My shop is a satellite office in Texas - the primary corporate office is states away. Because of this, we have a small acquisitions team and I am the only analyst. Currently I am making $52,500 a year with discretionary bonuses and working 40 hours a week. I have been working here for nearly two years.
I graduated from a non-target state university with a 3.70 GPA. I got lucky and was hired on as an Acquisitions Analyst for a multifamily acquisitions and management company. We are the operating partner on value-add deals ranging from $30million to $100million plus. On any given day I am working on anywhere from 2 to 7 deals.
I feel as if I am not getting as much deal exposure and industry experience as I could be. Should I look for other opportunities and compensation? I am afraid of a stagnant salary and low deal exposure hindering my career growth.
I am getting plenty of experience underwriting, touring, and seeing through these value-added multifamily deals, but am not so much involved in overseeing the renovations beyond tracking progress and whether or not we are behind/over schedule and budget.
Is this just a case of "grass is greener on the other side"? Do you have any recommendations? I have considered joining ULI for more networking and industry exposure. My main goal is to learn, grow, and network in order to leverage a better future position.