News You Can Use: Commercial Real Estate's Optimistic Outlook

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Things continue to look up in the world of commercial real estate. The NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, which predicts industry conditions, ticked upwards last month as compared to this spring. Signs indicate that the commercial real estate market is expected to maintain steady, sustainable growth over the next 12 months, with respondents to the survey also reporting that they plan to hire employees in the coming year.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also real estate industry experts, tracking trends in the marketplace to help guide your hiring decisions. Reach out to our recruiting team by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Commercial Real Estate Industry Outlook Remains Positive | NAIOP

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Successful Search - October 2019

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20/20 Foresight Executive Search marks the month with a number of rewarding placements, most notably a vital Senior Director of Business Development position with a prestigious Texas-based commercial real estate investment and services firm. With a best-in-class technology platform that precision-matches assets, accelerates close rates and streamlines the entire real estate transaction process, this flourishing company currently reports more than $50 billion in sales and is growing rapidly with investor interest from around the world.

Thriving on a forward-thinking, collaborative and entrepreneurial culture, the firm partnered with our team of recruitment specialists to find the ideal individual to create new business opportunities for its commercial real estate team, as well as develop relationships with institutional and private commercial real estate owners and brokers. Also under this Senior Director’s purview are executing strategies for prospecting new business and lead generation, conducting regular sales presentations and providing support and education for owners and brokers utilizing the platform. 

We put our proven proprietary recruitment methods in motion to leverage our deep networks to source a top candidate who matched this position’s highly specific requirements, including a minimum of at least 5 years of experience in commercial real estate sales, as well as a creative, adaptable sales mindset, a passion for technology and persuasive presentation skills. We then attentively guided the interview and hiring process, ensuring a seamless onboarding for the firm’s latest influential addition to its executive team.

If you’re in charge of leading your company’s executive hiring team to discover top talent or are an executive-level candidate preparing for your next career opportunity, learn more about our nationally recognized executive search and marketing programs by filling out the form to the right or contacting our Managing Director:

David Ulrich
dulrich@2020-4.com

News You Can Use: The Secret to Making Successful C-Suite Hires

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From taking a candidate to dinner with the entire management team to hiring a specialized recruiting firm to find the right fit, a group of successful entrepreneurs shared their smartest tips for adding to a company's C-suite with Inc.

The recruitment team at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has the tools, technology and unparalleled industry insight to help find and vet candidates so that you're only meeting with the very best. Connect with us to find out about all of our capabilities by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Hiring an Executive? 7 Best Practices for Vetting Candidates | Inc.

News You Can Use: Real Estate Experts Weigh in on Industry's Investment Appeal

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Real estate has historically been considered a safe and relatively stable form of investment, but does that old adage still ring true in today's economy? Nine real estate superstars — from Barbara Corcoran to Robert Martinez — talk to CNBC about why real estate remains one of the best bets an investor can make.

At 20/20 Foresight Executive Search, we're not only recruitment specialists, we're also experts in the fields we represent, including the realm of real estate. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 and find out how our industry-leading standards result in smarter hires for your firm.

Real estate is still the best investment you can make today, millionaires say - here's why | CNBC Make It

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Search - October 2019

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A boutique development real estate firm specializing in multi-family and commercial projects across the US has engaged 20/20 Foresight Executive Search to fill its integral Controller position based in the company’s Chicago headquarters. 

With a focus on the ground-up construction development process and several projects in the beginning stages, this flourishing firm is in need of a seasoned financial professional to oversee all accounting responsibilities. 

The Controller position is multi-faceted and dynamic, supervising several essential functions for the company. This individual will have direct responsibility for the preparation and timely delivery of all financial statements, general ledger activity and transaction material, as well as payables, receivables, payroll, treasury, tax and investor-related reporting. Serving as the firm’s chief compliance officer, the Controller governs and protects all lines of business and ensures all books and records are GAAP compliant. A key member of the company’s leadership team, the Controller works to drive fiscal responsibility, rigor and discipline across all departments.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, more than 7 years of supervisory experience in a corporate accounting position and expertise in the real estate, land development, construction & design and operations fields. Demonstrated career progression in past positions and the proven ability to lead with integrity are highly desired traits for successful candidates.   

For more information about this influential role and other in-demand positions we are currently looking to connect with qualified candidates, complete the form to the right or contact our Senior Principal:

Colin McMahan
cmcmahan@2020-4.com
708.246.2100

News You Can Use: What are the Greatest Places in America?

