Structured Finance Analyst Looking to do RE IB/PE
I seek to tap the WSO hivemind for some advice regarding my current situation and plan. Looking for external validation regarding my intentions to switch from an Analyst role in a structured finance group at a BB to a real estate group in either IB or PE. For background, I have always been interested in RE and would say I have a good understanding of the industry at a more micro scale (purchasing a house, cash flowing properties, ect.) , and would like to understand it at a more corporate level and make it my actual full-time job.
Currently, I am trying to figure out where my efforts are best spent in order to make this switch. My ultimate goals are surrounding acquiring my own properties at a level of scale; which I feel I would be able to do in my own shop after 10+ yrs in a reputable RE IB & RE PE group. The issue I have in the immediate is figuring out how I should go about getting into such groups.
My plan is do re-educate myself on all the normal technicals that are required for IB interviews as my current domain of knowledge is more surrounding structuring ABS deals / the market niches that I focus on in my job.
Additionally, I wanted to hear if anyone had success with either of the WSO RE programs below / any other real estate IB prep course: 1) https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/courses/financial…, 2) https://www.wallstreetprep.com/self-study-program…
Last, and most important - was planning on reaching out to all alumni of my group / school possible who are in either REIB or REPE.
Was thinking this timeline was possible for a lateral execution after bonuses are paid in July / August. Let me know what you guys think. Appreciate all input / hearing success stories on anyone who had success switching to RE at a BB.