Real Estate

Locating new talent & leaders to drive results

For some time, companies have been considering how to optimize real estate strategy, especially given the changes in how employees work and interact. Many were simply looking to refresh locations, geographic spread and square footage, often with the goal of cost optimization. But now, it’s not just a question of where to locate real estate and how to save money; it’s also whether organizations need an office at all.

From REITs to retail and from commercial to construction to corporate firms, real estate firms should start looking to its workforce as a competitive advantage and invest accordingly. A firm must also consider whether it has the leadership required to respond to disruptions in the market.

In this volatile environment, our seasoned real estate consultants can help real estate firms connect the dots between its business strategies and its talent acquisition and retention initiatives. We work with real estate firms and REITs to attract, engage, and retain talent and cultivate future leaders who are capable of driving transformation in their industry.

Where we can help

Your performance and results are what matters. We partner with you to continually evolve and optimize to reflect the changing needs of your business. We have helped our real estate clients address challenges like these.

Mining for qualified talent

People are powerful strategic assets for firms in the real estate industry. But it’s often difficult for real estate firms to recruit the right talent, particularly when they’re looking for diverse leaders, searching for experienced candidates with skill sets, or expanding into new markets.

Our Korn Ferry’s real estate consultants integrate scientific research with decades of practical experience and industry-specific expertise to help firms recruit professionals of all levels and functions. As part of the world’s leading executive search firm, our specialties include board and CEO, executive, and professional recruitment, from inside and outside the real estate sector.

Our extensive market mappings, compensation data and assessment reports of hundreds of thousands of executives mean that we know what “best in class” truly looks like. We bring this experience to the table to help you solve internal capability and competency gaps and create comprehensive succession plans.

Ensuring alignment between hiring and organizational priorities

Effective leadership development improves employee engagement, unlocks talent potential and drives organizational growth. But only 17% of executives feel confident that their organization has the leadership capabilities it needs to succeed in the future. And many firms don’t have targeted leadership development programs or a cohesive strategy to build a qualified, diverse leadership pipeline.  

Our Korn Ferry’s assessment and succession planning protocols have led our clients to make confident hiring decisions that pay dividends. Through our data-driven assessment and benchmarking tools, we show our clients what great leaders look like and help them find candidates with the right skills, thinking styles, learning agility, and cultural fit.

We also help firms identify individuals with high potential for leadership, then develop their capabilities and cultivate a leadership pipeline. Additionally, we offer leadership development programs that activate purpose, vision, and strategy through all levels.

Spearheading diversity and inclusion initiatives

Historically, talent at the topmost levels of real estate organizations has not matched the complexity of the market. To thrive, real estate firms need to recruit more diverse candidates for its leadership pipeline and work toward building a culture of trust and belonging for all employees. 
We help real estate organizations take a more systemic, strategic approach to diversity and inclusion. Our diagnostics help organizations understand its strengths and opportunities to improve diversity. We use inclusive design principles to build fair, equitable talent management structures, processes and practices for real estate firms. Beyond that, we design and deliver inclusion learning journeys geared to employees at all levels, and we offer high-impact career advancement programs for underrepresented talent.

Let us be part of your success story. Contact us to learn where to focus your investment to get the biggest return on your talent management strategies.

Let us be part of your success story

Contact us and see how our industry expertise can help you achieve your business goals.