macdonald and company
macdonald and company

London

The leading London professional recruitment consultancy for real estate and the built environment. Established in 1994 our London teams apply local knowledge with true global connection through offices in the UK, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

The preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, specialist teams act for every class of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors.



Managing Director - UK

I have worked for Macdonald & Company for nearly two decades, leading successful contract and permanent teams across the real estate sector.

Our energy and motivation to supply unparalleled talent solutions to our customers remains as consistent as the day I joined. With our unrivalled connections, unique knowledge of the industry and how our customers’ businesses operate, our services have continued to evolve with M&C acting not just as a recruitment partner, but in a B2B partnership to drive new revenue streams.

If you want to unlock your potential…..or elevate your business's credentials…..look no further!

CEO

I am proud to be CEO of Prime People & Macdonald & Company. I am a Qualified Chartered Surveyor who has been working in the Real Estate Human Capital industry for almost twenty five years.

I lead a team of approaching one hundred and fifty professionals around the world who are without doubt the most connected in the industry.

With connections spanning global real estate, I specialise in advising developers, investors and real estate service providers on merger and acquisition opportunities as well as staffing, organisational structure, staff retention, human resource policy and remuneration benchmarking and incentivisation. I work in conjunction with our group business Connected Capital Partners to connect our clients to investment opportunities as well as sources of capital.

In my spare time I am a Trustee of the ELIFAR Foundation and I rally vintage cars often failing to keep them on track.

Director - London

A long standing professional recruitment career with over 25 years’ experience within facilities, property and commercial real estate. I have experience across the full property life cycle, partnering with clients such as Consultancies, Local Authorities, Developers, REITs and clientside companies to deliver recruitment solutions at all levels.

My time in the industry has given me the opportunity to establish many long term working relationships, enabling me to offer client contacts a continuity of service and a familiar face. This longevity in the industry has allowed me to build an in-depth understanding and knowledge of clients and their recruitment history.

 

Associate - London

I have worked in the real estate industry for over 15 years, with experience in Corporate Real Estate, Property Management and clientside for a leading landlord.

I moved into recruitment when I was approached by my own recruiter! We were discussing a couple of potential real estate roles and he said ‘why don’t you come and work for me!’ The rest is history…

My industry background allows me to really understand my clients' business needs, problems and hopefully, solutions.

I have a passion for people and working in recruitment allows me to meet new people all of the time. I love that you can literally change a person’s life by placing them in their dream job or change the direction and the success of a business with the right people!

My passions in life include my gorgeous daughter Freya, hiking the Hong Kong hills and cooking delicious food for my family.

Director - London

I joined Macdonald & Company in 2014 and have since been working on the Real Estate Services Team.

Through my time within the business I've worked across contingency, exclusive, retained assignments and numerous salary bench marking exercises.

I now lead a team of 7 and work with a large number of Private Sector and Public Sector clients predominantly within London and the Home Counties. Our team focuses on positions across Planning, Property Management, Asset Management, Investment, Development, Leasing, Valuation, Acquisitions & Disposals and service our clients from both a contract and permanent offering.

My team and I have extensive connections within the property industry, we’re well connected and work with Occupiers, Service Providers, Consultancies, Practices and Advisors, Leisure Operators, Corporate Real Estate and PropTech.

Director - London

Having come from a surveying background, I have recruited in the Technical and Facilities sectors for over 16 years.

As a Director and EXCO member of Prime People, my passion is within Executive Search where I have successfully recruited for clients across the UK and Europe. Whilst I am a seasoned search specialist, I also lead the Technical and Facilities Management divisions. I am also in charge of the internal talent acquisition team.

I work closely with RICS as their preferred business partner and am instrumental in collaborating on such projects as the annual Salary Survey and Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.

I am particularly passionate about golf and play off a single figure handicap; I can be seen at any property networking event that allows me to get on the course.

Senior Consultant - London

I joined Macdonald & Company in the summer of 2016 after completing an Executive PA Diploma in Oxford. Due to this, I initially assisted in setting up the Business Support department, but have now moved over to specialise in Residential New Homes, covering sales, marketing, customer service and office support positions.

I provide a premium recruitment service to both clients and candidates, having built a highly talented pool of individuals within my network. I have a track record of placing people within large housebuilders, boutique developers and global consultancies all within Residential Development.

