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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 …

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Public REIT Valuation Part Nine: Setting Up the NAV Build in Excel

Introduction Welcome back to the REPE career development series series focused on building a public valuation model of Aimco. If you’re lost, part one is here. If you want my exact model, scroll down and click the download button; but you’ll need a course membership subscription first. However if you aren’t yet a member, this …

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Preferred Note Case Study, Part Five: Sensitivity Tables

As the old saying goes, expected returns increase as you move up in the capital stack. So why would anybody ever invest anywhere but the top of the capital stack with the highest returns? More specifically, why would the preferred investor accept a 16.3% LIRR when the common would receive 17.8%? The quick answer is …

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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 …

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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 …

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Become The Most Trusted Real Estate Private Equity Analyst In Your Firm

Much of what you read on this site is focused on hard skills, with the intent of helping you launch your career in REPE. This post will focus on what might be considered a soft skill, but a better term is a character trait. This trait will make you into the most trusted analyst in …

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A Beginner’s Guide To Commercial Leases, Part Three: Other Terms

The third and final installment of this series covers several of the other key terms contained within commercial leases. Some of these terms may come up as part of a real estate private equity interview case study. You can rehearse these on your own or even practice them as part of the real estate private …

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Five Entry Points To A Career In Real Estate Private Equity – Part I: Responsibilities

Trying to map out a real estate private equity career path may seem daunting if you don’t know where to begin. Whether you are fresh out of college or have 15 years’ experience, there are a variety of opportunities awaiting if you know what to look for. Here are five career paths that will help …

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