hi all, long time member but very occasional poster. so i am definitely in the minority here in that i didn't go to an excellent school, don't have incredible internship/work experience and i am just generally not up to snuff as it relates to most of you.
right now i work in middle office operations "trade management" at a large broker dealer (one of the big guys). it is MIND NUMBINGLY boring and as i have always been interested in the real estate world, i am looking to make a move. some very, very basic steps i've taken is to acquire a few books to familiarize myself with the terminology and basics ( Real Estate Finance & Investments by Linneman & The Real Estate Game by Poorvu) as well as just brushing up on myskills and watching Argus tutorials. obviously bare bones stuff, but i'm trying here.
anyway, i guess my question is where the hell can i even begin/what should i target? i'd like to go onto an acquisitions ORteam but i'm sure both are somewhat long shots. additionally, if anyone can explain some of the different roles that i might want to keep an eye out for, i'd be much appreciative. i am not above doing any kind of work to get the experience and i am definitely eager to make a career change (i am 28).
thanks in advance, i really hope to get some insight/advice/pointed in the right direction.