I ensure I make the best match possible for both clients and candidates alike, allowing companies to hire the best talent and for candidates to fulfill their career ambitions working for their employers of choice.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I am a Recruitment Consultant working with the Real Estate team in our London office working on contract positions within the Public Sector in London and the London Home Counties. Having worked previously in the Public Sector for 4 years, I am acutely aware of the pressures Local Authorities face regarding recruitment. I have a proven track record in recruiting high quality, hard-to-find chartered professionals in real estate to work in this sector.

Having retrained from a career in Public Health, I can boast delivering high quality candidates into positions in the public and private sectors. I studied BSc (Hons) in Public Health Nutrition from Cardiff Metropolitan University (which I rarely get to use anymore) but nevertheless inevitably ends in having to provide a full nutritional consultation during any manor of social events.

Being a young professional in London I spend most of my time socialising with friends and visiting this great city. As somebody who spent a large majority of their childhood in Cornwall and having family still located there, I enjoy weekends by the coast whenever I get a time.

Recruitment Consultant - London

Having recently joined the Real Estate Services team, I have been keen to learn about the sector and what all the current developments are in the market.

Our team focuses on positions across Planning, Property Management, Asset Management, Investment, Development, Leasing, Valuation, Acquisitions & Disposals and service our clients and I work on the Permanent side. As a team we have extensive connections within the property industry and we’re well connected.

Director - London

I started my career with a major UK retailer before joining a boutique headhunting consultancy placing directors with large house builders.

In 2004, I joined Macdonald & Company specialising in the recruitment of Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors from graduate to director level for consultancies, developers and clientside organisations.

Progressing my career to Director level, I am now Co-Head and Director of the Development team. Focusing on key disciplines within the development life cycle for developers across all sectors including The London Legacy Development Corporation.

Director

I help our Property and Construction recruitment teams to service clients to the best of our capabilities, supporting our managers, at-desk training, speaking to clients and getting involved with the wider business.

No day is the same and I relish the challenges and achievements matching professionals with an employer's culture, team and ambition. 

Senior Consultant - London

I’m a Senior Consultant with 4 years’ experience working in the Town Planning, Urban Design and Regeneration Team at Macdonald & Company.

I pride myself on being able to offer expert and honest advice to both candidates and clients.

I would like to encourage any Town Planning, Urban Design, Regeneration and Interim Management professionals to contact me for a confidential chat about your future career development.

Director - London

I graduated from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1994. I worked in rural practice surveying and auctioneering in the West of England for 5 years, then spent 10 years in the City of London trading futures, options and equities for institutions and funds.

I relocated to Dubai in 2006 with my wife and two daughters to recruit in the Real Estate Sector for Macdonald & Company. I took over the management of the Dubai Office and MENA region in 2010 until returning to the M&C Head Office in London in 2016. I am now involved with all aspects of search and selection for major developers, property companies and investment institutions in the UK. I have placed many senior level individuals with a wide variety of clients. I am committed to outstanding client and candidate service and to building long term relationships. I enjoy meeting a wide variety of people in the real estate sector and advising candidates and clients on career changing and business critical decisions. I have excellent knowledge of the property market and development and investment process, and a good understanding of macro-economics and financial markets. I have travelled extensively around the MENA region and honed business skills dealing in emerging markets.

I am an accomplished pianist/entertainer/church music leader and composer, as well as enjoying triathlon, ski-ing, riding and hunting. I also run music and sport activities with a local youth club.

Associate Director - London

I am an Associate Director of the Architecture and Design team at Macdonald & Company where I head up the contract and freelance division.

I have over five years' experience in the recruitment of Architecture, Interior Design and BIM. I previously worked in the construction and design industry for over 3 years at an AJ100 architecture practice after studying architecture for 5 years.

I am a RIBA Associate, Ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society, a visiting critic for Manchester School of Architecture between 2010-2012 and a professional mentor for students of architecture at the University of Westminster between 2014 to 2016.

Associate - London

After a number of years working in the country residential markets, I made the move into real estate recruitment in 2014 and have been privileged to work on behalf of some of the top tier brands in global property, often exclusively.

I've also been able to place some of the industry's key agents into 'best in class' opportunities, as well as sourcing 'stars of tomorrow' into graduate roles.

I am truly passionate about the markets I service, I'm very much immersed in real estate and believe in developing long term business relationships built on advice and not just the 'quick fee' mentality.

