Looking to get some insight into a potential strategies for a career path in CRE.
I'll start with the end goal first: Start my own shop and own/acquire a portfolio of CRE across asset classes. Nothing more specific at this point but bottom line is I eventually want to run my own show.
I'm currently working as a first-year analyst in investment sales at a top shop. I'm thinking about transferring internally to their debt & structured finance side and then potentially moving into their IB side so I can work on the raising capital portion. Afterwards I would leave for a smaller REPE and work acquisitions for a few years before trying my hand at things on my own.
Looking for some advice as to transferring around and what departments/divisions would be most beneficial for eventually working on my own.