Transition from REPE to Corp Dev?
Hey all. I went to school in Michigan and started my career out ofin CRE and am now an analyst fund (not MF, it’s a family office) where we do deals across the risk spectrum as GP’s, preferred equity partners, etc. However, I’m realizing I don’t want to stay in CRE long term and the hours are getting to me (I work 70+ hrs avg per week and weekends currently). I know CRE is kind of a niche sector of finance, but I’d like to transition to Corporate Development in the media/tech space and am wondering how to best do it without going back to banking. Would switching to some sort of M&A role elsewhere first be the best way? I have extensive modeling experience, but only in CRE (I’m planning to teach ’s, ’s, since I have my license). I’m currently 23 and am worried if I don’t get out of CRE now, my window will close later on. Any advice appreciated - thanks!