Director - London

With over 14 years of sales and recruitment experience, I joined Prime People back in 2009 to build and lead the Prime Insight offering in London.

Having always had extremely close working ties with the world of property and real estate I made the move internally to join Macdonald & Company and be part of our specialist Development team. Working across a whole host of schemes including urban regeneration as well as with large mixed use, residential and cutting-edge commercial city centre developers; my work is often focused on retained senior searches and unique one off senior placements as well as finding the best Development talent in the market.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I am a specialist recruitment consultant working in the Town Planning sector and extremely driven to deliver an efficient and comprehensive service both to my candidates and clients.

I work closely with over 100 local authorities in the Home Counties offering a wide variety of interim and contract opportunities. I work on positions within Development Management, Enforcement, Conservation and Planning Policy.

If you’re looking for a new public sector planning job, please don’t hesitate to give me a call to discuss.

Director - Head of Real Estate Funds and Investors team - London

I lead the Real Estate Fund and Investors team across the UK and Europe based from London. I have over 15 years' recruitment experience with the last 12 years focused on the real estate and property investment market.

I have a strong track record working with real estate investors and funds in the UK, Europe and the Far East having worked in our Hong Kong office. I focus on hiring market leading talent within acquisitions, asset & portfolio management, investor relations and capital raising from Analyst to MD/Partner level. My clients include real estate private equity funds, investment managers, real estate banks & advisors, REITs, prop cos and multi-integrated real estate platforms.

I hold a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Bristol Business School.

Director - London

I have a decade's experience recruiting in to the Real Estate sector and joined Macdonald & Company to build a market leading Residential Property division. 


The Residential team focuses across the sector, including Residential Agency, Development, New Homes, Management and Operational Support. My aim is to grow market share, and cement Macdonald & Company's place as the recruiter of choice for the country’s leading property companies.

Senior Associate - London

I lead the Building & Construction team across the UK and Europe based from London. I have over 10 years' real estate property experience with the last 6 years focused on the development, design and construction industry.

Concentrating on mid to senior level appointments, I specialise in the recruitment of professional Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors for companies across the entire real estate life cycle including investment banks, developers, construction companies and corporates alike.

I take real pride in providing the right solutions for my clients spending time to understand what makes them different and what personalities will gel best. 80% of my current workload is a result of either repeat business or referrals from clients and candidates.

Associate - London

Having spent five years specialising in Residential New Homes, I have built a highly talented pool of connections within my network and provide a premium recruitment service to my client base and candidates alike.

Within my current role at Macdonald & Company, I work closely with a number of housebuilders, boutique developers and global consultancies assisting them on the development of their teams within London and the surrounding Home Counties covering sales, marketing, customer care and business support – at Director level and below.

Having the ability to build strong relationships with both parties, I am able to ensure I make the best possible match, allowing my clients to hire the best talent and for candidates to fulfil their career ambitions working for their employers of choice.

Director, Connected Capital Partners, London

Utilising Macdonald & Company's extensive list of contacts and in conjunction with our strategic partners, Connected Capital Partners assembles optimal capital structures catered to the specific needs of our clients.

We work to secure capital solutions via the sourcing and provision of senior, mezzanine, preferred equity and equity capital.

In addition to brokerage services, we act as principal for specific transactions meeting our specific criteria.

Recent deals include:

- Sourcing £54m of senior debt funding for a build-to-sell development in Zone 3;

- Structuring a JV for the development of 5000 homes in Birmingham. We identified and introduced the parties, sourced the equity for the development and are currently securing the senior debt across the initial 4 SPVs with a GDV of £130m. Additionally we have introduced a professional services firm which has been awarded three construction management projects and a design and build mandate.

- Active engagements in place from £10m to £450m of capital provision.


Utilising Macdonald & Company's extensive list of contacts and in conjunction with our strategic partners, Connected Capital Partners assembles optimal capital structures catered to the specific needs of our clients. We work to secure capital solutions via the sourcing and provision of senior, mezzanine, preferred equity and equity capital. In addition to brokerage services, we will act as principal for specific transactions meeting our criteria.

I founded Connected Capital Partners with Peter Moore (CEO, Prime People & Macdonald & Company) in 2018.

Director - London

I have worked in the development and construction recruitment sectors for +12 years.

In my role as Head of Development and Special Projects I lead the work with some of the world’s most reputable development and investment companies, spanning FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies to new start-ups within emerging sectors. My work has included the recruitment for a series of C-Suite appointments across some of the largest developments in London.

