Joined: 27 Jan 2012
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
WE: Corporate Finance (Real Estate)
, given: 5
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12 Nov 2012, 08:20
Will be 27 when I start MBA in Fall 2013
Fluent in English and Russian
3.0 / 4.0 GPA from University of Toronto in Canada with double major in Finance and Economics
690 GMAT (87th percentile) - Q49 V35, 6 out of 6 on Essay section, 7 out of 8 on IR section
CFA level 1, 2, 3 complete, may obtain CFA Designation within the next month if my work experience is approved
~2 yrs of residential real estate development consulting experience (Analyst level), very analytical in nature, reported to the Principals of a small boutique consulting firm
~2.5 yrs of commercial real estate experience at a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) which was acquired by a larger REIT this year (interesting experience being part of a merger) ... I had significant exposure to capital market transactions including acquisition of assets, debt refinancing, carve-out and IPO of specific line of business, secondary equity offerings, etc. (Analyst, and then promotion to Senior Analyst, unfortunately the next level is Director so I don't see any promotions coming up soon unless I get my MBA)
Board committee at a non-profit company
1) my current and direct supervisor, Director level (Canadian MBA)
2) my previous indirect supervisor, previously CFO, currently Founder/CEO of his own Private Equity firm (NYU Stern MBA)
Target schools: Booth in Chicago, Stern in NY, Columbia in NY, and LBS in UK.
Interests: Private Equity, ideally with a focus on Real Estate where I can leverage my skills/knowledge/experience. Knowing how small the PE industry is, I will also be targeting Ibanks with a focus on Real Estate.
Please comment on my overall profile, and specifically my GMAT score and my target schools.