Hello all. I am relatively new to this forum and I would love to get the community's insight on a topic that has been on my mind.
For some background, I live in a core market (LA/SF/NYC) and I just graduated from undergrad in 2020. I interned for a top company (CBRE/JLL/CW) on the leasing/brokerage side in June of 2020. I currently intern as an acquisitions analyst at a small but successful multi family acquisitions firm where I am working 40+ hours a week and I am enjoying it. I live in a top
I am not sure if the firm will extend a salaried offer, but I have been thinking of pursuing a full time role as a debt analyst once the internship ends in April. I have heard from others in the field that working on the debt side can be great because as a producer it is less travel/time-consuming than IS and you are not geographically constrained in terms of deals since you can do deals on any asset class and any area. I feel like I may enjoy this side of real estate but I would like to know more about what analysts in this side do and if being a producer in this field is all it's made out to be.
How would a role as a debt analyst differ from an acquisitions analyst? What are your thoughts of the debt side? What are things I can do to better prepare for this side of real estate?
Any feedback is welcomed. Thank you!