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Retail Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge

We often receive requests for real estate investment case studies. Students want to prepare for job interviews as well as practice their skills for personal growth. In either event, case studies are a fantastic way to better your skills and launch into a career in real estate private equity. This case study will simulate a …

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The Five “Food Groups” of Real Estate Investment

Real estate assets are  divided into three major types: Residential, commercial, and industrial. NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) tracks a dozen main property types in investment real estate and provides data on the returns realized in those property types (and several sub-types). Most REPE funds, however, focus on one of the five …

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Real Estate Private Equity Model 101: Property Tax Incentives

In many real estate projects there will be incentives from the City, County, State, or Federal governments that will have a meaningful impact on a real estate equity investment. Understanding these various incentives is critical to properly modeling the projects and determining accurate project-level private equity real estate returns. Property Tax Incentives The most common …

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) for Beginners, Part Three

This third installment in our series looks at one of the key investment metrics of REITs: Net Asset Value, or NAV. For most REIT investors, the comparison of NAV to the share price is a very telling indicator of value, and the type of long term private equity real estate returns that the investment could …

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) For Beginners, Part Two

If you are seeking a career in real estate private equity, you will need to have a basic understanding of REITs. Once you land your first real estate private equity jobs, you’ll gain even more understanding and experience with REITs because they make up one of the largest real estate ownership types in the world. …

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) For Beginners, Part One

You’ve probably heard the term REIT, but perhaps you aren’t sure what it is. Or maybe you know what “REIT” stands for (real estate investment trust), but that’s about as far as you can take it. At Leveraged Breakdowns, we aim to set you up for your career in real estate private equity. Understanding REITs …

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