I am currently a b4 consultant working for RE, doing some strategic work as well as your typical process improvement / back office interfacing projects. I'm interested in transitioning to the RE acquisitions or development side soon (1-2 years out) if possible and would appreciate opinions on the following:
1) Is consulting > RE FO a typical career path? Have you seen it happen?
2) It seems like RE FO pays kind of shit at least in the early years compared to other areas in finance. I'm at $107k in a T3 city... is there any chance of not taking a pay cut?
3) What experiences can I pick up within consulting in the next few years to differentiate myself?
4) is a Masters helpful here at all?