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From an arts district in Ohio to a riverfront park in Oklahoma, the American Planning Association just revealed the 13 streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that made its 2019 Great Places in America list. Curbed reports on these gold standards of urban planning and what qualities they share, including demonstrating healthy revitalization, supporting cultural identity and fostering community in their cities.

Our work is inspired by enterprising companies building talented teams to achieve their dreams. Our recruitment specialists know your industry inside and out, helping you make impactful hires to reach expansive goals. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

What Makes a Place Great? Urban Planners Explain With 13 Examples Across the U.S. | Curbed

News You Can Use: Real Estate's Enduring Appeal to Investors

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Investors continue to seek and create opportunities in US real estate as evolving demographics, infrastructure, technology and consumer behavior trigger increased flexibility in business development, operations and design. "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2020," a joint report from PwC and the Urban Land Institute, also shared other valuable industry insights, including key takeaways concerning affordability, climate concerns and changing consumer needs.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also industry experts, having worked in the fields we represent, including real estate. This means you can count on us to inherently understand your hiring needs in today's marketplace. Reach out now by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Despite Economic Churn, Real Estate Still Appeals to Investors | GlobeSt.com

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Successful Search - September 2019

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The 20/20 Foresight Executive Search team of recruitment specialists marks September with a number of strong placements, most notably a dynamic Chief Human Resources Officer position with one of the most respected business management, public accounting and consulting firms in the country. With a history of more than 35 years and a team of more than 500 employees, this esteemed company is concentrated on addressing the needs of the private CFO, including audit and tax concerns, as well as general management of some of the world’s most well-known high-net individuals and their wide-ranging business interests.  

Working directly with the Chief Operating Officer to create and maintain an outstanding corporate culture in the firm’s Los Angeles headquarters, this prominent CHRO role is charged with leading a team focused on all employee relation activities, including recruiting, retention, training, wage/benefit administration and compliance with statutory requirements. This well-rounded  professional is also responsible for providing each department with the personnel, guidance and support necessary to achieve the company’s exceptional customer service goals and business objectives.

Finding a candidate possessing a strategic vision with an eye on growth coupled with effective employee relations was key to properly filling this exciting position. Comprehensive human resources capabilities were an essential component, including such diverse skills as proven aptitude in recruiting, interviewing, onboarding and retaining qualified employees, as well as the ability to evaluate and enhance current company technology policies and procedures, a thorough understanding of current labor laws and a dedication to continuously bring credibility to this high-profile firm’s human resources functions.

Promptly, we leveraged our rich networks to source a top candidate who matched this position’s specific requirements, including a minimum of at least 7 years of experience in human resources and administrative principles, practices and actions, as well as superior interpersonal communication and organizational skills and technological prowess. We then facilitated the interview and hiring process, ensuring a seamless onboarding for this company’s latest influential executive hire.

If you’re in charge of leading your company’s executive hiring team to discover top talent or are an executive-level candidate preparing for your next career opportunity, learn more about our nationally recognized executive search and marketing programs by filling out the form to the right or contacting our Managing Director:

Reid Behrens
rbehrens@2020-4.com 

News You Can Use: Is the Future Female in Commercial Real Estate?

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A recent industry research white paper by the Commercial Real Estate Women's Network revealed that women remain underrepresented in all facets of CRE leadership, despite the fact that businesses benefit by having women in senior roles. In fact, research shows that companies that advance more women and people of color experience greater financial outcomes, stronger corporate cultures, more innovation and increased market growth.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also experts in the industries we represent, including real estate. We follow the trends in the marketplace so that we can best guide your hiring decisions to stay on top. Fill out the form at right or call us at 708.246.2100 to find out how we can help you make your next great executive hire.

Accelerating the Advancement of Women in CRE | GlobeSt.com

News You Can Use: The Top 10 Biggest Real Estate Projects Coming to NYC

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From a sprawling new Disney headquarters in Manhattan's Hudson Square neighborhood to the tallest building to be built in Queens, The Real Deal reports on the biggest deals about to take over the Big Apple, forecasting positive growth throughout the rest of 2019.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also real estate industry experts who worked in the field and stay on top of trends in the marketplace. This insider knowledge gives us an undeniable advantage when discovering your next great hire. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

The Top 10 Biggest Real Estate Projects Coming to NYC | The Real Deal

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Search - September 2019

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A rapidly growing provider of artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions for the pharmaceutical industry has retained 20/20 Foresight Executive Search to fill its dynamic Chief of Staff position based in its New York City metro-area office. The Chief of Staff reports directly to the company’s CEO, who is located in Europe, and is the most senior ranking US liaison with global headquarters.

