Focusing on ‘client side’ appointments (individual placements and strategic team hires), Summit has been retained by many of the leading names within Real Estate over the past 20 years.

We have developed long term resourcing partnerships with:

  • Real Assets Investment Managers
  • Real Estate Private Equity Firms
  • Corporate Occupiers / Operators
  • Family Offices and HNW Investors
  • Investment Banks
  • Property Companies (Public and Private)
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

We have successfully recruited Real Estate Executives for jobs within:

  • Asset and Property Management
  • Development and Construction
  • Finance and Operations
  • Fund and Portfolio Management
  • Investor Relations and Capital Raising
  • Research and Product Development
  • Transactions and Investment Management

Below is a cross-section of our Real Estate Executive Search assignments for our Retained Clients:

Asset and Property Management

  • Head of Residential Investing and Asset Management – Global IM
  • Senior Director, Head of UK Asset Management – American IM
  • Head of Retail Asset Management – Financial Institution
  • Head of Property Management – Global IM
  • UK Asset Management (Alternatives) – Family Office
  • VP, Pan European Asset Manager – RE Private Equity

Development and Construction

  • Head of Development and Construction (Europe) – Global IM
  • Commercial Director (Build to Rent), Manchester – Property Developer
  • Construction Director (Central London) – Private PropCo
  • Development Director (UK Offices & Retail) – Global IM
  • Head of Development, Edinburgh (Commercial Sectors) – Global IM
  • Senior Development Manager (Residential) – PBSA Developer

Finance and Operations

  • Chief Financial Officer – European IM
  • Finance Director, European Real Estate – Investment Bank
  • Head of Finance and Operations – Global IM
  • Finance Director – Facilities Management Business
  • Finance Director – Retail and Leisure Operator
  • Finance Director – Corporate Occupier

Fund and Portfolio Management

  • European Fund Director, Paris – Global IM
  • European Logistics Fund Director, London/Brussels – Australian IM
  • Fund Manager, Pan-European Value Add – Real Estate Private Equity
  • Portfolio Management (Alternatives/Long Income) – UK REIT
  • Residential Fund Manager, London – American IM
  • UK Fund Manager, Core/Core+ Fund – UK IM

Investor Relations and Capital Raising

  • Head of Business Development and Investor Relations – Boutique FM
  • Head of Client Development (Real Estate Solutions) – Financial Institution
  • Head of Institutional Business Development, UK and Europe – Global IM
  • Head of Real Estate Client Relations – UK Real Assets IM
  • Real Estate Investment Specialist, Edinburgh – Global IM
  • Senior Investment Consultant, Build to Rent – Financial Institution

Research and Product Development

  • Equity Research Associate – Investment Bank
  • Head of Research and Strategy, Glasgow – Boutique FM
  • Director, European Real Assets Research – Global Real Assets IM
  • Research and Product Development Manager – Financial Institution
  • Head of European Real Estate Investment Research – Global IM
  • Real Estate Portfolio Strategist, Edinburgh – Global IM

Transactions and Investment Management

  • Head of UK Annuity Transactions – Financial Institution
  • Investment Director (Central London Specialist) – Private PropCo
  • Retail Investment Director – Global IM
  • Senior Transactions Manager, Logistics – Australian IM
  • Senior Transactions Manager, Residential – UK Real Assets IM
  • UK Acquisitions Director – Private PropCo

Equality and Diversity

  • Summit is committed to encouraging Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. We endeavour to source and attract as wide and diverse a candidate base as possible during our search and selection process. Thus ensuring that our clients have access to a fair and balanced pool of talent for their appointments. For more information about our EDI Policy, please click here.

“Thank you for your excellent work on (Pan-European Fund Manager) – if he turns out as well as (Head of Asset Management) and (European Development Director) we have done very well with those three appointments. I appreciate your approach and your efforts.”

“Summit had an excellent relationship with the company I was looking to secure a role with. This certainly benefited my application process and helped my understanding of the selection process. I am extremely thankful to Summit for their insight and personal touch which assisted in me being offered the role.”

  • Barings
  • CBRE Investment Management
  • John Laing making infrastructure happen
  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management
  • Resolution Property
  • Ares
  • placefirst
  • Blue Coast Capital
  • Cromwell Property Group
  • Urbanest
  • Goodman
  • Redevco
  • Invesco
  • J P Morgan
  • Legal and General
  • Mapeley
  • Merrill
  • DWS
  • CCLA Good Investment
  • M&G Real Estate