Real Estate Development - early foundations suggestions?
I am almost 1 year out of college and work full time at a smaller real estate development company that develops luxury apartments (mixed use) in the greater NY area. I've been working here for ~9 months now, and have been tasked in all kinds of areas of development - diligence, financial/pro forma work, project mgmt, design/creative, marketing, etc.
Now that I kind of have my feet under me and understand how all these different facets work together; my boss is asking me how I'd like to approach the next step in my professional career (aka, what area/areas I'd like to focus on and begin to take ownership of going forward).
I know that a successful real estate developer must be able to wear all hats, but I was wondering if anyone could suggest where they'd recommend I build a strong foundation in these early stages in order to foster a successful real estate development career.
Thank you all for the help in advance!