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Book Review: Triumph of The City

Why I liked “Triumph of The City" The central theme of this book focuses on cities and their ability to improve the way we live. Although the author made numerous interesting and compelling arguments, I found his writing style a…
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Book Review: Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction

Why I liked “Superforecasting - The Art and Science of Prediction” I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to everyone in the real estate industry (particularly developers who would benefit significantly from being…
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Columbia Business School - Columbia University - MBA Real Estate Profile

When I started the MBA program at Columbia Business School in 2015, I was a prospective career-switcher. My work experience was in institutional investment consulting and private equity, but I wanted to change gears and pursue a career in…
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How to Use Debt Yield to Calculate Loan Amount

In our glossary of commercial real estate terms, we recently answered the question: what is debt yield? As a follow up to that entry, I thought I’d expand on the concept of debt yield by showing you how lenders use debt yield to come up with…
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The Sloan School of Management - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MBA Real Estate Profile

Real estate is a niche function in the MBA world, with less than 5% of most b-school graduates pursuing internships and full-time careers in the industry. Within this MBA real estate niche, the breadth of career paths is considerable, with…
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Anderson School of Business - University of California, Los Angeles - MBA Real Estate Profile

Before coming to UCLA Anderson to pursue my MBA, I was working in the commercial real estate debt group at a major bank in Los Angeles. I chose to come to Anderson in order to continue to develop my network within the Southern California…
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The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania - MBA Real Estate Profile

The Wharton Real Estate program has many different components, providing students with ample resources to learn about real estate, network within the industry, and find an exciting career. I chose to attend Wharton because it is widely regarded…
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Book Review: The Big Short

Why I liked “The Big Short” Having first watched The Big Short (the film) I was curious to explore the book in search of any insights I may have initially missed. The book did not disappoint and provided an easy-to-read narrative which…
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Haas School of Business - University of California, Berkeley - MBA Real Estate Profile

Haas has a fantastic Real Estate curriculum with a tight knit community, exceptional faculty, and great extracurricular programming. When I started at Haas I knew I wanted to commit myself to real estate, so I tried to take advantage of…