So I accepted an offer to work in a REPE firm. They focus on acquisitions,, and . Their portfolio is office, multifamily, and retail. They do not do any brokerage. Now when I tell people I will be working in real estate, the first question I get asked is "Oh, so you're going to be a realtor?" And it's understandable when my parents and their friends ask me as they've never worked in corporate or went to college but when I have friends that are studying architecture ask me that, it's annoying. Like c'mon man. You should know better. You're literally designing office buildings lol.
Anyways, do you guys think it'd be wrong or deceitful or misleading to say I work in private equity or finance? My only worry is I tell someone in finance I work in finance or private equity and when they realize I'm in CRE, they think I was trying to make it sound like I do something else. Obviously, I know this is a pretty unnecessary thing to even waste my time thinking about because it doesn't really matter what people think I do. I'm just curious because I have seen other people also being annoyed by being called realtors lol.