macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Development

The development team partners with the most exciting and forward-thinking development and property companies. Clients range between entrepreneurial start-ups in new and emerging markets or established local and global players. We work with businesses to understand them, their teams and what makes their business unique. We carry out extensive mapping to meet requirements no matter the role function. Each client requirement varies but typical functions we recruit for include investment, acquisition, design, development, project, construction, cost, leasing, asset management, estates and sales & marketing.

 

 

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.

Currently a Director within our Development and Technical team, partnering with the most exciting  and forward-thinking development and property companies.  Clients range between entrepreneurial start-ups to local and global players.  Each client requirement varies but we typically recruit across all levels within Land, planning, design, development, project, construction, and commercial management.  As well as Sales, Marketing and Aftercare.

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.

 

 

Managing Director - Asia Pacific / 亚太区董事总经理

I have run Prime People's business in Asia since opening the first Macdonald & Company office in 2006.

For me, we have a privileged view on the employment market across all of our specialist areas and I am passionate about generating a reputation for giving honest, constructive, and effective advice.

Our teams strive to use our extensive market knowledge to connect our customers with whatever it is that will enhance their companies, teams, or personal careers. Our people are our greatest asset and allied with market-leading technology platforms, I am looking forward to continuing Prime People's regional growth with our team in Hong Kong & Singapore and improving the levels of service that we offer.

 

自 2006 年开设首家 Macdonald&Company 亚洲办事处以来,本人一直负责 Prime People 在亚洲的业务。

对我而言,我们对房地产行业各个专业领域的人才市场了解颇深,我热衷于通过提供诚实可靠的、富有建设性的和有效的建议来提高我们在市场的声誉。

我们的团队不断利用广博的市场知识,将客户与可以提升公司、团队或个人职业发展的机会联系起来。员工就是我们最大的资产,并且与市场领先的技术平台紧密结合,我期待香港和新加坡团队继续实现 Prime People 的区域增长,提供高水平服务。

 

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.

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。

作为您公司的“代表”做人才搜索时,我会充满热情地与候选人保持沟通,以充分的代表您公司品牌形象和机构来吸引市场上最好的人才。

作为招聘合作伙伴,我是一个非常注重细节,并会广泛利用数据,行业洞察力及市场领先的搜索技术和工具来提供最优质的服务。

本人拥有诺丁汉商学院的经济学学士学位。

Recruitment Consultant - Manchester

I joined Macdonald & Company in 2018 having spent 8 years as a Manager in the insurance sector.

Naturally, giving people a platform to make the most of their careers was transferable across to recruitment and I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of identifying personalities of both businesses and individuals in order to build connections.

I work within the General Practice team recruiting across Real Estate and Development fields; including commercial property, real estate asset management and estates management, professional surveyors (including valuation, landlord and tenant, and rating surveyors), property development and investment professionals. I recruit graduates and right the way up to Director level spanning across all sectors for employers in real estate and work within the Manchester office covering a geographical patch throughout the Midlands, north, up to and including Scotland.

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. 

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.

Director - Manchester

Since moving into property recruitment in 2001, I have built up extensive experience in providing recruitment solutions for the regional Real Estate sectors.

Typical organisations I recruit for include property consultancies, retailers, property developers, financial institutions, local authorities and public sector bodies. These employers are based across the West Midlands, East Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, North East regions and Scotland.

I help surveyors find jobs on both permanent and freelance/short-term contracts and offer my clients a bespoke service including contingency and headhunting solutions. The types of surveyors I recruit include all providing Real Estate Services or Development professionals. These include commercial property, asset and estates management, professional surveyors (including valuation, landlord and tenant, and rating surveyors), property development and investment professionals as well as surveyors working in the rural environment.

I also lead the management and strategic direction for our Manchester Office across all sectors.

