macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Real Estate Services

The real estate services team acts for a wide range of real estate services businesses that provide consultancy and professional services to investors, developers and occupiers of property. The team also works with corporate real estate occupiers and property companies. The team advises across a range of functions including asset management, property management, facilities management, valuation & professional, as well as leasing, planning, development consultancy.

 

 

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 head hunting 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

Associate 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.

Director - South Africa

As the founder of Macdonald & Company in South Africa, I focus exclusively on recruitment into the property and construction industries throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

We have worked with developers, funds, financial institutions, contractors and real estate consultancies to establish or grow their teams over the past 14 years.

Although I generally recruit at a senior level level, I still get the greatest joy out of creating real change in someones life. My exceptional team and I work slightly differently to our peers in the rest of the world, as we are client focussed rather than specialism led.

With over 2500 skydives to my name, I'm someone who loves a challenge, and believes in doing something that takes you out of your comfort zone every day. . . which is probably why I also got married and had two children, who remain my greatest daily challenge!

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.

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.

Recruitment Consultant - Singapore

Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate and built environment sectors.

Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our 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. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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

Specialities: Recruitment, Career Advice, Search and Selection, Salary benchmarking.

Real Estate Developments, Investment / Asset Management, Engineering, Project Management, Construction, Infrastructure, Facilities Management, Building Management.

Types of Real Estate - Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, Residential, Industrial, Logistics, Data Centres.

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.

Researcher - South Africa

I am a dedicated individual with the belief that anything is possible at any moment of time, if one truly applies a devoted effort towards achieving those desired possibilities.  I believe that I have the quality to ensure this dedicated effort towards all potential clients and candidates within the market.

I believe that there is also great importance in ensuring in-depth communication and understanding towards both clients and candidates, to ensure effective and efficient problem solving solutions that can be used to benefit my potential clients and candidates. I like having complete transparency around business matters, as well as being mindful of trust and confidentiality between myself and both clients and candidates.  I am passionate to ensure the work and time I invest in building close relationships results in a high level of satisfaction for all stakeholders.  I aim to continuously achieve the best of myself and in doing so, I aim to achieve the best potential outcomes for both clients and candidates.

Researcher - South Africa

After completing my honours degree in psychology I got involved in the recruitment industry and found my niche. My passion for people and human relations fosters my enthusiastic and determined approach in my role as a resourcing consultant.

My focus, drive and interest in people has placed me in the recruitment industry where I am able to utilise my strengths and continue to grow. My strong interpersonal skills, dedication and continuous desire to learn has ensured my success in all aspects. I pride myself on my strong work ethic and apply myself fully to any challenge that I am presented with.

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.

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.

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.

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 - Manchester

I work within the Manchester office in the Regional Building and Construction team recruiting for Building Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers throughout the Midlands, north, up to and including Scotland. I recruit graduates and right the way up to Director level spanning across all sectors for employers in real estate.

I joined Macdonald & Company in 2018 having spent 8 years as a Manager in the insurance sector. Naturally, giving people a platform to escalate 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 - 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.

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.

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

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.

Associate - Hong Kong

I joined Macdonald & Company in June 2018 serving Hong Kong developers. I have over 7 years' recruitment experience within Banking & Finance and Real Estate sector.

I have always been a people person and I love getting to talk plans and goals all day. I take a transparent approach and have a get-to-know-you style that results in a higher level of trust and commitment.

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 - Hong Kong

I fell into the world of recruitment 8 years ago after relocating to Singapore for a spot of rugby.

After a year in Singapore I was given the opportunity to relocate to Hong Kong in November 2011. After 2 years recruiting in the financial services sector, I joined Macdonald & Company in 2013 and have built up extensive experience in providing recruitment solutions for the Real Estate Sector across Asia.

I have predominantly worked for Real Estate Service Providers and Real Estate Investors across North Asia and roles have included retained and exclusive mandates through to contingent hiring.

I am a lover of all things sport and would happily accompany anyone for a beer especially if there is some sport to watch live or on TV.

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 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.

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.

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!

Associate - Manchester

I am an Associate based in the Manchester office, operating in the freelance/interim market recruiting surveyors largely under the ‘General Practice’ umbrella (including property asset managers, valuation, landlord & tenant and rating surveyors), extending to project management and FM professionals.

Covering from the Midlands up to Scotland, my core clients incorporate public sector organisations, consultancies, developers and retailers.

Finding short and medium term solutions to issues such as peaks in workloads, specific fixed term project requirements, maternity and paternity leave, and sickness cover, my connections undertake roles on hourly and daily rates and also salaried fixed term contracts.

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 - Dubai

Having worked previously in the UK and Vietnam, I moved to Dubai in 2013 and joined Macdonald & Company.

In 2016 I took over the day to day running of the office, headquartered in Dubai and covering a large region including KSA, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Egypt.

I specialise in recruitment across the Real Estate industry and have a fantastic network of professionals within Asset Management, Investment, Development, Advisory, Property Management, Valuations and Strategy.

Having successfully placed over 150 candidates into new jobs since joining Macdonald & Company, I pride myself on my networking skills, knowledge of the Middle Eastern region and my reputation within the region.

Always happy to have a chat so pick up the phone and call me.

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.

 

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.

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.

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