I'm a young entrepreneurial 21 year old that is going into my junior year of college and I'm breaking into CRE brokerage. I'm pretty gun-ho on brokerage and I haven't really thought of going down any other path in CRE, but I definitely have opportunities to do so.
I'm fortunate enough to have family and friends in the business, which is a huge advantage towards breaking in for me. It would be very tough if I didn't have this and I admire people that do well with very few to no connections.
Getting down to it- because of my connections, I have a lot of options that I can pursue. I'm in the process of figuring out where I want to intern next summer (2019). I live in Orange County and will either be working in Irvine or Ontario. I prefer to work in Irvine, but I've also talked to people in San Diego and LA, which is still in the air for me.
Question 1) Should I stay within my roots, which would be Orange County area or try San Diego or LA?
My Dad is an owner and VP of field operations at a large company that specializes in construction contracting, but has done developments as well. Question
2) Should work under a broker that is in office or industrial because of my dad and the connections he has?
Question 3) I'm a finance major and I like the investment side of it as well. Should I look into capital markets, and can you provide me some info what the process of working in this sector is like?
Question 4) Should I look into tenant rep and can you give me the process of this.
Question 5) Companies I'm talking to are Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE, Savills Studley, Cresa, Hughes Marino, Voit, The Reef Group and Marcus & Millichap. If you have some knowledge about the internship process at these it would be greatly appreciated. I met the managing principal at Cushman & Wakefield and I think I liked their process the most. I want to see what you guys think about each ones process:)
Question 6) Last question, What is your compensation for the beginning of your career.
year 1:ex) $xx,xxxx
year 2:ex) $xx,xxxx
Year 3:ex) $xx,xxxx
Industry: ex) Office and Industrial
Where your located: ex) Irvine
**Even if you answer one question, I would be very grateful! Hope you all are doing great and I wish you the best in your careers***THANKS AGAIN!!!