Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales compared to JLL Capital Markets

I am writing to gain more insight on the exit opportunities and compensation of working at JLL vs Walker and Dunlop. As well as a comparison between Investment Sales and Capital Markets. The market and deal flow for both offers seems to be Top Notch.

What do you think is a better option in terms of compensation and exit opportunities? 

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  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
Feb 24, 2021 - 5:21pm

I interned at both in their capital markets groups. Both firms have great brands- JLL's is undoubtedly stronger nationally but quality of brokerage shops are always on a market specific basis. WD is heavy in the multifamily space, JLL has groups in all asset classes. Depends on the producer for your group but both firms are great. If it's a primary market I would guess JLL will be stronger but in Orange County WD is killing it right now

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Feb 26, 2021 - 11:17pm

JLL ATL crushes it in Debt & Equity. Their multifamily investment sales is pretty much non existent since they lost their heavy hitters to Newmark last year. 

Walker Dunlop ATL is great in multifamily investment sales. Not sure how they are in the debt equity space but I would assume it's solid and heavily leans towards Multifamily. 

  • Analyst 1 in RE - Comm
Feb 25, 2021 - 12:19am

Compensation should be in line for both positions. Capital markets team generally have more deal flow, but lower fees and vice versa for IS. If you're comparing institutional teams for either side compensation should be relatively the same. Not familiar with either team you mentioned but try to get a sense of what the average deal size is for each. The one working on larger deals is going to lead you with more connections to larger institutional buy side firms, and will be an easier transition. And yes you can go from debt/equity placement to an equity acquisitions role relatively easy. It is far easier to change from debt to equity,  especially at a junior level, than this website would make it seem. 

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