Investment Banking to Acquisitions
Recently came to the realization that I will not last long in IB for a variety of reasons. My original goal was to stick it out in IB for ~2 years then exit into a decent RE firm.
Is it possible to make the jump from investment banking to an acquisitions role <1 to 1 year into banking? For context, I did a prior internship in CRE and would aim for firms lower on the PERE 100 list (not, Starwood, etc.) Am not worried about the marginal decline in pay either as I see it being a fair trade-off for working in a more interesting industry + free time. Long term, I would like to build a career in investing in institutional real estate and don't see myself coming back to traditional finance, which is why I'm considering an early career switch if possible.
Apologies if this comes off as naïve or short-sighted, just want to see what near-term options are available. Any advice / similar stories would be super helpful, thanks!