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REPE Interview Prep: Development Model Basics

Intro Today, we’re going to learn about real estate private equity models focused on development. Read each of these questions as if you were being interviewed, and practice our responses as if you were responding out loud. This is baseline real estate private equity for beginners, so make sure you understand this information cold before … REPE Interview Prep: Development Model Basics Read More »

REPE Interview Prep: Pro Forma Interview Questions, Part Two

This is the second part of the real estate private equity interview prep series focusing on property pro formas. The first part of this series can be found here. You must understand these questions cold before beginning any real estate private equity interview process. Walk me through an office pro-forma The revenue side of an … REPE Interview Prep: Pro Forma Interview Questions, Part Two Read More »

REPE Interview Prep: Pro Forma Interview Questions, Part One

Understanding real estate pro formas is critical for any real estate private equity interview case study. The revenue and expense items for each major asset class should be in your muscle memory. Even if you haven’t made it to an repe case study round, the questions below will likely arise in your screener interviews. Make … REPE Interview Prep: Pro Forma Interview Questions, Part One Read More »

REPE Interview Prep: What are the main REPE strategies? Explain NOI and Cap Rates

Leveraged Breakdowns exists to prepare you for a career in real estate private equity. To that end, this series covers interview questions you’ll likely face when searching for real estate private equity jobs. Make sure you check out our courses, Breaking Down REPE and the REPE Starter Kit, to get the hard technical skills you … REPE Interview Prep: What are the main REPE strategies? Explain NOI and Cap Rates Read More »

REPE Interview Prep: Why Invest in Real Estate? What are the main real estate sectors, and how do they differ?

This is a collection of repe interview questions to help you prepare for a career in REPE. These particular repe interview questions focus on two common questions. First, why invest in real estate? Second, what are the main real estate sectors, and how do they differ? You need to have the answers to these questions … REPE Interview Prep: Why Invest in Real Estate? What are the main real estate sectors, and how do they differ? Read More »

Real Estate Private Equity Model 101: Other Incentives

There are five primary tax incentives in real estate private equity that can boost returns in your real estate equity investment. Analysts should understand the mechanics of each so they can build effective real estate LBO models. Two of these incentives have been covered already: Property Tax Incentives and Sales Tax Incentives. Federal and State … Real Estate Private Equity Model 101: Other Incentives Read More »

Real Estate Private Equity Skills: Continuous Improvement

One of the greatest lessons we have learned in our REPE careers is that you never actually “arrive.” There is never a point when you can say with any confidence that there is nothing left to learn and you actually have things figured out. This points to a critical real estate private equity skill: continuous … Real Estate Private Equity Skills: Continuous Improvement Read More »

Will Real Estate Private Equity Certification Help Me Get a Job?

One of the frequent questions we hear at Leveraged Breakdowns is whether there is a real estate private equity certification that will help distinguish applicants in a crowded applicant pool.  There are a few certifications available, but they are aimed at validating the experience a person already has. Put another way, most certifications require documentation … Will Real Estate Private Equity Certification Help Me Get a Job? Read More »

Keeping Your Cool When The Market Is A Hot Mess

We’ve all seen movies that depict the frantic activity on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When the market is on a huge bull run for the day, or in absolute freefall, staying calm and focused is critical to success. The Real Estate Private Equity day-to-day is not nearly as intense as one … Keeping Your Cool When The Market Is A Hot Mess Read More »

Real Estate Private Equity Model 101: Integrating a Cost Segregation Study

As a real estate private equity analyst, you will build complex LBO models and be responsible for their completeness and accuracy. Depending on your employer or the specific fund, your model may take into account the effects of taxes on investment returns. If so, you may want to consider a cost segregation study for acquisitions. … Real Estate Private Equity Model 101: Integrating a Cost Segregation Study Read More »
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