I've been working for a large public real estate investment trust, and have been very taken back in just how much this place doesn't have their shit together. Basically what I am wondering is it par for the course where in the commercial real estate arena things just take forever and thus there's just a lot of down time. Between me and the other analyst that they brought on we both are taken back at the fact that we haven't done shit since we've been here. Pay is great, but I'm just not doing dick. I mean I've only been out of college for a year now, and I'm wondering if this is just part of the process, and eventually my workload will increase and ill miss these days. On the second hand, I've realized that I am much more interested in working for a small entrepreneurial development company that specializes in just one city. I feel as if people who are at the top of public companies just don't have that true entrepreneur in them and thus are just milking the place dry, compared to a small development shop whose developers put their own money at risk. Anyhow I'd love to hear if anyone has gone from ato a small 5 man development shop and whether or not things got better or worse once you switched. At this point I just want to prepare myself the best I possibly can to eventually venture out on my own and do some land assemblages and developments. Is there still a good bit of down time at smaller firms, or are these guys so nimble that if they hire you, their going to be working your ass off, and there's not as much of a chance of you just sitting by sidelines waiting for things to happen.
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