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Anyone transition from attorney to real estate developer? I’ve always been interested in that route and curious to see if others have made that leap.

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I know one who became a real estate agent

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You hate paying unnecessary middle men who don’t owe their “client” any fiduciary duty large sums of money for only a few hours of work? Crazy.

I went from a lawyer to real estate private equity (still a lawyer—GC). Being a developer is a totally different ball game. I get money for developers, but being a developer is its own thing.

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Sam Zell—lasted 4 days at a law firm. Now a billionaire. Read his book!

I know a few developers who were attys first, I'm guessing that's what you mean as opposed to being in house counsel for a developer?

I think it takes a great business partner or a keen business sense to be the actual developer as opposed to the gc. I think a few of them were in house to learn the business before going off and doing their own projects...

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