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.

We orchestrate the essential disciplines impacting human capital - Executive and Board Recruitment, 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.


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Executive/Board Recruitment

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

Assessing Board and Director Effectiveness

Assessment Topics The role of the Board of Directors is threefold: the Board opines upon the broad strategy of the company, it provides guardrails and controls with regards to company operations in pursuit of those objectives, and thirdly, it provides oversight of, and counsel to, management in execution of that strategy while acting as a…

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Strategic Innovation, Tech Priorities, and Human Capital in Real Estate Investment Management

By Linda J. Isaacson. Originally published in the Fall 2020 issue of PREA Quarterly. To access a PDF version of this article, please click here.

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Real Estate’s Human Capital Response to COVID-19: Pulse Survey, Second Edition: September 2020

Ferguson Partners is pleased to present this summary of findings taken from our second COVID-19 pulse survey series, which includes information from 181 commercial real estate companies. This unique, industry-specific survey examines “real-time” human capital trends amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Data was collected in July of 2020 and we have, in certain cases, made comparisons…

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Ferguson Partners Europe — Monthly Newsletter — August 2020

Ferguson Partners Europe – Monthly Newsletter – August 2020

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2020 REIT Diversity Across Boards and Executives

Ferguson Partners is pleased to present our third annual and exclusive report on diversity across public REITs. This year’s edition has been significantly expanded and contains a groundbreaking first-ever look into Black representation across Executives and Directors. Additionally, and to supplement the market findings, this year’s report contains interviews with several prominent REIT industry leaders…

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