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)

ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2022

  Download a PDF of the report. Ferguson Partners is proud to partner with the Urban Land Institute for Global Sustainability Outlook 2022. In late 2021, ULI interviewed members of the ULI Americas Sustainable Development Council, ULI Asia Pacific Resilient Cities Council, and ULI Europe Sustainability Council to inform an outlook for 2022: What sustainability topics…

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Global Real Estate DEI Survey 2021

  Download a PDF of this article. According to the results of the 2021 DEI Survey, 92% of commercial real estate firms globally have a DEI program or initiatives highlighting a clear mandate and momentum for DEI to be a priority within the industry. ANREV, INREV, NAREIM, NCREIF, PENSION REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION, REALPAC and Urban Land Institute joined forces with Ferguson Partners in 2021 to…

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Podcast: Curiosity ⁠— Essential to Successful Leaders with Jeff Hauswith

  In this Ferguson Partners podcast, Vice Chairman Jeff Hauswirth shares his perspectives on the relationship between curiosity and effective leadership. In conversation with acclaimed journalist Kevin Newman, Jeff shares how the best leaders embrace curiosity to their advantage. View the podcast. For additional information, please contact Jeff Hauswirth.

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Human Capital Oversight at the Board Level: An In-Depth Examination Across the REIT Industry

  Download a PDF of this article. Summary As investor pressure continues to build focusing on environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) practices, as well as disclosure items surrounding such, it is critical that Boards develop an appropriate plan for oversight across these areas.  Ferguson Partners Consulting (“FPC”)  performed an in-depth examination across the public REIT industry…

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Urban Land Institute and Ferguson Partners Embark on a Long-Term Partnership for Annual Global Sustainability Outlook

Urban Land Institute and Ferguson Partners Embark on a Long-Term Partnership for Annual Global Sustainability Outlook WASHINGTON D.C. (November 9, 2021) – The Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance has announced a three-year exclusive partnership with Ferguson Partners – a global boutique talent management company – to jointly collaborate on the annual…

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2021 REIT Diversity Across Boards and Executives

  Now in its fourth edition, Ferguson Partners’ 2021 REIT Diversity Report continues its original tracking of gender diversity across the Boardroom while expanding upon last year’s tracking of Black executives and Directors to include broad representation of minorities and underrepresented communities. Ferguson Partners’ 2021 REIT Diversity Across Boards and Executives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…

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