I am a fourth year student major in finance with residential real estate background of owning one rental property, did an internship as an analyst for six months at a company. My school does not have a real estate program.
I am looking into acquisitions where I want to develop my skills and to eventually set out on my own to do syndication in multi family. I am looking for an analyst role to break in but I am not sure how.
My grades aren't the best as my GPA is at 3. Although, I was able to generate capital to fund my first rental while in school full time and do some "wholesale" deals in residential real estate to fund my tuition. (Perhaps that can be utilized as an excuse for my poor grades?)
With a low GPA, will I be able to still get into a great firm that focuses on acquisitions? If so what are some acquisition firms in Canada?
Additionally, any courses/designations I can take on the side so I can stand out and help in the long run?
Thank you :)