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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 …

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Life as an REPE Analyst, Part One

How are you staffed on deals? Every real estate private equity fund has a staffer. Sometimes it’s a formal role and sometimes it’s informal. If you’re on a larger team, the staffer knows who is working on what and how much effort each project requires. Being a staffer is not an enviable job since they …

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Preferred Note Case Study, Part Three: Distribution Waterfall

Real estate private equity case studies often ask you to model cash flow waterfalls. To the uninitiated, waterfalls can seem complex and obscure. But really, waterfalls just determine how investors split the pie when the money comes back around. Pay close attention here, because the skills taught in this post will apply to most every …

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Preferred Note Case Study, Part One: The Question

Introduction This real estate investment case study will challenge your ability to model capital structure and a returns waterfall. With practice, you should be able to complete this category of case study within 30-45 minutes. This post will introduce you to the question and go over some key terminology. At the end, we’ll challenge you …

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Developing Market Knowledge, Part 2: Data Sources

To get a job in real estate private equity, you need to master three things: You network as hard as possible and learn by speaking with professionals who make real estate equity investment decisions every day You have developed data-backed opinions on real estate markets, namely: what has happened in the past, what is happening …

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