Licensed going into commercial real estate brokerage help or hurt? (CBRE, JLL,ect)

As recently graduating college and looking to go into a commercial real estate brokerage like CBRE, I would like to be in the investment or leasing side of brokerage and eventually become a broker in one of those sectors.Would having a real estate license help or hurt being hired as a analyst to a commercial firm like CBRE. And to get experience at a smaller firm or company that has you work in both residential/commercial ( Coldwell, Sotheby's,ect) a good option if the large firms are not hirering at the moment? From my knowledge, commercial firms down look residental license/experience and commercial license can only be obtained after 4-5years after the analyst/associate positions.