Launching a Real Estate Fund

Should Olivia John launch her own private equity real estate fund and if so, what are the day one strategic decisions she must make?

Michelle K. Felman, Russell C. Platt  | Spring 2022
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Olivia John has followed a path of success, having built an enviable track record as an all-star investor in real estate at asset management behemoth, the Blackstone Group. Over her 13-year career, John has faced and surpassed stumbling blocks, including advancing into a senior investment position among a competitive pool and doing so while overcoming the hurdles that women face in the financial services industry. In this case, students will learn about the real estate investment environment and examine the considerations that John faces in her investment fund launch, including strategy, seed capital, firm-level economics, timing and personal factors.

Case ID: 220308

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