How To Start Developing Properties

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Hello BP family, 

I have been on BP for a couple of years now and it has helped me tremendously, I love it! My name is Touré Smith, I am a junior at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. majoring in Accountancy. Although I live in Macomb for school, Chicago is home.

Now, I am stuck how one can become a developer, without a formal education (My major is Accountancy and I graduate in 2019, if I add additional classes, I will be staying in school longer than I would like). I have seen many posts on this topic stating that one should work with a development company which I plan to do once I graduate, HOPEFULLY, *fingers crossed* but can I read books like ULI to gain knowledge on starting my own firm?

I appreciate and welcome all constructive criticism and advice. 

Also, if there are any investors/developers in Chicago, IL. who are in need of a bookkeeper and/or an assistant, I would love to meet with you and discuss where I can be of assistance and what I can help accomplish.

Thank you,

Touré Smith

Hi Toure, Please send me your contact information. I may know a company that's starting a project soon... Thanks Lee
Originally posted by @Lee Lockhart :
Hi Toure,

Please send me your contact information. I may know a company that's starting a project soon...

Thanks

Lee

Thank you for your reply! I sent you a message with my contact information. Thanks again!

your being relastic.. you want to work for a developer and work your way up.

thats how most do it.. of course many also have that as their major or minor in college and that helps land that job.

@Jay Hinrichs Thank you! How much would you say that I could gain from buying and studying the ULI book? I plan to land an accounting position in a developing firm and study as much as I can from real world experience.

Construction accounting is its own specialty so focus on that, learn the software and blast that on your resume. Sage timberline etc

@Ronald Rohde Great! Thank you so much, I'll definitely study that. I appreciate it, Ronald.

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