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Big vs. Small Real Estate Investment Companies – Which One is Right For You?

Whether you’re just starting out in the real estate investment business or a few years into your career, the companies you choose to work for can have a big impact on your trajectory in the industry, and where you end up when it’s all said and done. When you’re trying to find a shop […]

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Commercial Real Estate Property Types (& Which One’s Right For You)

Commercial real estate can be an exciting industry, with a wide array of different career paths to choose from in the business. But whether you’re looking to land a job at a commercial real estate investment or brokerage firm, or you’re looking to do deals on your own, one of the most important decisions […]

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Multifamily Underwriting in 7 Steps

Multifamily is one of the most popular asset classes in commercial real estate. Apartments are one of the easiest product types to understand, and without the complexities of long-term leases that can come with office, retail, and industrial properties, many investors are naturally drawn to the multifamily space. Couple this with supply that just […]

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Real Estate Investment Return Targets To Shoot For (3 Metrics)

Valuing commercial real estate is not an easy task, even for the most experienced investors. Commercial real estate deals are generally priced by investors based on the expected returns the property can generate, with investors essentially back-solving to a purchase price that would end up producing those target returns on the deal. However, on […]

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How To Choose a Discount Rate in Real Estate Investment Analysis

The discounted cash flow analysis, or DCF, is one of the most widely used investment analysis and valuation tools in all of commercial real estate. But in order to run a DCF analysis, one of the most essential components you’ll need is a discount rate, which will help determine what the valuation of the […]

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Commercial Real Estate Interview Questions YOU Should Be Asking on Interview Day

Interviews can be stressful. And for job candidates, the focus of interview prep is usually (understandably) on how they should answer the questions that might come their way on the big day. However, what most people tend to gloss over is the fact that, while the company is interviewing you, you are also interviewing […]

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Real Estate Investing Books – My Top 5 Recommendations

If you’re looking to break into commercial real estate, Amazon is often the first place many people turn to get more information on the business and to build a foundation for what they’ll need to know to break in. In my experience, however, most real estate-focused books out there are either incredibly dry, technical […]

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Real Estate Equity Waterfalls FAQ – 5 Things You Should Know

Most real estate financial analysis is relatively straightforward, and you’ll often hear industry veterans say something along the lines of, “Real estate isn’t rocket science!” And while this might be true, one of the most complex, if not the most complex topic in real estate financial analysis is real estate equity waterfall modeling, and […]

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Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing – How To Run The Numbers

When you’re working for a private equity real estate firm that gets paid on the back-end through promoted interest (or potentially fees associated with selling the property), the deals you underwrite are going to be evaluated based on projected cash flows, usually over a 3-10 year period. And within those projected cash flows, a […]

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What a Good IRR Looks Like in Real Estate Investing

The internal rate of return, or IRR, is one of the most heavily scrutinized return metrics in all of commercial real estate. Private equity firms raise capital with promises of certain IRR values to investors. And promoted interest, often the lifeblood of a private equity real estate shop, is going to depend on what […]

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