behavioral. Broadly, behavioral questions ask who you are (subjective/qualitative) and technical questions ask what you know (objective/quantitative). As with Liberal Arts versus STEM, the ways in which you are tested vary. Technical questions probe your mastery of a … Behavioral Real Estate Private Equity Interview Questions Read More »

When Real Estate Private Equity Investments Go Bad (CMBS Part 1)

Your Big Bet on Last-Mile Industrial Let’s imagine a scenario where a real estate equity investment doesn’t go quite as planned. Let’s say you’re two years into an investment you made in 2020, committing fund equity into a 30-property last-mile industrial portfolio. Back then, industrial real estate was hot and cap rates were only going … When Real Estate Private Equity Investments Go Bad (CMBS Part 1) Read More »

Public REIT Valuation Part 13: Debt

Welcome back to the real estate private equity case study series where we focus on the public REIT valuation of Aimco. Right now we’re building a net asset value (NAV) analysis, and in the last posts we knocked out gross asset value (GAV) and spoke to consolidation. This post will shift to focus on the … Public REIT Valuation Part 13: Debt Read More »

Public REIT Valuation Part 12: Consolidation and Why it Matters

Introducing Consolidation Welcome back to the Aimco public REIT valuation series. Here, we’re going to unpack consolidation, which has already reared its head in the figures we pulled for the previous post on GAV. When building public company net asset value (NAV) analyses, it’s important to handle consolidation consistently and back out minority interests as … Public REIT Valuation Part 12: Consolidation and Why it Matters Read More »

Public REIT Valuation Part 11: Gross Asset Value (GAV)

Introduction The last blog covered the 1:1 spin-off of AIR from AIV, and the blog before that spoke to creating a dummy NAV build. This blog will attack the first half of the NAV equation – calculating gross asset value. To begin, we’ll model AIV as the pre-spin company. Once we’ve established our pre-spin NAV, … Public REIT Valuation Part 11: Gross Asset Value (GAV) Read More »
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