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 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.

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 - London

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 - 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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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.

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.

Director - Hong Kong

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.

Senior Consultant - London

I am part of a team focusing on the recruitment for all roles associated within the disciplines of:

- Building Surveying
- Quantity Surveying
- Project Management

With clients including major landlords, occupiers, developers and property consultancies.

Our main focus is in the development arena 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. So typical titles may include:

- Development Director
- Head of Projects
- Development Manager
- Project Manager

With the rarity of these candidates and often confidentiality of the assignments these will typically be dealt with on an executive search basis.

Director - Hong Kong

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!

Recruitment 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 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

I graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree with previous working experience in Engineering Consultancy and Contractor companies.

With my technical knowledge and connection within the industry, I am able to deliver candidates/opportunities in no time.

I specialise in positions with Property Development and Construction companies. I enjoy getting to know clients and candidates over a cup of coffee in order to understand what they really need.

Recruitment Consultant - Singapore

I have been in recruitment for just over a year. I recently joined the Development Team at Macdonald & Company because I am passionate about Real Estate and feel it is best to work with the market leading specialist in the industry.

I always believe in doing my absolute best and have a significant impact on deals I am involved in. My mindset is “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE”!

Associate - Singapore

I am passionate in 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 real estate developers on their recruitment needs.

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

Associate Director - Singapore

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.”

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.

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.

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 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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