macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Planning, Architecture & Design

The planning, architecture & design recruitment team specialises in early development functions within real estate services businesses, occupiers and developers. The team recruit across functions including strategic planning, town planning, development control, architecture, design, BIM and interior design jobs.



Head of Architecture and Design - London

Stephen is the Head of Architecture and Design at Macdonald & Company with over six years experience in the recruitment of Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and BIM.

He previously worked in the construction and design industry for over 3 years at an AJ100 Architecture practice after studying Architecture for 5 years.

Stephen is a RIBA Associate, Ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society, a visiting Critic for Manchester School of Architecture, a professional mentor for students of Architecture at the University of Westminster, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member of the Academy of Urbanism and an affiliate of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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!

Recruitment Consultant - South Africa

“The average person will spend anywhere from 50,000-15,0000 hours of their total lifetime, or about 20-60% of their meaningful adult time, on their careers“– Tim Urban.  Wait, but why?

Whether it is helping you find the right talent for a role, or reaching your career goals, I am all about helping you get there.

As a recruiter, my drive and passion is to create, match and unify connections through building lasting relationships.

Having around 5 years’ experience within internal recruitment and drawing from experience in mining, finance and insurance, I consider myself fortunate to be a part of the Macdonald & Company team – the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment.

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.

Senior Associate - Dubai

I have 8 years of service with Macdonald & Company. Initially joining the London Technical team in 2011 where I started my recruitment career and since then relocated to our Dubai office at the beginning of 2017, where I'm now a Senior Associate.

Focusing on the Real Estate and Construction industry mainly for Developers, Sovereign Funds, Family Offices, Prop Cos, Retailers, Consultancies, Design Practices.

I have over 13 years working within the Real Estate industry. Starting my professional career with one the country’s leading Estate Agent businesses, where I spent time in both London and also South of France. Following this I joined a London Real Estate Investment business in a Real Estate Management and Sales role, before starting my Macdonald & Company career.

Throughout my time with Macdonald & Company, I have had the luxury to be exposed to most areas of a Real Estate assets life-cycle, allowing me to provide clients with expert knowledge over most areas and at all levels of seniority. My two greatest achievements over the last 8 years has been developing my own niche within the London team, focusing on serving the Land Estates and foreign investors, mainly Middle Eastern Family Offices. Grosvenor Estate was a successful account of mine for nearly 6 years. Secondly relocating to the UAE and joining our long-established office in Dubai where I’m a part of a small team, covering next to all areas of the industry across the entire Middle East. This has given me vast exposure to multiple client types, dealings with a variation of nationalities and also different working environments.

我在 Macdonald&Company 服务了 8 年。我最初于2011年加入伦敦技术团队,在那里我开始了我的招聘生涯,从那时起,于 2017 年初搬到我们的迪拜办事处,现在我是高级研究员。

我专注于房地产和建筑,主要面向开发商,主权基金,家族办公室,支柱公司,零售商,顾问和设计实践。 我在房地产行业拥有超过13年的工作经验。我的职业生涯始于该国一家领先的房地产经纪公司,曾在伦敦和法国南部工作。之后,我加入伦敦房地产投资公司担任房地产管理和销售职位,然后开始在 Macdonald & Company.

在 Macdonald&Company 工作的整个过程中,我一直可以接触房地产资产生命周期的大部分领域,这使我能够为客户提供有关大多数领域和各个级别资历的专业知识。在过去8年中,我取得的两个最大成就是在伦敦团队中发展了自己的利基市场,专注于为 Land Estates 和外国投资者(主要是中东家族办公室)提供服务。格罗夫纳庄园(Grosvenor Estate)是我的成功案例,已有近 6 年的历史。其次,搬迁到阿联酋,加入我们在迪拜建立的办事处,在那里我是一个小团队的一员,涵盖了整个中东整个行业的各个领域。这使我能够广泛接触多种类型的客户,涉及不同的国籍以及不同的工作环境。


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. 

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 playoff a single-figure handicap; I can be seen at any property networking event that allows me to get on the course.



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...

Head of South-Central U.S.A.

I am the Head of South-Central U.S. Operations for Macdonald & Company. Based in Houston, TX, I focus on search and placement of real estate professionals primarily in the major metropolitan areas of Texas, as well as the Southeast, Southwest, Midwest and Rocky Mountain Regions of the country.

I have 10 years of experience delivering the hire of mid and senior-level real estate professionals into Real Estate Developers, Investors, Owners, and Operators across North America. When I undertake a search, as an ambassador for your firm; I approach my network with passion and enthusiasm, to represent your brand and organization in a manner to captivate the very best (active or passive) talent in the marketplace.

I am detail-oriented in my approach and utilize data, industry insights and market-leading search technology & tools to drive the very best results for those that entrust me as their recruitment partner.

I hold a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Nottingham Business School.

我是 Macdonald&Company 美国办事处的负责人。位于德克萨斯州休斯顿,本人主要负责房地产专业人员招聘,服务地区覆盖德克萨斯州的主要大都市地区、美国东南、西南、中西部和落基山脉地区。

我拥有 10 年的工作经验,为北美房地产开发商、投资者、所有者和运营商服务,聘请中高级房地产专业人员。




副总监 / Associate Director


  • 我负责招聘的职位遍布香港、中国大陆、新加坡、美国、英国和澳大利亚。

  • 基金会计兼首席财务官
  • -项目管理/设施管理

  • -物产营销与销售

  • -租赁高管

  • -室内/建筑设计师


Positions that I recruit for are across Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, US, UK and Australia.

- From Analyst to Director level in Property Investment and Capital Markets
- Fund Accountant and Chief Financial Officer
- Property Asset Management
- Project Management/Facility Management
- Property Marketing and Sales
- Leasing Executives
- Interior/Architect Designers

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 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.

Recruitment Consultant - Hong Kong

I have a broad understanding of real estate having spent the majority of my career in the industry. Having started my career in the London residential sales market, I then joined Knight Frank covering Facilities Management on the Hyde Park Estate before making a move into Business Development. After a short stint in IPM, I decided to move into recruitment.

I am approachable, diligent, discreet and eager to assist those looking for new opportunities.

Recruitment Consultant - Hong Kong

I am one of the newest recruiters in Macdonald & Company's Hong Kong office, joining from an international real estate consultancy.

I have worked on some prestigious landmark master schemes across the north of England, such as Media City, Manchester Gardens & Liverpool Waters. I bring to the table an excellent understanding of the UK residential real estate market, with 5 years' of experience in providing tailored solutions for my clients.

Always willing to go the extra mile, you can expect a diligent and thorough approach from me.

Stereotypical of a northerner, I am most at home when walking my dog, listening to music and playing football.


Latest Jobs


ZAR330000 per annum

Sector Permanent, Polokwane, Consultant/Analyst, Contracts Manager, Technical Manager, Facilities Management Contract Management, Total Facilities Management, Qualified/Associate/AVP



£54000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: Car allowance + Bonus

Sector Permanent, South West, Planning, Architecture & Design, Strategic Planning, Town & Country Planning, Qualified/Associate/AVP



£56 - £60 per hour

Sector Contract / Interim, North West , AD/VP/Manager, Development, Planning, Development Control, Strategic Planning, Planning Enforcement, Anywhere UK

North West England


£23 per hour, Benefits: Umbrella Co

Sector Contract / Interim, London, Consultant/Analyst, Development Management, Planning, Development Control


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