Toby Turner, Founder & CEO

After time as a Chartered Surveyor in property and infrastructure, Toby founded Holtby Turner in 2000. He’s survived a recession and has steadily risen to become a respected industry figure. As the firm’s enthusiast regarding interview techniques, personality profiling and behavioural assessments, Toby is still very much involved with the execution of search assignments helping to ensure clients are only ever presented with the very finest candidates.

Liz Peace, Non-Executive Director

Having run the British Property Federation for 13 years before retiring in 2014, Liz was awarded a CBE in 2008 for services to the property industry. Liz has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of and promote the industry to government. She is active in a wide variety of high level advisory and portfolio roles.

Alan Froggatt, Non-Executive Director

Formerly chief executive of the EMEA region for CB Richard Ellis, Alan has over 30 years’ leadership experience in real estate. Before taking on the management of Richard Ellis, he undertook four distinct new business roles there. Now a management consultant, he joined Holtby Turner in 2007 and remains a vibrant figure in the industry, regularly contributing to professional industry journals and as a guest panellist for real estate events.

Quietly Сonnected to Everyone

With more than 20 years in the built environment, we’ve seen many come and go, and have earned access to networks within networks. Holtby Turner is quite possibly the most connected search firm in the built environment. Thanks to our board, which includes Liz Peace, there are very few beyond our reach in the industry.

Rigorously picky ​

We like to see ourselves as forward thinking, with our feet firmly on the ground.  As curious as we are critical, we analyse assumptions, challenge the obvious and draw upon years of experience before forming intelligent arguments. We’re told that our screening process is the most rigorous in the industry. But that’s what helps us reduce risk, so why not be picky? Who wants a bad apple when you can have a game-changer?  Exactly, that’s what we think too.

The best connected executive search firm in the built environment