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Life as an REPE Analyst, Part Two

Introduction This article continues our discussion on life as a real estate private equity analyst. If you’re looking to build a real estate private equity model or learn to calculate private equity real estate returns, we recommend you check out our hard-skill resources. But without further ado, onto the Q&A. How long does a typical …

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Live Case Study #1, Part Two: Bond Pricing Data

Let’s take stock. The first post introduced our subject, so make sure you’ve read that before starting here. Our end goal will be to build a real estate private equity model that tells us if we should invest in these bonds. Naturally, the first question we want to answer is how much are these bonds …

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REPE Interview Prep: Major RE Sector Cash Flow Profiles and Development Financing

This post is part of our interview prep series, where we teach you to answer common interview questions from a real estate equity investment mindset. The first question here focuses on the key differences between the major real estate sectors. The second two questions shift to focus on construction financing. All three concepts are critical …

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REPE Interview Prep: Leasing Fundamentals

Leases are fundamental to real estate. They drive revenue and greatly determine private equity real estate returns. Yet how much do you understand the basics of each type of contract? After reading this article, you will be able to: (i) quickly differentiate between triple-net, double-net, single-net, and full-service leases, (ii) explain the risks and benefits …

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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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1031 Exchanges: Managing Tax Liability for Optimal Private Equity Real Estate Returns

One of the great things to come out of the 80’s (as opposed to legwarmers and headbands) was the 1031 exchange. Like-kind tax deferred exchanges have been allowed since the 1920’s or so, but the concept wasn’t permitted in its current form until a series of court decisions and tax law changes in the 1980’s. …

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