I'm not trying to rehash the debate about where the best place to start is or what career path within RE is the most promising. I just would like the community to layout their position and what they feel the pros and cons of their current situations are.
Extremely eager to hear what the various I-Sales brokers, debt and equity placement agents, true REIB (M&A / Capital Raising) bankers, REIT associates/analysts and GP/LP investors and developers like about their role in the RE industry and what they wish they didn't have to deal with as much.
Role: Owner-Operator with multiple PE fund series
Ability to understand the deal process from cradle to grave. Experience in formulating value-add business plans as well as tons of experience in direct acquisitions on more stabilized, high-yield properties. Feel like I could go anywhere from working for a GP developer to a strictly LP-side investor. Additionally, great starting salary and bonus potential.
I spend a lot of fucking time talking to lawyers, bureaucrats and environmental consultants. Leasing and PM work can be a major drag. The operating side of the business is a lot more granular than the ownership side of the business. Sometimes I wish I could just throw money out of the door and rely on the GP to get into the weeds with lawyers and PCA consultants.