REPE Pay - career advice help

Hi all, I recently started my second year with the firm I joined right out of college. It's a top ten CRE Lender and I work on a production team that handles large deal volume and is well positioned in the firm. I was recently promoted to this team after completing a 1-year rotational program. Last year I made $70k base with a set 20% bonus. It should be noted that i live in a large midwestern city.
-I just found out via a conversation with my boss that I will be making $70k base and 80-110% bonus this year.
I was dumbstruck. This news also came at the same time as a REPE firm in my area reached out to invite me to interview for an acquisitions role ~$4B AUM. Its always been a goal of mine to get to the equity side, so i interviewed. I have a superday coming up and might get the offer.

Does anyone know if a REPE would ever come close to matching the 70k+80%-110% salary at my current job to a second year analyst? Also, would i be crazy to take it if they did? I currently work 30-40 hours a week at most and its a pretty cushy work life balance (dont worry, my last performance review was glowing). How would I justify probably less pay and definitely more hours? Its always been a goal of mine to do repe acquisitions but now with my current pay situation, im not sure i need it? Help

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  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
Aug 21, 2021 - 2:42am

First off start by examining your goals, why do you want to do acquisitions ? Second, do you like the work you are currently doing? Third, are you going to continue to be able grow in your current roll? If I were you, I would continue to interview and find out what their offer is, no use in getting worked up over a situation until you have an offer in hand to compare. 

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Aug 21, 2021 - 11:09pm

Might as well interview. See if you actually like the team, etc. and also solid learning experience / prep for the future. I did a ton in my first couple years… often for shits. After 1 year of experience and a solid cushy job, no downside staying for a bit/learning more and maybe targeting a firm you'd like to jump to in few months or a year. Doubt firm matches ur projected comp and very unlikely to match those hours (although idk Midwest well)

Nov 19, 2021 - 12:59pm

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