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Ms. Well-Designed Real Estate

About Me:

I have a REPE acquisitions background but a passion for architecture, good design, and beautiful spaces. I hold a master of real estate degree from Harvard, but want to get more ops knowledge before going off on my own. My five-year plan is to start my own real estate development firm after b-school.


Undergrad School: Ohio State University

Undergrad Major: Double Major: Finance & Real Estate

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 700

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: Master of Real Estate

School Name: Harvard Graduate School of Design

Extracurriculars: Leadership Board, Harvard Real Estate Development Club, Editor at Large, Harvard Real Estate Review, Co-Chair, Harvard Real Estate Weekend

Work History:

Title: Real Estate Acquisitions Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Title: Development Associate

Industry: Real Estate

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I’m a first generation college student who grew up in a middle class household and paid my way through school and a masters degree with the help of merit scholarships. Immensely proud of that.

Post MBA Goal:

My goal out of school is to raise a $50M GP fund to develop well-designed multi-family and condo developments in the Midwest.


Target School: Harvard

Status: Open


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 10%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Ms. Well-designed Real Estate,
    Paying your way through college and a Harvard Real Estate Masters degree is no small feat! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think your background and passion for architecture, design and real estate will serve you well in real estate development. That said, the Admissions Committee will be curious to understand why MBA and why now. What specific skills or knowledge would a MBA give you that you cannot learn on the job, especially given your industry background? Apart from this, I think your soft GMAT could be a concern, especially for HBS, where the average is closer to 730. If retaking the GMAT is not productive, have you looked into the GRE? Some candidates find the GRE format to …

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    Coming from Ohio State with a GMAT that is 30 points below the class median means you have a tough road to climb. Do emphasize your first generation status. Good luck to you.
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