Leading this entrepreneurial organization’s US operations, the Chief of Staff will oversee all company policies and procedures, including the review, design and execution of improvements to the US team’s progress from an operational and human resources perspective. Identifying opportunities for optimized efficiency and productivity is a key goal for this vital role, especially in executing strategic business plans, budgets and proposals and closing successful sales contracts. 

The ideal candidate for this position will possess a minimum of five years’ experience in the management of large-scale operations for a high-growth business, including marketing, business development, corporate administration and personnel supervision. A keen understanding of how a sales organization works and thrives and an inherent drive to enhance team performance and overall success for the company are essential qualities for this position. Experience in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, analytics and/or data sciences industries is also important.   

For more information about this compelling role and other in-demand positions we are currently looking to connect with qualified candidates, complete the form to the right or contact our Managing Director:

Rebecca Wilson
rwilson@2020-4.com
646.873.6890

News You Can Use: Keeping an Eye on the Employment Rate

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Financial analysts have spent the last several weeks speculating whether a recession is looming. An insightful interview with an economic studies fellow from the Brookings Institution reveals why sudden changes in the employment rate are the best indicators whether a recession is near ... or already here.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search keep close tabs on the economic outlook to help guide your hiring process to build your company's strongest executive team yet. Connect with us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Why a Quick Change in the Employment Rate Is a Good Indicator of Recession | KERA News

News You Can Use: Office Space Is In High Demand Across the US

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Bolstered by a strong local and national economy, major markets such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Dallas are enjoying booms in office construction, with as much as 64 percent of office space listed as pre-leased. Right-sizing, improving work flow and creating more efficient spaces helps keep companies competitive and able to afford the higher rents this surge has created.

20/20 Foresight Executive Search stays on top of the trends in the real estate market, lending our clients an insider edge when considering candidates for top positions. Let's talk about your business and your goals — fill out the form at right or call us at 708.246.2100.

Chicago Office Market Among Nation's Most Active | GlobeSt.

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Successful Search - August 2019

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In August, the 20/20 Foresight Executive Search team of recruitment specialists successfully completed a placement for a distinguished Chief Financial Officer position with a nationally recognized real estate development and investment company headquartered in the Midwest. Since its founding more than three decades ago, this prestigious firm has grown from a regionally focused investment company into a full-service development, construction and operating entity with a national scope. 

This influential firm develops and invests in both commercial and residential real estate projects, with a core focus on retail and multi-family properties. The company currently owns more than 50 assets across the country and plans to develop 10-15 retail initiatives and six apartment communities over the next year.

The dynamic CFO role is an integral member of the firm’s Executive Management Team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for development of the company’s financial management strategy and the advancement of the organization’s overall strategic goals. The focus of the position centers around planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities for the firm, including overseeing direct reports across controllership, capital services, accounting, financial services and retail property management. 

Leadership is a key component of this multifaceted position, both in advising senior management regarding financial planning, budgeting, investment priorities and policy matters, as well as establishing and monitoring staff performance and employee goals to ensure company-wide compliance and sustainable success.

In a brief period of time, we sourced a top candidate who matched this position’s specific requirements, including possessing a minimum of 15 years of previous experience in financial leadership roles in real estate development, along with experience designing and implementing internal controls for local and remote operations, taxation expertise and an entrepreneurial mindset. We then facilitated the interview and hiring process, ensuring a smooth onboarding for this firm’s latest hire who is well positioned to help lead the team to the next level.

If you’re in charge of leading your company’s executive hiring team to discover top talent or are an executive-level candidate preparing for your next career opportunity, learn more about our nationally recognized executive search process by filling out the form to the right or contacting our Managing Director directly:

Robert Peck
rpeck@2020-4.com

News You Can Use: Real Estate's Economic Outlook

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Amidst the news of a potential economic downturn (or even a recession), many are speculating what that fluctuation might mean for the real estate market. Unlike the country's last recession in 2008, the housing sector is on much more solid ground, and, as Curbed reports, seems poised to weather the economic storm, whatever it may bring.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also real estate industry experts, closely following news, trends and insights to give our recruiting services an insider edge. Connect with us by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 and find out how the 20/20 Difference can help you satisfy your executive staffing goals.

