Need advice on unique situation
I'm in a bit of an interesting situation and would love your advice/feedback on what to do and how to approach this.
As a bit of background, I'm a few months in as an analyst (focusing on both acquisitions and asset management) at a relatively small RE investment company in a major southeast city. Previously I worked in research at a big 4 brokerage firm, so I'm still getting the hang of things here as the jump to the principal side was a pretty big one.
It's a lean shop (14 when I started) with 4 of those being VP's who I report(ed) to day-to-day. Since I've started, 3 of those VP's have left with the 4th giving his notice yesterday. We've replaced one of them, but I'm now way underwater picking up the slack. I was happy and learning a ton when we were fully staffed, but I'm starting to sour. Communication from the higher ups has been an ongoing issue and I'm often given little feedback on what I've worked on or color on how what I'm working on fits into the bigger picture of things, and also what is expected from me at this point.
Today, one of the principals approached me about the opportunity for me to step up and potentially take over 1 or 2 of our smaller, less complicated assets. While this obviously could be a huge opportunity for me and something I would like at some point, I'm not sure that I'm ready for it just yet.
At the end of our chat, the principal asked me to 1)decide whether or not that I want to do this at this point and 2)come up with a pretty candid list of what I'm liking and not liking about here so far and what I want/need to be successful here in general, regardless of what I choose. I realize that I have a bit of leverage here, so I would love your thoughts on how to approach all of this.
Thanks for your help!