Global in Reach. Boutique by Design.

As a talent management boutique with global reach, we go the extra distance with our expertise and experience to bring you tailored strategies that stand the test of time. Independent and employee-owned, we bring great pride, care, and passion to every engagement. 

With a strong concentration of real estate and real assets clients and deep expertise in hospitality and healthcare services, we are able to access talent from both inside and outside a variety of industries. Our approach has enabled us to recruit strong, diverse talent into the industries and asset classes we both love and serve. 

We orchestrate the essential disciplines impacting human capital - Executive and Board Search, Compensation Consulting, Leadership Consulting, and Management Consulting - to deliver trustworthy solutions that help you capitalize on the advantages of great leadership. Our attentive and closely connected team collaborates across continents to help clients drive value with confidence. Hear from our clients.


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Executive/Board Search

We are able to identify and recruit individuals who will be successful over the long term.

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Leadership Consulting

We offer services including CEO and executive succession, coaching, and leadership assessment.

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Compensation Consulting

We go far beyond the data to deliver optimal solutions to our private and public clients.

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Management Consulting

We help companies develop strategies and organizations to drive success.

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We have worked with Ferguson Partners in the US, Europe and Asia and across their different business units of Executive Search; Compensation Consulting; Leadership Consulting; and Management Consulting. Their global focus on human capital in Real Assets is second to none and, importantly, they are able to deliver this global network to us in a joined-up way.

Sophie van Oosterom
former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer EMEA

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As a newly minted spin-off, our challenge was to support leaders that were elevated into new roles and develop a culture that was separate and distinct from our legacy organization.  The Ferguson Partners team brought a complete solution of strategic human capital advice, practical application frameworks, and executive coaching that enabled us to define our culture, communicate it to our employees and implement tangible actions and measures to reinforce it.

Raymond J. Lewis
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Treehouse Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.

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Ferguson Partners has been a valued and trusted partner to AvalonBay for over 20 years. During that time we’ve relied on them time and again for many of the services they offer including executive recruiting, compensation, training and coaching. The depth and breadth of their expertise in the real estate industry, along with their commitment to their clients, set them apart. Bill and his team are truly exceptional.

Timothy J. Naughton
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

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LaSalle Investment Management has a long and deep relationship with Ferguson Partners spanning over 20 years and all regions of the world. We particularly value their focus and deep knowledge of the real estate sector. We also believe the integrated combination of search, compensation consulting, benchmarking and strategic consulting expertise provides Ferguson Partners with an unparalleled level of insight into our industry.

Jeff Jacobson
former Global Chief Executive Officer
LaSalle Investment Management, Inc. (HQ)

Q1 2023 Fundraising Update

Ferguson Partners’ commitments database revealed a 63% decrease in public pension commitments to real estate investment managers in Q1 2023 vs. the prior year. However, there are still opportunities in the market, with debt-focused vehicles receiving the largest quarterly share of commitments (12%) since Q3 2021, and emerging sectors such as healthcare, life sciences, hotels,…

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CEO Succession in a Changing World

Change is difficult but it also creates opportunities. Boards that find the right CEO have a chance to put the organization on the path to value creation for years to come. Boards of directors have always had to exercise care when managing CEO succession in order to find someone able to navigate change and adversity…

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Global Quarterly | April 2023

We are pleased to share the new issue of Ferguson Partners’ Global Quarterly newsletter, highlighting key transactions, people moves and industry trends impacting the global real assets industries across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. It is a unique time in the markets with conflicting economic data at every turn. The strong labor markets coupled with…

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Commercial Mortgage Alert – Pensions Up Debt-Strategy Pledges

Reprinted with permission from Commercial Mortgage Alert. Public pension funds in the first quarter pledged more capital to commercial real estate vehicles investing in debt compared with commitments made in the previous three months. U.S. pensions committed $1.3 billion to debt-focused funds and separate accounts from January to March, according to Ferguson Partners. While that’s…

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NAREIT with Jeremy Banoff: REIT Boards Moving to Tighten Compensation

Jeremy Banoff recently shared his perspectives over a video interview in conjunction with Nareit’s REITwise: 2023 Law, Accounting & Finance Conference held March 21-23 in Phoenix, Arizona. Banoff spoke on a panel at REITwise looking at corporate governance in a changing environment. He noted that REIT boards have evolved a great deal over the last…

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NAREIM: Expanding the Co-Investment Opportunity

General partners or GPs typically invest 2% alongside the LP as co-investment, with the management team-typically executive and senior-level employees-either required or invited to participate in order to have ‘skin in the game.’ Amid efforts to better retain talent post-Covid, the conversation has changed to firms considering expanding co-investment eligibility. NAREIM spoke with Lucy Bertsch…

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