Hey all, I'm building a list of skills to move my career forward and taking general advice while I'm at it. Some personal background:
- ~1 year experience as Research Analyst at top CRE Brokerage, non-gateway but major market (think Houston, Miami, Seattle etc.)
- Studied Economics at target school, aimed for academia but pivoted late for $. Received light IB interest, made final round at top HF (research background, perfect SAT), but relegated to RE due to poor grades
- Family has low socioeconomic status, so few connections and slim odds of becoming a broker, also clock's ticking on making that $$$
Given my background, what skills should I learn to maximize my value? I'm thinking Research -> Valuations -> Acquisitions, but I'm having trouble gauging my worth in RE. I'm not even wedded to RE long term, and dream of someday joining a global macro discretionary HF. I also want to move to NYC soon.
I bought Geltner and Miller's CRE Analysis and Investments, do I read it front to back? Do I learn ARGUS? Do I network (not my strong suit) like crazy?
Thank you all for your guidance.