Changing research sector

Hi all,

I recently recieved an offer for a REIT sell-side ER associate role. However, I am not a huge fan of REITs, since I would like to transition into AM shops (large - small cap/ consumer retail/ TMT) in the future. If i take this opportunity, will I pigeonhole myself as a REIT only guy?

Any insights would be appreciated!

Are you unemployed? Do you have work experience? If you answered yes to either question it will be a lot harder for you to “transition” to AM.

I am currently employed and I do have work experience. Just a little bit more info about myself, I graduated in 2011 and I do plan on getting a MBA or CFA in the future.

Sorry for my ignorance, but why will it be alot harder to move to AM?

If you are going to get a top MBA then go AM I wouldn’t really worry about it. If you tried to go from sell side reits directly to buy side you would be pigeon holed as a REIT guy.