How much experience should you have before making the jump to either PERE or development? Interested in your thoughts on this. I have interacted with a couple smaller developers before where the typical progression would be something like architect/GC/Project manager -5- 7 years and then go work in house with a developer.
I have only met one big developer (think trammell, hines, tishman) and the person had an MBA. I know some bigger developers hire people without a ton of experience but are you really learning the development process? Or are you just cranking out models all day everyday?
PERE - haven't met anyone in this field but it seems like most people have a couple years of analyst, or underwriting under their belt before making the jump?