I've received offers from Colliers and NGKF. I live in a tertiary market ~700,000 people (MSA).
I am 23, new to the industry, but went to an elite university and am from the area as well.
Colliers is the dominant player in our market by far. Newmark on the other hand is just starting out but is being run by an industry veteran; this veteran is also the only employee. Under normal circumstances, it would appear that the obvious choice is Colliers. However, there are a few key things about the offer from Newmark that make me open to their offer. For one, NGKF landed a huge national contract with one of the largest healthcare organizations in the US and the local NGKF office is working with another branch in an adjacent state on these deals. Furthermore, the veteran NGKF broker indicated that I would be able to work on this account. Also, because I would be the only other broker, I would be able to get the national office referrals--typically 1-2 a month ~5000sf leases, while the veteran broker works on industrial and recruiting efforts.
I know the local veteran broker through a family connection and he has been recruiting me very hard. When I mentioned that Colliers is offering a 6-month stipend, he was quick to match and exceed it. He wants to be very intentional about who he brings onto the team which is why he is currently the only broker.
My question is, what other types of things should I be considering when making my decision, especially from a long term perspective? Thanks