Career Path: Commercial RE Broker or Credit Analyst
Last week I posted a topic about how I was working at a commercial real estate firm as an intern for the past year and I was not sure how much longer I should stay with them. Well, that firm offered me a position as a broker (or salesperson). 100% commission, 60/40 Split. I would get 5-10% commission on their deals that I work on (number crunching, marketing, design work, etc basically the stuff I did during the internship)
Hopefully this does not sound like bitching butttt....
Pros and cons.... I am 22 years old and if the people who bought commercial real estate were in their 20s or early 30s then I would have a solid network of contacts however thats not the case. I would have to start a network from almost scratch. I dont doubt my ability with people, however I do worry that my age and inexperience will present a few issues starting out. I DO NOT WANT TO STARVE, I GOT BILLZZZ TO PAY. Also, I am not sure that this city is where I want to 'settle down' and I worry that once I start here I will be stuck here and not willing to move later. But, that being said a broker job at 22 seems like a solid gig.
I was also offered a credit analyst job at a medium size bank.
If I am planning on moving from my current city eventually (3 - 5ish years ideally), and want to be marketable for A) Business school or B) moving into a new job in either banking or commercial RE in the city I would like to 'settle down in', what career option do you guys think would be better? Any advice?