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Ben Ingram leads the Real Estate Practice
With Real Estate becoming an increasingly popular and sophisticated investible asset, the demand for property professionals has grown significantly in recent times. This has led to an increase in the diversity of skills required and the need to look beyond the traditional pools of talent. Pressure on the candidate market has been compounded by the most recent recession which has resulted in a talent gap at the mid to senior management level.
Historically, it has been quite cyclical as to when property and land owners/occupiers have decided to recruit rather than outsource. However, Property functions are becoming increasingly commonplace and their teams progressively more sophisticated as the significant ‘value add’ they create through management, investment and development expertise justifies their full time employment.
We find, secure and qualify the best-suited candidates in the market for important and challenging senior management and leadership roles in the Real Estate industry and Property sector.
Being part of the UK’s largest search firm, our broad experience and track record, as well as our significant network and resources, allows us to go beyond the obvious. We source emerging and alternative talent for property and land related roles. We are also able to provide an in-house specialist consultancy service in which we work closely with the line managers and HR teams to solve tricky recruitment issues.
We work across the UK on behalf of:
Director, The Devonshire Group
"Ben led a challenging search for an important senior management position at The Devonshire Group. He demonstrated a clear understanding of what was required and was sensitive to the culture of the business – resulting in a strong shortlist of suitable candidates from which a successful appointment was made. I would have no hesitation recommending Ben or Berwick Partners.”
Richard Reynolds, Chief Executive, The Devonshire Group
Senor Roles, Prologis
"On meeting Ben, I was instantly impressed with his sector knowledge and the insights he gave me. Having now helped us to successfully recruit two roles, he has proven that he is able to find us the right candidates, providing exceptional service to us, and the candidates, throughout the process. I have no hesitation in recommending Ben and Berwick Partners."
Julia Richards, UK HR Business Partner, Prologis
Senor Roles, The Hyde Group
“Ben Ingram and Berwick Partners ran a highly effective search process within a competitive area of the property industry. With a deep appreciation of the market and our business, their professional approach resulted in a shortlist of high calibre candidates and a successful new hire. We were impressed by the thorough search process, outcome and follow up.”
David Gannicott, Group Business Development Director, The Hyde Group
Leadership Role, Associated British Ports
"We have a significant property portfolio and land supply which required a strong and strategic lead, based on the Humber. The assignment was well executed by the Real Estate team at Berwick Partners who demonstrated a deep sector and functional understanding; a strong network of industry contacts; and a style of process that was highly effective and represented us well in the market."
Simon Bird, Director, Associated British Ports
University of Oxford
"I’ve been very pleased with the whole process and to achieve an appointment first time of asking is certainly an achievement, particularly given the current demand within the construction market."
Paul Goffin, Director of Estates, University of Oxford