Our Development Practice specialises in filling challenging, senior level roles within property companies and developers throughout EMEA. Rich knowledge of the sector, its key players and the challenge of attracting and retaining great business leaders have seen us become one of the foremost, recognised executive search practices in the field.

The solutions we provide can have a significant impact on the businesses we represent, on lives and careers. We take those responsibilities seriously, handling relationships with clients and candidates with great care – we pride ourselves on our discretion, consistently honest advice and the results we deliver. A selection of some completed mandates is listed here.

  • Head of Property Development, Cambridge University
  • Head of London Developers Sector, Turner & Townsend
  • Operations Director, Stratford, Lendlease
  • Director of Real Estate Development, Metropolitan Police
  • Director of Development Project Management, Landsec
  • London Developments Manager, Landsec
  • Business Development Manager, PRS Sector, Landsec
  • Managing Director London, Lovell
  • Multiple Development PM placements, Argent
  • Development Director, Kier Developments
  • Development Director, Continental Hotel Developer
  • Development & Project Director, Residential Land
  • Head of Development, Continental Europe, Arcadis
Client Testimonials

What Others Say About Us

I’ve worked with Toby and his team for over fifteen years now and he’s my first choice search professional. The work he puts into research and confidential reports goes above and beyond, ultimately leading to a first class process and successful senior hire. When I was Director of Capita Property & Infrastructure, Holtby Turner were the most co-operative UK Executive Search firm that I used – placing over 40 candidates in 10 years. Their research is excellent, candidates always top rate and their understanding of our business ensured we achieved a great fit.

Jonathan Goring, Group Development Director, U+I plc

We worked with Holtby Turner in relation to a senior role within the organisation. We appreciated their professional, confidential approach, and the interest they took in getting to know the organisation before embarking on the search. We would give Holtby Turner repeat business as they delivered what we required and are happy to recommend them for senior recruitment.

Julia Bellingham, Howard De Walden Estate

I have worked with Toby Turner for over 8 years.  He is insightful and really gets under the skin of candidates to understand what motivates them.  This combined with his market knowledge makes for a compelling offer. For senior hires Holtby Turner are an excellent choice.

Nick Clare, Director, Turner & Townsend

As a prospective executive hire, Holtby Turner provided a high level of professionalism and real depth of knowledge about the industry and the company I have joined. This gave me confidence during the recruitment process that this was a recruiter I could trust and ultimately that this was the right move to a new company.

MD, Global Dispute Resolution Consultancy 

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