Career Advice in RE Development
Looking for some feedback/advice on what my next move looks like at my current company (less than 100 employees). Currently, I'm working in a Cost Analyst type role mainly focused on reigning in our variance and managing budgets along side our operations team. I started in a very Development focused entry-role when I first came on, but was presented my current role as an opportunity to learn cost in hopes of having more accurate underwrites. However, I feel I am moving further and further away from development and becoming more project management. My managers have told me that true development is being able to execute as close as possible to the underwriting, managing all the teams involved, and tying that all back in to future underwrites. I've been told by them that this isn't a forever role and that they want to move me back onto the Dev track eventually. They've also mentioned that "anyone can learn to underwrite" so it's not the most meaningful skillset and ultimately is passed on to lower-level employees. In conclusion, I'm afraid of continuing in the role that isn't "sexy" and not being as attractive in the market when compared to true Development Analysts. Can anyone provide their thoughts on my managers' comments and/or advice as to what my next move should be?