About Summit

Summit Search & Selection Ltd was founded in 2000 and has since become a high profile and well respected name in the Commercial Real Estate market.

We have a strong track record of working on middle to senior level appointments both here in the UK and overseas. Summit Search is our retained Executive Search division. Summit Selection is our advertised selection division and is aimed at Middle Management appointments.

They say ‘it’s who you know’ not ‘what you know’ that counts. We beg to differ. In our opinion, ‘what you know’ and ‘how you do it’ are just as important. Hiring the best talent in the real estate sector isn’t just about ‘who you know’. It’s about market knowledge, dedicated and on-going research, rigorous interviewing and leaving no stone unturned during the vital closing phases of a recruitment process.

At Summit we take great care to get things right from the outset; from detailed initial brief to focused short list. Through a combination of dedicated research and our award winning database, you can be sure that we know the industry’s key players.

We constantly monitor the market and track individual career progression. We make it our business to know where people work and where they want to take their careers. These details are constantly verified and updated through a variety of real estate data sources. We also rely on a strong referral system. Having cultivated long term, candidate and client relationships over the years, real estate professionals know us well and trust us. In turn, we trust their recommendations.

At Summit we add value by identifying which professionals are most suited to an organisation by drilling down on their technical and cultural skill mix, leadership qualities and through psychometric profiling. At the end of the day, real estate is a people driven business and we fully understand that relationships and reputation are critical to success.

Our Directors

Andrew Livesey

Andrew LiveseyAndrew has been working in Executive Search since 1986. He has covered a broad range of sectors and disciplines ‘on the ground’ in the UK, Mainland Europe, the Middle East, India and throughout Australasia.

Andrew specialises in recruiting Senior Executive level appointments. Prior to founding Summit, he was a European Board Director at Nicholson International. He also has previous military experience having been awarded an Army Undergraduate Bursary for the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and serving with the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC).

As well as being a licensed PPA practitioner with Thomas International, Andrew is an alumnus of the London Business School having completed the Accelerated Development Programme (ADP).

Joanne Cuckson

Joanne Cuckson Joanne has been working in Executive Search since 2001. Throughout this time, she has worked exclusively within the Commercial Real Estate sector, developing an in-depth knowledge of the industry and an extensive network of market contacts.

Having started her property recruitment career with Kerr Ingram before joining Summit in 2005, Joanne has been responsible for a variety of high profile appointments across the industry.

As well as being a licensed PPA practitioner with Thomas International (from 2013) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), she is a graduate who holds CIPD qualifications in Recruitment Selection, Resourcing Talent and Career Coaching.