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Jul 2, 2022 - 1:13pm
redever, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The "easiest" jump from brokerage to buyside is directly to clients that firm and your team serves, next is similar competitors to clients.

Sooo... the answer to your question.... who and what type of clients is this brokerage that isn't Eastdil, Newmarket, CW, CBRE, etc serving?

There are many smaller "boutique" brokerages with one office that serves high level institutional clients (often hires or founded by people who started at big firms), so if one of those firms I doubt it would that different chances/ease of jumping. (note the line about moving from one city to another could limit the benefit if the firm is less known in the target city).

If it is really lower tier, sub-institutional firm/team, then it could be more difficult. BUT, there has to be some level to level firms that are worthwhile. AND networking and meeting people who get to know you and agree to interview you at big firms can still totally happen (i.e. don't wait on headhunter calls in this situation). 

I think bottom line is it will be "harder" on a relative basis, but probably not as much as you think if you are really willing to work hard on this jump.

Jul 6, 2022 - 8:37am
CREtadpole, what's your opinion? Comment below:

While the company is boutique, my boss jumped ship from Newmark in 2020 and started this firm. Before this company he had 15+ years there and at C&W, so he has established himself as one of the region's top brokers and we get institutional business fairly regularly. I figured the easiest way would be to leverage my boss's relationships with clients he has served for years now.

Jul 6, 2022 - 9:18am
redever, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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