Real Estate Post MBA
I currently work in a sales capacity at a large Investment Management / Mutual Fund company. I am about to be promoted to an external wholesaler which would be a nice bump in pay and lifestyle.
I am hoping to get my mba and transition into a strong REPE or RE acquisitions job. Assuming I go to a T15 - T20 MBA program is this a reasonable career change? It seems that prior real estate experience is highly preferred for post MBA RE jobs. Should I work in and RE IB group for a few years before moving over? Is that a better way to go about this?
My interest in real estate has grown after I recently flipped a property here in TX and we have a REIT fund that is quite strong so as part of my job I end up speaking to and following the industry quite closely. I figure my relationship building skills would be transferable to the RE world as well as my capital raising ability.
I figure I want to end up on the west coast. So UCLA, Haas, Marshall, or McCombs? Probably not there in stats for GSB.