Hi all, have been a reader of a lot of the RE forums but first time posting.
I am currently three years into working as an electrical engineer for a Medium~Large MEP engineering firm in NYC. I have been involved with several of the firms ground up construction projects which have included both commercial and residential in excess of 30 stories. I know that I am viewed favorably in the eyes of the firm I work for regarding upward mobility, I also know that a few more years learning about the nuts and bolts of my current industry could benefit me in the long run.
Education wise I started as an Architecture major but changed schools and majors after sophomore year (from an Architecture school in the NYC area to a Big Ten School). My degree was not in the B-school and sort of an off-shoot of its standard finance degree. GPA was around a 3.2 (also have an architecture minor for what its worth).
I am trying to figure out out the best way to transition towards development and if that would be by way of getting a MSRE(D). I have looked at:
Baruch MS Real Estate [definitely the most cost effective option and only one offered in an actual B-school (although Zicklen is not super-super high ranked)]
NYU MSRE & MSRED [a bit pricey but seems to be a solid option (have a friend in the MSRED program now who graduated with a B.Architecture)]
Columbia MSRED [Columbia name is great but full time only is a bit of a turn off]
My undergrad background and work experience combo is a little unconventional and I feel that I am looking for a good way to tie it all together. I know that people get into development in all sorts of ways and I definitely feel that it is something I have a knack for; but trying to figure out how to steer the ship in the right direction to get there.