Real Estate

CBRE forecasts that global investment volume will decrease by 34% in 2023 and then begin recovering in 2024. Although there have been significant fears of recession, there are plenty of positives throughout the industry!

The understanding we have of the real estate market is remarkable.We’ve partnered with clients to deliver top quality candidates across all areas of real estate.

Real Estate

Our deep connections with clients within our market are unmatched.

Through detailed and thorough discussions with our clients, we’re able to break down exactly what they are looking for, both in terms of the candidate’s experience and culture fit. This is an area which really sets us apart from the rest and enables us to create long-term partnerships with companies who trust us to bring them quality candidates who fit in with their culture. We work hard to ensure that we are drilling down into exactly what our clients need, and using our knowledge and experience to deliver the perfect solution.

Real Estate

Understanding and reacting to rapid shifts in focus within the market.

Real Estate is recognised as one of the most important sectors of the economy. The Real Estate industry is constantly evolving as investors and developers shift their focus onto different asset classes. The pandemic has really increased this rate of change and sectors such as logistics and multifamily have seen huge increases in investment. With more clients looking to hire candidates with experience in these areas, it is imperative our network is broad and deep across all areas to react to these changes quickly.

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Case Study

Partnering with an industry start-up to place the senior executive lead and the team underneath them.

Irving Knight was engaged on a retained search in Germany to fill a number of positions for a start-up looking to enter the booming logistics and data centre markets. This search was made more difficult due to the shortage of qualified candidates in the market, which ultimately means several firms will be competing against each other for the same candidate. As the first point of contact for the candidates, it is my responsibility to really engage with and sell the opportunity to them and get them into the process.

Case Study

Partnering with an industry start-up to place the senior executive lead and the team underneath them.

With this company we successfully placed the new head of the team who came from a large competitor, brining with him over a decade of relevant experience. After this successful engagement, we have again been retained to further expand the team by adding another four team members to work underneath this individual.

When it comes to bespoke approach, allowing us to deliver finding the high-performers of tomorrow, theres no one-size-fits-all solution. We make every search personal, diverse and provide an individual unrivalled experience.

Direct Contact

One point of contact. It creates a smooth, success-driven process.

To deliver the best executive search solution, we work closely with the hiring manager to better understand the organisation and it's culture. Having one dedicated recruiter and one point of contact ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

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360° talent mapping. Presenting the best candidates first time round.

We thoroughly map out a market and identify all possible matches for the specific position, as well as reciting notification when a new candidate becomes avaliable. Upon request, we can provide an overview of the market and movements within it.

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Adopting a tailored approach to executive search.

Our team at Irving Knight view global executive search from an alternative perspective. Utilising a wealth of market knowledge and vast industry connections, we deliver an unrivalled experience for both clients and candidates alike. As a team of talented recruitment professionals, we trust that our deep understanding of the intricacies that each market entails takes us one step further.

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Delivering the best results

Over 80% of our searches are conducted under the retained model allowing us to conduct a meticulous and comprehensive service.

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We've filled 96% of the roles that we have engaged with on an exclusive basis.


Our CV Sent to Interview ratio across all searches engaged on in the last 12 months.


94% of our clients say they would use our services again on another assignment.