I'm a senior undergraduate at an Ivy League school and I am looking at jobs within the Real Estate field.
I have a pretty good understanding of how the different entry-level positions actually function within the industry, but I'm not sure how they would translate to jobs in the future. I was hoping you, the lovely people of Wall St Oasis, could offer some advice.
If I end up sticking around in real estate, my dream job would be working at one of the premier firms, like Hines or Tishman Speyer. I'm more interested in the actual development part of the industry than the financial/investment/REIT aspect, but on the whole I'm not too picky as to the exact nature of the job I eventually get.
So my exact question is: which potentially attainable positions within the industry would put me in the best position to eventually get that Hines or Tishman Speyer type job?
Among the types of entry level positions that appear to be available, there's positions at.
1. Firms that do Real Estate Appraisals. From what I understand the work is hard and the pay is low, but you learn more of the nitty gritty of the business.
2. Real Estate Investment Trusts: Here the analysts positions would also be nitty gritty, but they would be of a more financial bent. Not sure how much of a differentiation there is otherwise.
3. Mortgage Brokerage Firms
4. Everything in between, including places that perform a variety of tasks.
So what do you think is the best kind of position for bolstering my resume long term? It's tough to gain an understanding with these more ambiguous but important questions, so thank you for your help!