I am at a crossroads right now and would appreciate a bit of information/guidance/anything. I graduated in 2012 with my B.Arch(professional bachelor in architecture) and then went on to work for 2 years as a junior designer. I am back in grad school now finishing up my M.Arch II(Post professional Masters in Architecture) at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. I have always been interested in development, but taking a handful of courses in real estate and being exposed to financial modelling have cemented my desire to make the move away from design and into the financing of projects.
What would be the ideal way for me to make this transition? Try and find an analyst position at a smaller shop and get an MBA from a top 10 in a few years? Or continue working in architecture, finish my license, and do an MSRED? Any alternate paths?
My end goal would be to move into Hines, Blackstone,(or something similar) if possible and work my way up in the development groups.
Undergrad GPA 3.75 from top 5 school of architecture. Thesis prize. Distinction.
Lecturer, Design Critic at schools in the area
Masters in Architecture - Spring 2016
Awards, publications, etcc for design work.
Slightly under 30 years old.
Thank you for your time!