Mr. London Real Estate PE Old Man

About Me:

4 years working for a global top PE’s Real Estate fund based on London. Having high career goal and clear career planning for myself , but currently having bottlenecks in knocking on the doors of the opportunities I would like to achieve. Already older than most applicants (33 yrs) but would like to take this opportunity before it’s too late!


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB

See More Profiles For: Harvard

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: UK semi/non-target school (University of Liverpool)

Undergrad Major: Financial Math

GPA: 4.0 (UK 1st Class)

GMAT: 720 (took 10 years ago), shoot for 750+

Age: 33,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Other Degree/Certification: Master MSc (Distinction) in Statistics

School Name: London School of Economics (LSE)

Extracurriculars: Entrepreneurship start-up in sustainable products

Work History:

Title: Associate Director

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 1 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Solid academics: Undergrad graduated with 1st Class (though not top uni in UK); master graduated with Distinction in LSE (top 10%)
– Have both CFA and ACA qualification
– Quick promotion (Analyst to Associate Director in 4 years) and top performer in current role; break into private equity industry from Big 4

Post MBA Goal:

Currently working in Asset Management (towards post-deal/back office). Ideally to move to decision-making roles, e.g. acquisition/front office roles in Real Estate private equity, or traditional corporate PE. Given limited actual deal exposure, plan is to start with small PE shops and gain experience.


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