I'm currently employed by a large and reputable REIT, my current position is rotational in nature meaning I interact with almost everything acquisition, development, operations etc. I plan on attending a top 10-20 MBA program in the near future. Post-MBA ideally I'd like to join a BB real estate group (BAML, JPM or MS).
Following my two or three years, I'd like to transition to a MF in their real estate group (ideally Carlyle) or top tier REPE firm, the only potential speed bump will be my UGPA if that's truly a deciding factor at that stage in my career.
My questions are how typical or possible is this sort of transition, what schools in the 10-20 range should I be targeting specifically and what can I do now in order to better position myself?