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Catch-Up Waterfall, Part Two: Modeling the Gross Returns

Introduction Catch-up waterfalls are a common staple throughout a career in real estate private equity. And comprehension thereof is frequently tested in REPE interview questions. Luckily, we’re here to help! The first post in this series introduced the case prompt. Now, this post will seek to address question one in that original prompt. Namely, this …

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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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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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A Beginner’s Guide To Commercial Leases, Part Two: Expenses

Commercial leases are the backbone of the REPE industry. Demonstrating a familiarity or a mastery of the terminology will help you nail a real estate private equity interview. Part one of this series focused on understanding the terminology in commercial leases related to income. Part two will zero in on the expense side of the …

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Three Mistakes to Avoid in Real Estate Private Equity Interviews

This post examines three common mistakes that candidates make when interviewing for real estate private equity jobs. I have interviewed countless candidates for various positions at my fund. If you make any of these mistakes, you will be immediately cut from my process. Protect your candidacy by avoiding these easily avoidable pitfalls. Mistake #1: Freezing …

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Real Estate Investment Case Study Challenge #1: Solution Step 3

Introduction This is the third and final step in solving the inaugural real estate investment case study challenge. This solution teaches you how to build a typical real estate private equity model used in one-hour on-site case studies. This is a basic model that you should be able to build from scratch without referencing anything …

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