自2001年开始从事房地产招聘工作以来,我在为区域房地产行业提供招聘解决方案方面积累了丰富的经验。

我招募的典型组织包括房地产咨询公司,零售商,房地产开发商,金融机构,地方当局和公共部门机构。这些雇主遍布西米德兰兹,东米德兰兹,西北,约克郡,东北地区和苏格兰。

我帮助测量师找到永久性合同和自由职业者/短期合同上的工作,并为我的客户提供定制服务,包括应急和猎头解决方案。我招募的测量师类型包括所有提供房地产服务或开发专业人士。这些人员包括商业物业,资产和遗产管理,专业测量师(包括估价,房东和租户以及评级测量师),房地产开发和投资专业人员以及在农村环境中工作的测量师。

我还领导曼彻斯特办事处各个部门的管理和战略方向。

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 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- Manchester

I am a Senior Associate and lead the regional Building & Construction team from our Manchester office, but cover the whole of the East and West Midlands through to the top of Scotland.

I have a proven and demonstrable track record in recruiting high quality, hard-to-find chartered Building and Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers throughout the regions. These professionals have gone on to open offices, become leaders in their fields, and help build some of the outstanding landmarks in the UK today.

Having retrained from a career in academia, I can boast delivering complex, high-level roles over the last 5+ years within both the public and private sectors. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from The University of Durham (which I rarely get to use anymore), yet always get asked to work out how to split the bill at the end of a meal, which wasn’t even a module on the course.

With a wife and 2 young daughters, I spend most of my free time tidying up the house and wondering why the bathroom is occupied again. I also enjoy squeezing in some quality time with my Playstation when I can, and sharing my love of film with my eldest.

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 / 副总监

With over 12 years' experience in the recruitment field, I have established strong and long-term relationships with clients and candidates.

With in-house HR experience, I understand Headcount Planning, Resource Planning and HR Process. I aim to bring our strong professional network into the real estate industry; a system that is ethical, sustainable and provides significant added value to the clients and candidates.

Businesses today rely more on successful referrals. I believe we are at the forefront of this transition with our staff connecting clients to Real Estate expertise whilst offering strategic development support.

 

凭借在招聘领域超过 12 年的经验,我已经与客户和应聘者建立了牢固的长期合作关系。

凭借内部人力资源经验,我了解员工计划,资源计划和人力资源流程。我的目标是将我们强大的专业网络带入房地产行业;一个符合道德,可持续发展并为客户和候选人提供显着附加值的系统。

当今的企业更多地依赖成功的推荐。我相信我们将在过渡的最前沿,我们的员工将客户与房地产专业知识联系起来,同时提供战略发展支持。

Senior Associate - Manchester

After over a decade of management experience in the sports industry, my aptitude for solution finding and communication led me to a successful career in property recruitment.

Recruitment requires the ability to analyse and interpret client need, and accurately find those professionals that will complete and improve business goals. It is this puzzle within an extremely competitive market that drives me to know my clients and candidates inside and out, to make the right placements at the right time, and consult on the changing requirements of all parties.

The surveyors I recruit provide Real Estate Services or work in Development. These include commercial property, real estate asset management and estates management, professional surveyors (including valuation, landlord and tenant, and rating surveyors), property development and investment professionals as well as surveyors working in the rural environment.  Covering areas north of Worcestershire such as Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and roles in Scotland.

Outside of the office, I’ve been a climber and mountaineer for nearly 20 years, including representing GB in the 2013 Ice Climbing World Cup Series. Moving to the Peak District the same year, my wife and I spend our weekends climbing and hiking across the UK and Europe, when we’re not renovating our house.

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.

 

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.

总监 & 中国区负责人 / Director & Head of China

我在中国大陆出生和成长,于 2013 年加入 Macdonald&Company,曾在新加坡和香港的办事处工作。

作为驻香港办事处的总监,我如今领导中国团队和深圳办事处发展业务,专注于服务中资地产开发商位于中国、香港、新加坡、澳大利亚、美国、越南、马来西亚等国家的业务以及国际开发商和基金公司在中国国内和香港的中高端人才招聘。

本人拥有法国 IAE Aix-en-Provence 的 MBA 学位。

 

Born and raised in mainland China, I joined Macdonald & Company since 2013 and have worked in both Singapore and Hong Kong offices.

