Corp. Development vs. REPE
Anyone with experience/reccomendations regarding a career in either corp. development or REPE?
I am interviewing at a fast growing REPE (investment/acquisitions role) and also a corp. development role at a large MNE.
Have a few years big4 valuation experience and also a few years real estate CF/advisory experience.
Tried to make a move to VC/PE, but with very limited transaction experience it seems to be hard!
How does a career in either of the two fields compare to each order in regard to; salary, exit opps, learing curve, exiting work etc.?
I am very motivated by/investment related positions being part of the whole deal cycle, having meetings, doing negotiations, going out with clients/investors/.., travel etc.
REPE seems like a great cultural fit, lots of young smart people, travel activity and great opportunity to join a fast growing company. However, I am not sure that I see myself in other types of RE roles/companies and are afraird about my exit opps if choosing this path. Also, Real Estate does not seem to be rocket science and it maybe get to repetative doing acqusitions in the long-term?
Corp. Development seems like a better choice in terms of exit opps (???), exciting M&A/deal work in an industry I find interesting and more expat opportunities/locations. However, I am afriad that work not will be fast-paced/dynamic enough and probably with a team where the majority have families and thus not that keen to have a beer after work etc.
Any thoughts would be helpful.