Best Pay per Hours in RE

Every noob has a post where, they want the highest pay and to work for Mega Funds.

What I want to know what are the best jobs for VPs to Directors in real estate, people with 7-15 years experience.

People with families who don't want to grind anymore but make a nice living.  I have to say recently I've seen people posting making 300+ while working 9-5.

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  • VP in RE - Comm
Jan 19, 2022 - 2:08pm

Go back to "France" with that mindset. JK. Tons of roles at VP level pulling 300K+ working 40 hour week with the occasional spike. Can confirm since I'm in such position.

While 300-400K income isn't huge by any means and won't make you "rich", there's always ways to supplement side income with side deals.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 3:09pm
CRE_Guy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My boss is Director of Dev at a boutique mixed use developer.. he puts in roughly 35-50+ hours/week and prob makes around $300k all in (cash) with $1-2MM in carried interest. Sweet gig

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Jan 20, 2022 - 9:37am
CREnadian, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you want to be a deal guy (either development or acquisitions)? Then you're not going to work 9-5 and make $300k+.

Development CAN be closer to 40 hours average but its a field where the workload fluctuates and when you're in crunch time you're going to be working 60 hours to make things work.

Your best bet is asset management - it's mostly a 9-5 job except for monthly or quarterly (depending on shop) reporting periods where it might jump to 50-60 hours for a week or two. Salaries and bonus are typically similar to development (maybe a bit lower at higher levels), and many shops still offer carry to AM guys.

Jan 21, 2022 - 12:07am
redever, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So, from my observations and even my personal experience... the best pay/hour ratios come from being a "subject matter expert" in something unique. Like sustainability, or innovation, or research/strategy, or some unique part of the deal, project type, etc. These aren't necessarily the "most paid", but when you are more a specialist than generalist, you are more there for you specific work/expertise, and not to "grind" it with the team.

And when you get to that 7-15 year range (esp closer to 15), you prob have an analyst/associate or even a team, so doing the 40 hr average is very possible. Clearly, not guaranteed and this is far from universal, but that's my answer! 

Jan 22, 2022 - 7:36am
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