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)

Ferguson Partners 2023 Hospitality Outlook

After an extended period of recovery post pandemic, we expect the global hospitality sector to enjoy some long overdue tailwinds through 2023. As interest rates rise, many view hospitality as a favorable investment and a good hedge against inflation due to the uniquely short lease periods and ability to adjust rates on a nightly basis….

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Real Estate Alert: Tight Hiring Market Shows Signs Of Easing

Reprinted from Green Street’s Real Estate Alert: Download a PDF of this article. After hiring at a rapid clip last year, commercial real estate firms are poised for a more conservative pace in the months ahead, according to executive search firm Ferguson Partners. In 2022, 61% of employers increased their workforces by an average of…

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Report: ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023, sponsored by Ferguson Partners

For the second consecutive year, Ferguson Partners is the proud sponsor the ULI Global Sustainability Outlook. Launched in 2021, the publication is an opportunity for ULI to share insights from member experts on the key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that will impact strategic real estate and land use decision-making each coming year. In…

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The Changing Skillset of Real Estate

This article was recently published by INREV in IQ magazine and has been reprinted with permission. By Byron Heffer A successful career in real estate is built on human connections. And despite fresh memories of lockdown and the rise of AI, this is unlikely to change any time soon. Real estate is still a relationship…

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Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2022

Download a PDF of the summary report. In 2021, Ferguson Partners joined forces with ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, Pension Real Estate Association, REALPAC and Urban Land Institute to track global real estate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) data around corporate practices. Now in its second year, the Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2022 found that commercial real estate companies are broadening and…

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Future Leaders: How to Get to the Top — Episode 1: Martin Samworth

In the new podcast Future Leaders: How to Get to the Top, Ferguson Partners’ Amy McGee and Priya Mehra speak with the firm’s senior advisor and former CBRE EMEA CEO Martin Samworth about career milestones, how to be successful as a real estate leader and which experiences and capabilities make a good leader today. View…

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