In my role as Head of Special Projects, I lead our most agile recruitment partnerships, aimed at equipping our clients with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in the current talent market.

Associate - London

Initially I was hired by Macdonald & Company to start an AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) Property Management offering.

After successfully launching the AST service I have grown the department to cover the increasing demand in the Build to Rent sector. Job titles I cover include Property Manager, Senior Property Manager, Head of Property Management, Lettings Administrator, Senior Lettings Administrator, PRS Lettings Negotiator, PRS Lettings Manager, Head of PRS Lettings, Resident Services Manager, General Manager and onsite property management staff.

Director - London

Recruitment Consultant - London

I have been part of the Architecture team here at Macdonald & Company since 2018 working on both Contract and Permanent positions within central London. Working with both AJ 100 studios and smaller practices, I am always interested in hearing from talented Part III/II, technologists/technicians, and BIM Coordinators/Managers.

I take pride in the work that I do and will always ensure I provide a high quality of service to both clients and candidates through my expert problem solving skills and market knowledge.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I started my career in recruitment within end-to-end Supply Chain and transitioned to Property at the beginning of February 2019 when I joined Macdonald & Company.

I grew up in Italy, where I studied and obtained a Bachelor Degree in translation studies. I also lived in Portugal and Spain for a while before permanently moving to London. In 2018 I completed my Masters in Film Studies at the University of Kingston and decided to pursue a career in recruitment.

I now focus on finding the best talent for developers working with large, mixed use, urban regeneration schemes like Battersea Power Station, individual investors, major landlords, to cutting edge developers in the city centre commercial sector. Typical titles may include: Development Director, Head of Projects, Development Manager and Project Manager.

Director - London

I qualified as a surveyor and worked as a surveyor for 10 years before joining Macdonald & Company in 2000.

I have worked exclusively in the Real Estate Services Team formerly the General Practice team in London covering the disciplines of Estate Management, Corporate Real Estate, Investment, Development, Fund Management, Asset Management, Professional, Valuations and Agency and Acquisitions / Disposals.

I am a Director of the company and a shareholder.

I have recruited property professionals at all levels from graduate to Director level using Executive Search, Advertised Selection and Contingency methods. My clients include top 5 consultancies, major property companies, developers, funds, banks, corporate organisations and retailers, many of whom use me on an exclusive/retained basis.

I have first-rate knowledge of the property industry having come from a surveying background, and I have a huge network of contacts.

Director - London

I’m excited to be part of the Macdonald & Company family. I lead our Finance recruitment division across the UK as well as being a hands on recruiter still myself.

I’ve been working in the Finance recruitment space for over 15 years across multiple sectors and specialisms, but always within Finance and always with a firm hold on the real estate space. I now lead a fantastic team that deliver an amazing service to their clients within the real estate arena.

In my spare time you will find me on the driveway tinkering with my motorcycle collection or enjoying them on the open road.

Senior Consultant - London

I joined Macdonald & Company after graduating with a degree in English Literature in 2015 as a consultant within the Technical team. Here, I specialise in the recruitment of Project Managers, Building Surveyors and Quantity Surveyors, working with a diverse range of clients who occupy, own, invest or advise in property at all levels from Graduate to Director level.

I pride myself on the established network I have grown during my time working in the sector, and I have a passion for delivering a genuine, transparent and complete service to my clients and candidates alike. I take great satisfaction in taking the time to understand both individuals and companies and providing the right long-term solutions. My network grows by offering what I feel is the right advice, not by mass sending CVs! I have proven success in both contingency based recruitment and executive search assignments within Central London and the surrounding Home Counties.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I joined in March 2019 and although new to recruitment, I eagerly await the challenges to come and look forward to building up a rapport with clients and professionals. As a friendly individual, I ensure my candidates and clients will have the smoothest experience when dealing with me.

Outside of work I enjoy going to the gym, socialising with friends, reading and discussing philosophy and have a keen interest in building computers. I studied Religion Philosophy & Ethics at the University of Gloucestershire and graduated in 2015. I have joined the Client Services team which focuses on a wide variety of sectors within Macdonald & Company.

Director - London

I am the Director of the Town Planning, Urban Design and Regeneration Team having specialised in contract and permanent recruitment within this sector for over 14 years at Macdonald & Company.

