The Real Estate Investment & Funds team recruit for leading alternatives, asset managers, fund managers, investment managers, private equity firms, debt funds, investment banks, investors, family offices and sovereign wealth funds, as well as service providers in the sector. We advise across functions including investment, acquisitions, M&A, corporate finance, asset management, portfolio management, capital raising and investor relations/client services.
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.
Managing Director - Asia Pacific
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.
Managing Director - Singapore
I joined Macdonald & Company in 2001, starting as a young and fresh-faced consultant in London.
The journey has since taken me through setting up our first international office in Dubai in 2006, via a brief stint in Hong Kong, then onto Singapore, where I run the office and have been based since 2012. I am very passionate about our team here in Asia and feel that we are the most experienced, knowledgeable and connected group in the region. I love the Real Estate industry, still find it interesting and dynamic, and the people I deal with day in day out are genuinely my kind of people. It's a sociable industry where deals are still done through relationships and where "who you know" still counts for something. I value that greatly.
Outside of work, I am a huge sports fan, mainly rugby, cricket and golf. I'm a lifelong suffering Southampton fan, love Wasps Rugby Club and follow England rugby and cricket all over the world, especially if it's to watch us beat the Australians somewhere!
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.
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.
Recruitment Consultant - London
I’m a 23-year-old Business Management Graduate, who quickly realised that I would accomplish more in a job where the financial compensation, reflected your individual performance. I now wake up in the morning with an eagerness to attend the job I worked so hard, through my education to achieve.
Located in the investment and funds team, I learn new information relating to the real estate industry, every day. This knowledge spans the UK and Europe.
I thrive within a social setting and enjoy bringing a light-hearted attitude to the job, priding myself on my ability to execute challenge after challenge throughout a busy day with a smile. Therefore, the idea of managing candidates through, what can be an overwhelming process is well suited to my personality.
I aim to see as much of the world as I can, whether that’s on my own trips or in the future with work. The idea of experiencing other cultures and meeting new people, I wouldn’t ordinarily encounter, excites me.
Recruitment Consultant - Frankfurt
Joining the Investment and Funds team in Frankfurt End of 2019 I will help to grow the presence of Macdonald & Company in Germany. I do enjoy the continuous contact with clients and candidates and provide a debonair service with an eye for detail.
My past working experience within different cultures in international environments make it easy for me to connect to any kind of person and understand their viewpoint and future goals. My continuous drive to learn something new every day helps me to keep my market knowledge up do date.
I hold a MSc in Biology from the Goethe University in Frankfurt and worked previously in molecular and bioinformatical with freshwater crabs from the Himalayan mountains.
Senior Consultant - Singapore
After ten years working in the Central London property market, Will Blaney relocated to Singapore with his wife, joining Macdonald & Company in 2019. Will’s experience and passion for real estate gives him a valuable platform to recruit within the industry. Will works within the Singapore real estate search team, conducting major regional searches for asset managers, banks and equity investors.
Recruitment Consultant - Singapore
I specialize in recruitment for real estate developers, PERE and clients in the Real Estate space across the APAC region. Working with mid-level to senior level roles:
Real Estate Business Development
Real Estate Investment and Asset Managers
Real Estate Fund Managers
Real Estate Portfolio Managers
Real Estate Transaction Managers
I am happy to connect with similar profiles who have experience in Real Estate Private Equity, Banking, Audit, Office, Retail, Hospitality, Residential, Institutional.
If you are interested in exploring opportunities or are looking to welcome potential candidates to your organisation, message me for a confidential chat.
Senior Consultant - Hong Kong
I started my recruitment career in 2014 and focused on the retail industry for 2 years.
I had an opportunity to join a start-up company which had just started to run their co – working business in Shanghai. After 3 years, this company became the biggest co-working service provider worldwide and I got lots of practice in the Real Estate industry.
I relocated to Hong Kong and joined Macdonald & Company in August 2019, and focus on Real Estate Service Providers and Real Estate Investors in China.
In my spare time, I have joined Marathon Races since 2017, and finished my first Full Marathon in Nov 2018 in NYC.
Recruitment Consultant - Frankfurt
With my experience, not least because of my study focus in the field of real estate, I have the necessary know-how regarding the professions we offer. I was able to expand and deepen this with my work at Macdonald & Company. This background, combined with a very personal interest in the subject of real estate, leads to a dedication that is reflected in my job in the form of passion. With my intercultural background, I am able to understand different people with different cultures in an empathetic way. Furthermore, in every difficult situation, I see an opportunity to grow, not only to grow alone but to grow together with my candidates and with my clients, also with my collegues and with the hole of the company I am working for.
