Public Compensation

Ferguson Partners has consistently been the market leader in advising public REITs on compensation matters. We work with more public REITs than any other compensation consulting firm, and have been for over the past 10 years.

We partner with Compensation Committees/Boards as well as management to address critical compensation issues throughout the year based on public company requirements, including benchmarking, program design, disclosure, and investor-related matters. We have unparalleled access to the Board room to understand how the industry is thinking in “real-time” about compensation matters. This affords us the unique opportunity to be forward-thinking and proactive in our work. We also have access to data that is unmatched, and can provide the context behind the data, which is imperative to understanding and developing an effective compensation system.

We are experts in our field and understand the intricacies of REITs and can distinguish across property types and companies of all sizes. This allows us to offer customized solutions that meets the specific needs of our clients.

We are a full service, one-stop-shop offering the following set of services to our clients:

Compensation benchmarking

Peer group development and benchmarking

Pay magnitude and program structure

Employment and severance agreements

Salary banding and grading

Pay philosophy and objectives

Board compensation

Proxy-related services

Proxy content development

Governance best practice and market trends

Proxy advisory strategies and simulations

Equity incentive plan design

Audit of compensation tables

Severance table and CEO pay ratio calculation

Incentive plan design

Performance metric and goal setting

Pay mix

Plan leverage and calibration

Accounting and tax implications

Plan vehicle selection

Payout calculations

Additional services

Shareholder engagement and outreach

Compensation Committee advisory services

Transaction-related advisory

Internalization of management

Compensation risk assessments

Corporate governance diagnostics

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