Over this period I have successfully amassed a diverse and vibrant list of prestigious clients consisting of Local Authorities, Development Corporations, Developers, Consultancies and Charitable Trusts across London.

We partner with our clients to identify talented Town Planning, Urban Design and Regeneration professionals from Graduates to Directors and Heads of Service.

If you are a candidate or client who is looking for an honest, transparent and thorough approach to your search for a new role or recruitment needs for both interim contracts and on permanent basis, please feel free to contact me for a discrete and informal discussion.

Recruitment Consultant - London

I joined Macdonald & Company as Client Services Consultant in early in 2019. Our team specialises in recruitment across the Property & Built Environment sector by truly partnering with our candidates and providing a truly consultative service to them.

I am passionate about giving as much insight and guidance as possible at all steps throughout the job-seeking process and will always “think ahead” in your best interests to ensure you achieve your career aspirations.

Director - London

I joined Macdonald & Company in early 2017 as a Director within the Real Estate Investment and Funds team. My previous role was as a Director within the European Real Estate practice for Ferguson Partners, where my focus was on senior level retained search across the region.

I came to real estate headhunting as a second career after c. 20 years spent in corporate communications and am truly in love with this sector and get a massive kick from the 'matchmaking' aspect of placing talented candidates into great platforms where they will thrive and deliver results. I believe that my commitment and enthusiasm shines through in all of my dealings with clients and candidates alike!

In my current role at M&C, I assist clients in private equity, investment management, REIT and family offices to find the best talent across a wide range of roles at Board level and below. With a background in executive search, I work on retained mandates for senior-level appointments and am also able to assist with contingent assignments when these are on an exclusive basis. In addition, I have a track record and strong interest in hospitality assignments, working on roles with a real estate component, e.g. feasibility, investment, asset management and development.

Associate - London

With 5 years' recruitment experience in Town Planning, I lead on all permanent roles across the Land & Planning jobs sectors, I work with a variety of companies including consultancies, developers, charitable trusts and local government authorities, and pride myself on being able to offer expert advice to both clients and candidates.

My ability to listen and understand your needs before matching individuals together make me the ideal individual to assist you in your search!

In my own time, I enjoy all things French, having lived there for 18 months. Some might say that this adds an alluring 'je ne sais quoi' to my personality...

Director - London

I've been recruiting in the design and development space since 2000. Does that make me 'old and wise' in recruitment terms? You decide!

I’d hope that at the very least it means I know what I am talking about. I am fortunate enough to receive lots of referrals and recommendations from both hiring clients and the people I am assisting to find a new job, so I’ll take that as reassurance that I am doing something right!

I have two main streams that I operate in. The first is senior and executive appointments for people from design backgrounds. Anything from Associate up to Partner or Managing Director. The second stream is jobs for people who want to work outside of mainstream design, usually with a developer, main contractor, investor or property consultancy. These roles tend to be Design Management, Technical Management or Head of Design roles.

I seek input and information from others in order that I may advise them correctly. I don’t dress things up to be anything they are not so you’ll always get an honest and useful response from me. I take pride in having an informed perspective on the market so I am able to advise people on the best route to take.

After all these years in recruitment, I still love my work! I enjoy putting people in positions where they can have a positive impact on our built environment. I particularly like working on strategic hires.

Outside of work I like mountain biking, playing badminton, scuba diving, travelling to interesting places and eating out. All of which has come to a distinct halt whist I focus on bringing up two boys!

Commercial Director

I joined Prime People Plc in 2013 and am responsible for driving operational excellence and profitability for the Group. As well as overseeing global commercial and operational functions my remit involves the appraisal of strategic investments.

My professional priority is to make sure our client facing teams have everything they need at their disposal to deliver an exceptional service. Now based in London, I have spent two stints in Hong Kong and, prior to my current position, I managed operations for our Asia business units.

Before joining Prime People Plc, I worked in the technology practice of two leading executive search firms. I hold an MSc in Management and a BA in Philosophy and Spanish from King’s College, London.

Recruitment Consultant - London

Friendly, ambitious, young recruitment consultant. Being a recruitment consultant is a field that complements my skillset of sales and interpersonal relationships. I am a confident communicator who is used to working at a fast pace.  I aim to put the right candidates into the right positions.

I have a passion for music on the side, playing drums and percussion and a love for motorbikes on the weekend.

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