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Real Estate [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 22:13
Real Estate Development and the MBA. What are the possibilities? What career progression and day to day responsibilities?

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A good question....
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 12:34
I met a guy who was in real estate development and considering Cornell's MBA. They've got a good real estate program, I believe.

MBAs are about running stuff and making money. Real estate development is about giant projects and making money. Seems like a good match to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 14:43
Many go to work for REITS or REIT research, sell or buy side.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 14:56
I guess schools in big cities tend to have good real estate program (Berkeley in Bay area, Emory in Atlanta, and so on)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 18:20
Anything plus an MBA seems to yield dividends these days :-D
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I'm sure you googled it too, but I'll put in a link anyway -
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 07:30
I don't know much about Real Estate Development, but I am somewhat interested in the investing and financing side. Specifically, mortgage backed securities and other types of real estate derivatives. I guess that would entail working for a big bank, which I'm not super keen on. Anyone have exp working with MBS's? What did you do, exactly?

Also, I think working as a research analyst for a REIT would be interesting. Kind of like working for a mutual fund, only instead of analzying companies, you're analyzing apartments, office buildings, warehouses, etc, right?

As for programs, I know that Wharton and Berkeley have good ones.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 07:49
MBS is as far away from property as you can believe. Like anything when bankers get their hands on it, the underlying entity itself matters little - more how they behave when there are lots of them. It involves lots of ratios, data quality issues, more data, some data, and lots of too-and-fro with rating agencies and lawyers. And Data.

Most the factors of MBS are things that effect loan prepayment, it just happens to be houses.
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