I have always loved real estate and I worked for a year as a commercial broker out of college before trying my hand at being a financial representative selling insurance and investment products and the last 3 years doing project management and sales for a commercial flooring company.
As I progressed I have become more and more infatuated with the development and ownership side of real estate as I'm sure most people are. I have talked to a number of family friends that are developers for their input and they all seem to tell me to look into an acquisitions role as my personal traits are more centered around networking and talking to people and combine that with my degree in finance.
My parents (who given dont know much about the inner workings of real estate being doctors) believe I should go after more of a property management role.
Long story short I am seeking guidance as to what roles I should really be looking into that have a low barrier of entry due to my lack of experience in real estate/finance that would serve as a good foundation to build towards my end goal?