I am lost... is a MSRED worth it for me?
Hi WSO family,
To give some background on myself... I am in my middle 20's and currently employed at a smaller scale RE Developer/Management company
In my current role, COVID has obviously crushed development right now so my role has been more on the defensive side, and I am not learning much about the asset, development or even finance level - a reason I took this job...of course COVID ruins everything.
I have not been happy in my prior two roles and I am considering that maybe I need to sharpen my skillset to add value to a shop. I do not feel like I am learning as much as I should be and this is effecting my confidence to apply to another development/. I just do not have positive experiences as an employee and have been thinking if its worth staying where I am or leaving. Or even studying for GRE's while I work here.
If I had an undergraduate eduction in real estate, is it worth attending Columbia's MSRED program and spend the ~80k it costs? What is the value here? Mostly credibility? or landing a great job after the fact. I feel like going to Columbia, which is definitely the best real estate program in New York or the country, would even be good to have on resume if one starts their own shop one day. But from a pure ROI standpoint, I am not sure if I am ready to commit such money if I learn marginally more than the courses in real estate I already took etc.
Any advice or insight?