I am nearing the end of my SA gig at one of the top CRE sell-side shops (think Cushman/HFF/CBRE/Eastdil) on the east coast and am fairly confident that I'll be receiving an offer as a full-time analyst in the next 2 months.
I know that I 100% want to end up on the buy-side in REPE acquisitions, but I'm not sure if I should take the risk, deny an amazing offer, and start the recruiting process all over again. What do you guys think? Am I crazy to pursue the possibility of starting my career on the buy-side (in acquisitions), or should I just try to stick it out as an analyst for the first two years? I would hate to reject a great offer and then end up failing miserably recruiting for buy-side jobs.
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