CMBS Origination Exit Ops
I've been exploring the WSO CRE forum for the past few weeks and wanted to ask a question with my first post about potential exit ops for the job I have lined up.
Currently in my final year at a non-target state school on the West Coast. Interned for a top national CRE broker after my sophomore year and interned on the origination side of a bulge bracket CMBS lender after my junior year. I've accepted an offer to return to the CMBS origination group after graduation. I'm planning on staying there for at least 2-3 years depending on what opportunities present themselves. My ideal end game is to work my way into CRE development or REPE ideally before the age of 30.
My question for all you monkeys with industry experience: are there any roles necessary to bridge the gap form where I'm at to where I want to be? What sort of experience would a REPE shop be looking for? Anything outside of what I'm already doing? Outside of networking, what steps should I be taking to make this happen?
Also, after having the CRE brokerage/capital markets experience I wouldn't mind working my way back to that side. Would it be out of the ordinary for someone with my prior experience and 2-3 years at a CMBS originator to immediately fill a production gig at a capital markets shop upon transferring over?
I appreciate any insight nayone can provide.