I have 6-7 years of RE experience across development, brokerage, and REPE capital allocation. Recently made a move to a small fund but wound up in a situation where we most likely won't receive another funding allocation and my origination duties (which I enjoy) are shifting to heavy asset management. Also the managing partner is a real piece of work and I don't trust him to treat me well going forwards.
I am currently interviewing with some firms but want to make sure that I land in a Director (or similar role) so I can stay longer and don't have to worry about getting lured in with false promises because I am a proven commodity on the analytical/DD side. Can anyone attest to what a) comp expectations should be in Texas markets (or similar, not NY/CA where CoL is much higher) for Director level positions (acquisitions, investments, origination, capital markets, etc...) and b) is it worth considering taking a pay cut to achieve the title just so I jump to the next level so I can lateral later? It seems like the market right now is brutally competitive for those in my spot and I really want to make a right decision for my next move.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.