As a Director based in Hong Kong office, I am now leading the Greater Bay Area team and the Shenzhen office to grow the business with focuses on the middle to senior roles within real estate sector across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, US, Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries.

I hold an MBA Degree from IAE Aix-en-Provence France.

总监 / Director

在移居香港之前,我曾在上海瑞安房地产有限公司担任管理培训生达6年,负责业务开发、营销、租赁、运营和资产管理。

五年前,我在香港学习 MBA 并加入 Macdonald&Company 中国地区办事处。我现在是中国团队的负责人,带领中国团队,负责协调我们的 GBA 业务,并且最近在中国开设了新的办事处。

如果您对中国业务感兴趣,请告诉我,和我们保持联系!

 

I worked as a Management Trainee for Shui On Land in Shanghai for 6 years before moving to HK, covering business development, sales & marketing, leasing, operations and asset management.

I studied an MBA in Hong Kong and joined the Macdonald & Company China business 5 years ago. I’m now the leader of China Team, leading the China sourcing team, coordinating our GBA business and have recently launched a new office in China.

Talk to me if you are interested in China business, and let’s be connected!

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.

Associate - London

Having specialised in Residential New Homes since 2014, 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.

Associate Director - Singapore / 副总监-新加坡

I am passionate about understanding my candidates' motivation for their career leap and connecting them to the right employer. Being able to match the right candidate to the right job and witness them flourish in their careers brings me great fulfilment.

For the past 8 years, my clients value my problem-solving approach and going the extra mile in handling complex cases, and ultimately bridging the gap. I focus on partnering with real estate developers on their recruitment needs.

Out of work, I enjoy serving the community and playing tennis and netball.

Macdonald And Company Pt Ltd Company Licence Number 16S8127
KOK JIA LING, CHARISSA (GUO JIALING, CHARISSA)
Licence Number: R1102219

 

我热衷于了解能让候选人职业飞跃的动力,并将他们与合适的雇主联系起来。使合适的人匹配到合适的工作,见证他们的事业蒸蒸日上,能给我带来极大的成就感。

在过去的 8 年中,我的客户非常重视我的问题解决方法,我在处理复杂案例方面付出了更多的努力,最终弥合分歧。我专注于与房地产开发商合作,满足他们的招聘需求。

赋闲时,我喜欢为社区服务,打网球和打篮球。

Director - Singapore / 总监-新加坡

I have been working in recruitment for more than 10 years, focusing on recruiting for the Real Estate and Construction industry since 2008.

Based in Singapore covering mid to senior hires in Asia, I always strive to engage with my real estate clients with a thorough, detailed recruitment approach, value-adding my real estate market knowledge.

Recruitment is about matching the right skills AND the right personality to the job! I enjoy recruiting with sincerity and a high level of professionalism.

“People make the difference. We connect you to that difference.”

Macdonald And Company Pt Ltd Company Licence Number 16S8127
CHUA AIJIA
Licence Number: R1109281

 

自 2008 年以来,我从事招聘工作已有10多年,专注于房地产和建筑行业内的招聘。

位于新加坡办事处,我的业务覆盖亚洲的中高级人才,一直致力于以透彻和详尽的招聘方式与房地产客户互动,为我的房地产市场知识增值。

招聘其实是将合适的技能和合适的个性与工作进行匹配!我喜欢诚恳和高度专业的招聘。

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。

Associate Vice President - South Central U.S.A.

I specialize in Executive Search & Placement of Real Estate professionals across the Sunbelt and Rocky Mountain Regions. My client base includes local, regional, and multi-national Developers, Owners, and Operators of Real Estate. 

Since joining Macdonald & Company in 2016, I have established an industry track record, which grants me the ability to accurately understand the technical skillset of a candidate, or demands of a role. Recognizing that people build businesses; I am also diligent in my approach to understand the values of an organization; to ensure a suitable long term culture fit between employer and employee.

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