Is a Recession Coming? Here's What That Means for Housing | Curbed

News You Can Use: The Power of Proptech to Change the CRE Industry

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Valued at approximately $1 trillion, real estate is the largest asset class in the world. Venture capitalists are taking advantage of the opportunities in the marketplace to reinvent the industry via untapped technological advancements. As evidenced by this insightful GlobeSt.com interview, high-tech entrepreneurs are embracing the power of proptech to drive innovation and shape the future of commercial real estate.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search have also worked in the real estate realm, empowering them with unparalleled insight into achieving your firm's hiring needs, ongoing objectives and overall goals. In addition, we have extensive experience collaborating with enterprising proptech companies to guide savvy hires who are changing the CRE landscape. Connect with us to see how we can help you build the team of your dreams by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Venture Capital and Commercial Real Estate | GlobeSt.com

20/20 Foresight’s Featured Search - August 2019

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A highly respected developer specializing in luxury real estate projects has retained 20/20 Foresight Executive Search to fill a prestigious Senior Vice President position based in its Houston headquarters. 

As a high-profile developer of retail, office, industrial, hospitality and residential real estate projects, this established firm is seeking an accomplished professional with extensive experience in analysis, budgets, due diligence and pro formas, as well as the demonstrable ability to source equity. As this company is a major force in the Houston market, it is imperative that this individual have a deep knowledge and background working in this thriving metropolitan area. This role will primarily focus on the development of high- and mid-rise mixed-use residential projects. 

The vital SVP position will oversee all internal and external legal, architectural, pre-construction and construction resources required to concurrently manage several projects in an efficient, cost-effective and successful manner, resulting in appealing, profitable properties. Specific duties for this dynamic role involve budget and schedule preparation, asset inventory and assessment, management of client relationships and business development and consulting activities. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have five to seven years of hands-on real estate experience, with a proven track record of development experience, including permitting, design, construction and leasing with a particular emphasis on creating incremental asset value and realized or quantified profitability. An MBA or MS in real estate or finance with an undergraduate degree in engineering, construction, real estate, architecture, business, finance and/or economics is highly sought after.

For more information about this exciting role and other in-demand positions we are currently looking to connect with qualified candidates, complete the form to the right or contact our Managing Director:

Jim McGuffin
jmcguffin@2020-4.com
214.414.2820

News You Can Use: Should You Provide Job Interview Questions in Advance?

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It may seem like an unconventional approach, but providing a candidate with interview questions in advance can elicit more erudite (and honest!) answers than springing them on the spot. Setting your candidates up for success beforehand by giving them an idea of what you'd like to talk about and have them expand upon during an in-person interview can strengthen your ability to properly assess them as a potential member of your team.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also experts in your industry, giving us the insider edge on what questions you should ask your candidates to get the best evaluation of their qualifications. Let us help you formulate a winning interview strategy by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Should You Give Job Candidates the Interview Questions in Advance? | Inc.

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Appoints 20/20 Foresight’s Robert Peck as New Real Estate Global Practice Leader

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20/20 Foresight Executive Search, which joined IRC Global Executive Search Partners in April 2019, is leveraging this powerful new international collaboration in impactful ways. Robert Peck, Managing Director of 20/20 Foresight, has recently been named the organization’s Real Estate Global Practice Leader. IRC, the world’s largest executive search alliance, tapped into the deep expertise of its global network and extended its coverage of its main sectors with the appointment of Peck, who has extensive experience in the real estate industry paired with his leadership of the company’s executive search practice and leadership of its New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami offices. 

Peck recognizes the importance of invaluable industry insight when guiding companies to find top talent who will help them reach new heights in an ever-evolving environment: “As recruitment specialists who have real world industry backgrounds, we are able to source real estate professionals who we would hire for our own teams. The real estate marketplace is a dynamic, vital landscape that we are shaping with savvy, forward-thinking teams working on a global scale."

“By any measure, real estate is by far the most significant store of worldwide wealth, representing more than 3.5 times the total global GDP. The leadership provided within the industry is critical and hence it is a key area of focus for our executive search alliance. Robert is an industry leader, and we truly look forward to his leadership of this practice,” said Rohan Carr, President of the IRC Executive Board.

This deepening partnership cements the global scope of 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and its recruitment capabilities around the world. As the fifth US-based recruitment firm to join IRC Global Executive Search Partners, 20/20 Foresight is uniquely positioned to help the organization grow its American presence.

News You Can Use: Flexible Office Space Flexing Its Muscle

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Flexible working areas accounted for 13.4 million square feet (or 7.6 percent) of total square footage of office space leased in the US in 2018. With competition for renting flexible working units heating up, more traditional tenants, developers and building owners are entering the sphere. A recent report from CBRE outlines this burgeoning trend and makes a few predictions, including large occupiers replacing portions of their traditional office spaces with flexible leases.

The recruitment specialists at 20/20 Foresight Executive Search are also experts in the real estate realm, offering invaluable insight into the candidates who will set a new standard for your firm. Connect with us today by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100.

Flexible Space Flexing Its Muscle | GlobeSt.com