FDLP Long Term Path & Comp
offer and had some questions
Background: I will graduate UG in May '23, I go to a commuter non-target state school. (Important context I feel like I should add: I'm 3 years older than I "should" be- aka I'll graduate college 7 years after high school). Got lucky this summer and received two great FT offers, a 2 year F500 finance rotation program and aestate acquisitions analyst gig at a small shop. The finance rotation total comp package pays 30k more than the RE in year 1 and over 3-4 years the spread could be a lot of money, not to mention top of line benefits, 401k match, etc. So I want to make sure I'm not crazy if I possibly turn the finance rotation down lol.
My career interests are best laid out like this:
facing roles like corp development/strategy >> real estate acquisitions >>>> FP&A/accounting/controlling
I know commercial real estate quite well, just asking about the finance rotation path. I want to make an informed decision.
So really my question is: if I perform/work hard/network could the FDLP lead to a reasonable shot at my desired finance career preferences down the line (even if it means or am I kidding myself with how competitive those areas are to enter combined with my school/age/experience?