Real Estate Advisory

As we have recruited senior real estate executives into top tier roles for over twenty years, we are firmly established as a trusted advisor to our clients, with in-depth knowledge of the sector and its key players. Understanding today’s challenge of attracting and retaining the finest talent has positioned us as a foremost leader in executive search within property advisory.

Here are some of the real estate advisory mandates we have completed. As you’ll see, from large global multi-disciplinary advisors down to niche specialist practices, we cover all service lines – spanning valuation and rating – through to capital markets. In addition to these we offer market appraisals, competitor analysis and salary surveys.

  • Senior Director, Residential Valuations, CBRE
  • Head of BTR Sector, Gerald Eve
  • Partner, Property Asset Management, Knight Frank
  • Head of Public Sector Consultancy, Knight Frank
  • Head of Asset Management, Deloitte
  • Director, Financial Advisory, Deloitte
  • Head of Debt Advisory, Pollen Estate
  • Director Property Management, Deloitte
  • Head of Strategic Consulting, CBRE
  • Head of Central Government Services, Capita Real Estate
  • Director of Asset Strategy, Capita Real Estate
  • Head of Central London Markets, Capita Real Estate
  • Senior Director, Debt Origination, CBRE
  • Director, Logistics & Industrial Agency, CBRE
Client Testimonials

What Others Say About Us

There was a clear personal commitment from the Holtby Turner team to deliver results. I felt assured that they would follow through on their promise. Their thorough mapping of the market and tenacious proactive approach ended with a powerful candidate short list. In-depth sector knowledge and obvious strength of existing network resulted in excellent appointments for us. We are delighted with the outcome.

Bill Siegle, Senior Partner Cluttons LLP

Holtby Turner and Toby, have an in depth understanding of the real estate industry and the people in it. When I was seeking a new Head of City London investment, the preparation and in depth analysis of our requirement, set them apart from the other executive search consultants we regularly used. Since embracing a plural role this same attention to detail has helped support the exec teams with great results.

Rob Bould, Former CEO GVA Bilfinger

Holtby Turner’s knowledge of the real estate market is impressive – the level of insight into the company and role they gave me was detailed and well presented. Holtby Turner clearly understood what I did, what would make sense for me in a new role and why that would fit with what Deloitte were looking for.

Mike Thornton, Director, Property & Asset Management, Deloitte Real Estate

From the first meeting ... I knew we had found someone who properly understood our search challenge and how to deal with it. Holtby Turner actually sought out someone, and were compelling and intelligent about it, putting in bags of effort to find the right person. They were efficient, professional and organized getting an 11/10 from me! I have recommended them to others already.

Martin Clark FRICS, Managing Partner, Stiles Harold Williams Partnership LLP

CBRE has worked with Holtby Turner for many years and we have enjoyed a very valuable relationship. The Company is very well connected in the real estate world and has demonstrated an astute insight in matching people requirements / positions to individuals. We have always appreciated their proactive and tenacious approach which has brought great results.

Martin Samworth, Former Group President and CEO APAC/EMEA, CBRE

Holtby Turner were instrumental in placing me in my current role. Throughout the recruitment process Toby acted as a true advisor and reassuring sounding board, providing a client-focused and personal experience throughout. He focused on the right things at the right time, and gave a balanced view of the role with a focus on my cultural fit with CBRE. A highly satisfactory experience.

John Atkins, Candidate

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