Brokerage to Principal
Wanting to make a move to the principal side of things but looking for advice prior.
About me: I work for an investment sales team at one of the big 4 in a primary market covering office, retail, and industrial. Been here for a little over a year and have a great grasp of Argus, Excel, and basically the conceptual understanding of how various factors (debt, leasing, markets) affect value. Feel like I'm either going to stick with this and become a senior analyst or make my move.
Is it too early for me to leave to the principal side? Should i stick it out as a senior analyst first?
Is my resume sufficient to even break into a larger firm?
Location is a big factor for me but - should I look for firms with higher aums everywhere and grind at the best potential offer for a couple of years?
Or should I find a smaller firm in a city I like and ride with them?
Thanks. All advice appreciated.