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 Assists National Storage Affiliates Trust on Appointment of Lisa R. Cohn to the Board of Trustees

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– National Storage Affiliates Trust (“NSA” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NSA) today announced the Company has appointed Lisa R. Cohn to its Board, effective February 15, 2024. Tamara Fischer, Executive Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, commented, “We are pleased to announce Lisa’s addition to NSA’s board as her extensive experience as…

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Real Estate Alert: Pension Pledges ‘Probably at the Bottom’

Reprinted from Green Street’s Real Estate Alert: Download a PDF of this article. Just a year after hitting their peak, pledges to commercial real estate vehicles from U.S. pensions in 2023 dropped 50% year over year to their lowest level in a decade. Commitments to funds and separate accounts last year totaled just $32.68 billion,…

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Real Estate Alert: More Sluggishness Seen in CRE Job Market

Reprinted from Green Street’s Real Estate Alert: Download a PDF of this article. Commercial real estate companies are signaling a more bearish stance on hiring following a year of muted property sales, according to executive-search firm Ferguson Partners. A survey of public and private investment shops and brokerages by the Chicago-based operation found that half…

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2023 Fundraising Year in Review

Commitments to private real estate dropped significantly in 2023 Capital commitments from U.S. public pension funds to privately managed real estate vehicles amounted to $32.7 billion in 2023, marking the lowest fundraising volume recorded since 2013. Year over year, the total commitment volume decreased 50%. This decline in total commitment volume was primarily driven by…

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Global Quarterly | February 2024

We are pleased to share the latest 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. As a result of high borrowing rates and uncertain economic conditions, global commercial real estate investment volumes continued to fall…

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Ferguson Partners Assists Macerich on Naming Jackson Hsieh as CEO

Tom O’Hern to Retire as Chief Executive Officer of The Macerich Company Jackson Hsieh Named as Successor SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Macerich Company (NYSE: MAC) (the “Company”) today announced that Jackson Hsieh will become the President and Chief Executive of Macerich on March 1, 2024, following the retirement of…

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