Hello, im a newly licensed Architect. I've been thinking of starting my own firm, and i have a business plan - a partnership with real estate brokers/agencies to refer me to their clients. In return, i'll give them 20% commission rate for their referral depending on the size of a project. In this case, i might as well be an investor.. lol I also think investing on the real estate is a good idea as land value is going up and construction is booming and i need as much referrals as i can get... but i also need your opinion on this. Is it too aggressive? The conventional way of architects getting clients is to wait for clients to come to them. Sitting and waiting is simply not an option for me. Sorry for being a little bit too idealistic on this, but what is your take on the matter?