- UK citizen (half English half Chinese), educated in the UK (boarding school), returned to Hong Kong in 2013 to begin career
- Current: 1.5 years at regional private equity real estate firm (investments associate)
- Previous: 2.5 years real estate investment banking at global commmercial real estate firm
- Internships: Fixed Income desk at bulge bracket i bank, Leveraged Finance at European bank, Audit at big 4 accounting firm, global property firm - commercial real estate brokerage
GMAT: Projected, 720-760
- CFA Charterholder
- 2:1 from UCL (London), graduated in 2013
- BSc: Economics & Statistics
- President & Captain of Snooker & Pool club
- Guitarist - gigs around London with band
- Rugby club
- 2 months at a Hong Kong charity (a food bank)
- Current: member of a local political debate forum/think tank
- Guitar / Music
- Swiss Watches
Target Schools (in order of interest):
- NYU Stern
I would like to use the MBA experience to transition into a role in NYC (still within the private equity real estate / real estate finance space). I have Canadian citizenship which should ease the Visa situation slightly. Would love to hear your thoughts on my target schools (plan to apply to 5-6) and whether I have a shot at the top schools / what would be most realistic (and most beneficial given my focus on real estate in NYC).
Thanks all in advance!
Good to hear from you!
So far your profile looks pretty darned good. Hit your target GMAT score and it will be even better.
For your evaluation for top 10 or not, what will be critical is a) your employer b) what you did/how successful you've been c) how high your GMAT score will actually be.
Small differences here can make the difference between a top 10 and top 20 school.
Anyhow, I certainly don't think that Top 10 schools are out of range for you, but we will need to dig into the details to figure that out for sure.
Other than that for your question regarding RE finance - honestly just go to the best school you get into. If you get into HBS, you go to HBS. Other than that, CBS does have the cool and prestigious Paul Milstein center, which might tick things up int heir favor against a similarly ranked school (plus they got the NYC thing going down).
I hope this helps! And feel free to drop us a line for a free consultation
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