I've been an avid reader of WSO for easily 2 or 3 years now. With that said, I haven't posted before as I can generally find whatever info I am seeking by looking at previously posted threads etc. I have a more specific question that I'd love some help with.
I go to UMass and am coming up on graduation. I'll likely graduate early next year, but I'm in no rush to end my college experience early. UMass places ~fine~ at CRE firms in Boston and I have been networking with guys at Cushman & Wakefield etc. After chatting to a lot of them, I really would like to work in REPE rather than brokerage, and would love to get an acquisitions role.
With that said, I have been putting a lot of thought into doing an MSRE after graduation. I moved here from Ireland in my junior year of HS, so I'm looking at LSE in the UK as well as NYU and Gtown. I have read a lot of posts that say the sweet spot for maximizing the value of an MSRE is about 2.5 years, but I sort of want to expedite my way into CRE by way of the masters.
I have a 3.65 GPA in an Econ major. I have tech internship experience as well as residential brokerage internship experience. I have some strong extracurriculars in volunteering for my local church, and hold a leadership position at my fraternity.
I'd love to know if:
A. You guys think doing an MSRE after graduation is feasible, and an agreeable move to become an acquisitions analyst
B. If my stats would even get me in the door at NYU/GTown without industry experience
I also saw Fordham has an MSRE now, anyone know about this?
Thanks for any info in advance, if you're in Boston I'd take you out for a Guinness and a networking chat!
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