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Why work with Macdonald & Company?

We have specialised in recruitment for the real estate sector since 1992. The connections we have made, and the networks we have built in that time, give us unrivalled insight into the current landscape as well as future trends.

For the 30 years we have been in business, we have won our clients’ trust due to our understanding of the talent landscape and our impartial consultancy.

Through our offices in the U.K. the U.S., Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East, we provide global connections with detailed local knowledge. This perspective allows us to anticipate our client’s needs and match them with the right talent to meet their objectives.


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Our teams are experts in recruiting across all real estate specialisms.

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Real Estate Investment & Funds

The Investment & Funds team at Macdonald & Company acts for investors in real estate and related assets globally. Our consultants’ expertise spans all levels and positions in private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, investment managers, banks, property companies & REITs.

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The Development team at Macdonald & Company specialise in acting for real estate developers from large, established and often multi-national firms to exciting, forward-thinking start-ups spanning mixed use, commercial, industrial and residential development.

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Real Estate Services

The Real Estate Services team at Macdonald & Company's specialise in the services businesses that provide consultancy to the property industry. In addition, the team also represents corporate real estate occupiers.

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Planning, Architecture & Design

The Planning, Architecture & Design team at Macdonald & Company specialises in the early stages of the real estate development process, recruiting the professionals and skills demanded by developers, occupiers and service providers.

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Building & Construction

The Building & Construction team at Macdonald & Company recruit professionals with technical disciplines for leading businesses across the property industry from investors to developers and service providers.

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Finance & Accountancy

The Finance and Accountancy team at Macdonald & Company specialise in finance roles exclusively for real estate businesses. These organisations typically require finance professionals with specialist industry knowledge in areas such as transactional contracts, service charges, business rates and taxes.

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Corporate Services

The Corporate Services team at Macdonald & Company specialise in roles spanning all head office and business support functions exclusively for real estate businesses. These roles include Legal Counsel and Compliance, Business Development, Marketing, Human Resources, Executive Assistance and Office Management.

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Our Expertise

30 years as a dedicated real estate recruitment consultancy; many of our consultants have specialised in their market for over a decade and have developed the most extensive professional networks worldwide. Last year we filled vacancies worth over $70m in combined salaries.   

Our expertise is built on our unique combination of deep industry understanding, lasting relationships and cutting-edge technology. Whatever the challenge your business faces, Macdonald & Company has the knowledge and understanding to find the answer.

In a highly competitive market for talent, a strategic approach is increasingly necessary to secure the best.

Macdonald & Company’s partnerships provide clients with the expertise of our specialist consultants and the control of an in-house resource.

Supported by technology including dedicated microsites, video interviewing, and real-time analytics, our partnerships improve results and reduce cost per hire.

Nicholas Carman

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Nicholas Carman

Partnership Director

As a business, your statutory and contractual obligations will no doubt be important to you. However, keeping up to date with the latest employment laws, legislation and best practice HR procedures and processes is difficult when you are trying to keep ahead in today’s economic climate, keep your company profitable and deal with many day to day operations.

Macdonald & Company’s HR consultancy provides a professional and cost-effective service either as a complement to your internal HR process, or as a stand-alone service. Whether you are looking for basic telephone support, a complete review of policies and procedures, or have a complex disciplinary issue to deal with, we will assist and guide you so that you are in the best possible position to make decisions that take your business forward.

Ruth Rigden

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Ruth Rigden CIPD

Group Head of Human Resources

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