I am currently in a consulting practice with sector coverage real estate and alternative investments. The day to day is very far removed from the asset (developing concepts, IT strategy, etc.), and I am looking for hands on experience with deals.
I am interested in real estate development and real estate finance. Are there any established REIB or Real Estate analyst programs out there that do not hire exclusively out of undergrad? Or would finding a smaller family shop / local be the best bet?
For info: 2 years consulting experience [Big 4], financial modeling internship-/part time at a boutique IB, [BB} summer analyst role in back office.]