RE Career Advice Needed
I am looking to get some info on the differences between development versus acquisitions associate roles. I attended a state school for UG, and I matriculate at a non-M7 MBA this fall, with an interest for real estate in Texas. I have 5 years of work experience, 3 of these years were in RE. I would like to use my MBA to pivot into the finance side. I have narrowed down my post-MBA roles to either development or acquisitions roles; however, I am struggling to figure out which path would be more suitable, both from an enjoyment/interest standpoint and a compensation standpoint.
I know a few people at Trammel Crow, CBRE, and Tranwestern, but not well enough to get into the weeds of compensation. I am aware of top firms, such as Hines, Brookfield, and Starwood, but I am unsure of the types of roles I should target. Would anyone be able to shed some light on the differences in comp for dev associate versus acquisitions associate, as well as the difference in these two roles? Should I expect comp to be around $100K + 10-20% bonus for firms such as CBRE and Transwestern?
Somewhat new to the space still, so career direction and comp is a bit of a black box to me. Open to any advice.