I'm an analyst at a RE debt fund - I've been in this role for almost a year now (straight out of school). I haven't really been proactive in building relationships with people in the industry but would like to start doing so for multiple reasons (e.g. mentorship, potential exit opps, help build business).
My responsibilities are primarily underwriting, so most of my external interactions have been through email exchanges with borrowers/brokers (may occasionally meet on property inspections).
For those who are or have been in junior positions, how have you developed your networks? (e.g. directly on the job, cold emails, conferences)