Finally, I would like to say: do not think in terms of problems, think in solutions. There is no hopeless situation, there are only hopeless people.
Senior Recruitment Consultant - Manchester
I joined Macdonald & Company in 2017 and pride myself on giving both professionals and the companies I work with the best possible level of service and always endeavour to make the recruitment process as smooth and efficient as can be for all parties involved.
Since joining, I have gained a great deal of knowledge and continue to refine my expertise as a specialist recruiter for property consultancies, real estate services providers, retailers, property developers, financial institutions, local authorities and public sector bodies. Geographically I specialise in the Midlands and northern UK markets including the West Midlands, East Midlands, North West, Yorkshire, North East and Scotland regions. I have aspirations to be the most connected recruiter in the property sector from the Midlands northwards.
Providing maximum value to everyone I work with will establish me as the trusted advisor professionals turn to for career management advice and employers turn to for their hiring requirements.
I place surveyors on both permanent and freelance/short term contracts and offers my clients a bespoke, value added service including contingency and head hunting solutions. The types of surveyors I recruit 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 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.
Associate - Hong Kong
With over 12 years' of 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.
Senior Consultant - Singapore
With over 18 years' experience, I started her career as a Real Estate Agent specialising in sales and lettings in prime central London, before moving to the buying side where I enjoyed sourcing “best in class” properties for private clients.
In 2010 me and my family moved to Singapore where I represented a UK private property search company and more recently worked alongside a trio of entrepreneurs who specialise in global alternative assets. My knowledge, experience and understanding places me in an advantageous position to recruit within the Real Estate sector.
Recruitment Consultant - Hong Kong
Real Estate Specialist - Experienced Consultant focus on Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Field with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry.
Skilled in Executive Search, Teamwork, Recruiting, Social Media, and Human Resources.
Strong consulting professional with past Human Resources Experiences.
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.
Managing Director Germany
I am the Specialist Recruiter for the German Real Estate Investment market and run our Germany operation from our Frankfurt office.
My clients are top tier US, European & German Real Estate Private Equity, Institutional Funds, Family Offices, Investment Banks and Investment Managers & Developers.
I have been in recruitment for over 13 years, delivering hires for roles in acquisitions, asset & portfolio management, across all levels of seniority (Analyst to MD).
My track record in connecting talent is a result of an extensive network of long term relationships, combined with an excellent understanding of the real estate & recruitment industries.
I am passionate, personable, consultative and diligent in my approach.
I hold Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland.
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 - Hong Kong
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
Director - Singapore
I have been working in the Property recruitment market since 2001 in London, Sydney and now Singapore.
I have acted for a diverse range of clients including institutions, funds, property advisory groups, developers, investors, and global real estate agencies. Highly regarded for my work within the property sector having developed an extensive network of clients and candidates I have the specialist technical expertise required to successfully complete recruitment assignments across Asia-Pac.
Passionate about the industry, I have spent 3 years on the Property Council of Australia Future Directions committee and actively involved with ANREV’s and ULI's Young Professionals and Diversity in Real Estate events in Asia.
Associate Director - Singapore
Executive search specialist for Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure. I bring experience of working in diverse cultures and international environments as I had the opportunity to work in USA, India and Singapore.
Always excited to meet new people, exploring new business opportunities and building management teams.
I have always been interested in the Human Aspects of Human Resources and work towards engaging with my candidates and clients on that basis.
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.
Associate Director - Singapore
I have over ten years’ of experience placing senior level candidates across Real Estate and Financial Markets.
I previously worked for a boutique Real Estate Executive search firm covering senior, retained appointments throughout Europe and since moving to Singapore in 2015 I oversee both mid and senior level roles throughout Asia Pacific. I have a strong track record of successfully completing assignments from C-level down, within Private Equity, Fund Management and Investment Management.
I am always willing to go the extra mile to uncover fantastic candidates for my clients, especially with challenging and hard-to-fill roles. I task myself with providing the highest level of service to both candidates and clients alike through delivering a truly professional, open and honest service with excellent communication and attention to detail.
I am an active member of ULI Singapore and am honoured to serve as a mentor for ULI's Young Leaders Group in Singapore. I am motivated by diversity in the work place and regularly host Ladies in Property Networking events in Singapore. Over the past two years I have qualified as an ACTP accredited Executive & Leadership Coach. I am passionate about how coaching can positively impact an individual's performance, results and well-being in the work place.