Development vs. REPE
I want to turn to this forum for some clarity. ** Thank you in advice for any advice! **
First a little background on myself… I am a junior at a non-target studying finance and accounting. I have developed an interest in RE Finance and have hit the networking trail hard. I have secured an internship in PM this summer with a fairly active development firm in the Southeast. (roughly 3B in outstanding projects).
I am planning to use this summer to get as much experience as possible, while working towards lining something up full-time.
I am interested in development, but have started to consider REPE as an alternative option. It seems a little faster paced and I want to be able to use the skills I've learned in school right out of the gate. Is there an advantage to either one? I obviously don't have in depth experience in either but I am hoping to get some feedback to help me decide where to focus my efforts.
Ignoring culture/fit… In general, what position is more coveted among RE professionals? What position will provide the best transferable skill set? Are there any distinct benefits to either?
Also... which is more FUN? I want to hear the opinions of others who do this day in and out