Switching Careers to Break Into CRE
I'm currently in Commercial Banking (Lending Analyst) in Chicago and looking to make an industry switch into Real Estate. I graduated last spring so I'm planning on leaving after my bonus hits in May.
What's a good entry level role I should be aiming for? I've heard suggestions to join the research department at one of the big 4 firms (CBRE is big in Chicago) but I don't want to leave my job (which is front office but not paid like it) for a back/middle office role. The departments I'm most interested in are Acquisitions, Capital Markets, or Asset Management, from what I've read on this sub-forum.
For context, my goal is to make my way up the CRE ladder and become a broker. Once I have enough capital, partner up and become a developer. Roast me if you want but I find it helpful to know what someone's long-term goals are when giving advice for the short-term.