I'm looking at graduate programs in real estate. I've done some research but would like some input.
I live in LA and have about 4-years of work experience in real estate (market-rate asset management and affordable housing acquisitions/tax-credit syndication). Graduated from a Big-10 school, go Hoosiers. I've about peaked at my current role in the sense that I'm not seeing much growth potential, and so I'm both networking and looking at the MRE route. Ideally, if I were to undertake a graduate program, I'd like to transition back into market-rate multifamily acquisitions or asset management. I wouldn't say I'm constrained to that asset class alone. It's just my experience is there, and I I'd like to stay there. Although I'm open to other areas.
From what I've been able to see online, a lot of these MRE programs are less than a year in length. I like that, and I already have some debt from my UG, and a one-year program specifically focused on real estate seems great and also wouldn't hurt as much financially.
Do you guys have any input on this? Given my location, USC and UCSD seem ideal. Any other options? I can re-locate for the program if need be, but would like to come back to LA after completing the program.