I want this forum topic to be more motivational than anything........
Back in mid 2015 when I was at a crossroads in my career so I decided to embark on the journey of finding my place in Commercial Real Estate. I had a mentor growing up (and still to this day) who was very successful in the business and at that time in my career I decided to give it a chance. A year and a few months of networking, coffee meetings and cold emails/phone calls I can successfully say that I start my career in CRE on Monday November 14th.
As most people know, getting into this business isn't easy. It takes a lot of work to have someone trust you and see how much drive you have to be working for them. I'm writing this for those that post topics on how people get into the industry. DON'T GIVE UP!!! It may take you longer depending on the market you are in, but it will happen when the time is right. Each person that is in CRE has a different success story on how they got in and succeeded, but one thing I can say is that each person I've met so far by networking is extremely personable, and willing to give their time to help you out.
I can't wait to start my new career, and I can say that if it wasn't for this blog I would still be searching for positions.