Hi all, long-time reader, first-time poster. I'm a commercial real estate lawyer with a couple years of practice under my belt. I'm looking to transition to the business side of RE, as the long-term goal is to eventually own or develop my own properties. I just wanted some input from the more experienced posters here on which role is "better" to gun for given my experience.
For background, my undergrad degree was in finance and my legal practice entails about 40% acquisitions, 30% leasing, 20% development/construction, and 10% odds and ends (real estate licensing questions, random zoning questions, etc.). I'm having trouble deciding whether to try to switch to development or acquisitions. From what I understand, development is more project management while acquisitions is more finance-heavy(number crunching). I'm definitely rusty when it comes to the numbers side but I'm taking
Tl;dr: real estate and construction lawyer looking to switch to business side. Is development or acquisitions a better place to start for someone with a legal background?