Im getting a bachelors in RE development the coming june but I havent networked much and dont have any work experience in the RE sector so I would appreciate if u guys could clear up a few things for me. As I understand it a developer (as in, the employee and not the company itself) works mostly as a project manager plus taking on risks, finding investors, providing different involved parties with necessary info, bidding, probably some initialas well as providing basic knowledge in laws(not the details and drafting ofc), geology, construction so u can make rough estimations and bring in experts and consultants when you have narrowed it down to one project (or a couple maybe?). Correct me if Im wrong or missing something.
I have a few questions
What does the career ladder look like in development, what are the steps from entry level development analyst I believe to whatever is the highest. What are the different tasks for these positions and how fast do you climb?
What other roles in real estate or in general can you branch out to from working in development. Basically, any common exit ops?
Do you specialize in a certain property type in a certain area or can you easily work with residential, offices, casinos ;), etc and most importantly how easy is it to go over to another country and work for a developer there?
How much is your job as a developer affected by economic cycles, compared to other roles in real estate?
If there is anything else you think someone in my position should know feel free to let me know, every bit of advice and knowledge is deeply appreciated!