I'm new to the forum and thought I'd give a quick intro. I completed a dual MSF/MSA in the Boston area and went to work for the Big 4. I recently switched from Big 4 accounting in the Boston area to an accounting role at a REIT. While at the Big 4, I came to the light and realized accounting is NOT what I wanted to do long term. I have always had a strong affinity towards real estate and so I started looking for RE opportunities. I found my current position and felt it was a great place to make the switch. The REIT is growing and there are a lot of people moving around.
I would love to make the switch to an Asset Management/acquisition role in the next year or two. My question is, have any of you heard of the Certificate in Real Estate Finance from Boston University? Would this be valuable at all or is this just a waste of time? I would love to set myself apart and show my managers that I am more than an accountant.
I realize much of the switch will come from networking. Besides that, I would love any advice any of you have on making the switch. Thanks!