Asking for More Responsibility at New Company as Dev Manager
I just left a small development shop as a dev manager to work for a bigger development company as a dev manager. It was more of a lateral move so that I could get more exposure to deal flow (new company has a LOT more deals in the pipeline). The new company I'm working for is based out of a more "major" market, and I'm working in the local office here in more of a "secondary" market. The local office opened less than 12 months ago and it's just me, the VP, and the MD here in the office. I've been here for a few weeks now and still don't feel like I'm being given much responsibility. We have several deals in predev that we are working on out of our local office and a few more that we're trying to put under contract. In my previous role, I worked directly under the owner so I was fully in charge of coordinating all due diligence investigation reports, design coordination, entitlement efforts with the land use attorneys, contractor coordination, etc. In this role the VP seems to be taking more of the lead on many of these efforts and I'm somewhat "assisting" when asked to do so. I'm trying to show initiative and asking if help is needed on certain tasks or if they need me to do certain things, but still don't feel like my plate is being loaded up very much. I'm also trying not to step on anyone's toes as I can tell they both prefer to handle certain tasks themselves whereas in my previous role the owner was happy for me to do anything if it meant he would have less work to do himself. Like I said, it's only been a few weeks… Do I just need to be patient or do you guys have any advice?