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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Collateral Analysis

This is the fifth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on collateral analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:  Post #1:  Introduction & Setup Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Repayment Analysis

This is the fourth post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on repayment analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1: Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis Post #3:  Guarantor …

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Underwriting a Construction Loan – Guarantor Analysis

This is the third post in our ongoing real estate private equity case study on how a construction loan is underwritten by potential lenders.  This installment will focus on guarantor analysis.  To read the previous posts in the series, click on the links below:   Post #1:  Introduction & Setup  Post #2:  Borrower Analysis The intent …

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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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