Mr. RE Investment
After graduating with a double Master’s Degree in France, I joined a top American developer opening its first office in Paris as an Investment Analyst, then associate. I have been heavily involved in their first successful fundraising (€1bn) and first acquisitions (2 deals totaling €160m of RE value). Post-MBA plan is to transition to a RE IB team.
Undergrad School: Paris-Saclay University (France, top 15 university)
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 28, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: Master's Degree
School Name: EM Lyon Business School (top 4 school in France)
Extracurriculars: Urban Land Institute: member of ULI Europe actively participating in conferences and case study about affordable housing and architecture, French ambassador for diversity inclusion and work efficiency at my company: put in place call and conferences with HR Managing Director (Europe) to improve company's culture and diversity in our offices, Fundraising: have been engaged to raise debt for an African startup based in Madagascar (c.$200k).
Title: Investment Associate
Industry: Real Estate
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs
Big Life Wins:
– First of my family to graduate from university.
– Involved in the successful fundraising of the Parisian platform of a top 3 American developer and investor.
– Created strategic partnership between my company and Regional French developers.
– Help the French team to grow and led acquisition processes on the first two deals.
Post MBA Goal:
Post-MBA I would like to join a bulge bracket (Real Estate Investment Banking Team). My background to date has all been in the real estate investment space and I feel now too close from assets. I was initially envious to join an investment banking team and I would like to use my REPE experience combined with an MBA to do so.
Target School: Columbia