Advice for breaking into multi family development role out of college.
I am a current undergrad graduating in May with a major in Real Estate. I have internship experience at a large / notable multi family developer. Offer to return is basically on a needs basis and that conversation likely wont happen until end of Q4 2023. Looking for any advice on how to hedge by applying to other developers.
More specifically most of my mentors and professionals I ask for advice always recommend not starting in development. Theseems that is is more beneficial to start in acquisitions and then make the move after 3-5 years. Given the current pace of deal flow and my timing into the (summer of 2024) this does not seem a logical place to start to me. I also have a passion for mutli-family development and know this is what I want to do.
Looking for opinions on this and how else I can distinguish myself as worth the hire to a large / notable multi family developer?