Have any of you guys graduated with your bachelors in an engineering related field but transitioned to real estate development?
I’m a fourth year at OSU and will be graduating in fall 2019 with a bachelor’s in civil engineering. I have had internships at a structural engineering firm as well as at commercial construction firms, working in structural design, estimating, and project/construction management respectively.
One of the reasons for my interest into real estate is the fact that I’d like to be a part of the ‘bigger picture’ of a project, rather than focused in a small aspect of it. I have great interest in topics such as market analysis, site acquisition, zoning, entitlements, approvals, site planning, and financing. I quite enjoy working on building projects in the urban core, in the effort of revitalizing and growing cities.
Would an MBA with a specialization in real estate be necessary for a career path into real estate development? If not, does would any other schooling aide my progress into the industry? Such as a law degree?
On the other hand, if further education would not be necessary, but rather a certain type of job please let me know.
I would love to hear about your experiences and career paths, and maybe it could point me in the right direction.