20/20 Foresight’s Featured Search - April 2019

A full-service real estate investment management firm based in South Florida has retained 20/20 Foresight Executive Search to fill its prestigious position of Vice President of Finance & Controller.

This senior role includes direct supervision of all accounting, tax and finance functions of the firm. Primary responsibilities include assisting the firm’s Chief Financial Officer in maintaining all accounting records for the company and its subsidiaries, as well as all billing, budgeting, investor reporting, treasury administration and tax preparation.  

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years experience in public accounting and in the real estate industry, as well as a prior background in management. Federal and state tax knowledge and familiarity with US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting are required. This essential position also calls for the ability to form, foster and lead high-performing teams while also collaborating across all departments to further the firm’s financial goals and overall mission.

Focusing on infrastructure, medical office buildings and other commercial property types, this well-regarded firm’s current portfolio spans more than 3,000,000 square feet and exceeds $600 million in assets under management.

For more information about this position and others we are currently looking to fill, complete the form to the right or contact our Managing Director:

David Ulrich, Managing Director



20/20 Foresight Executive Search Ranked in the Top 20 on Forbes List of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

20/20 Foresight Executive Search, a retained executive search firm specializing in the real estate, financial and manufacturing and service industries, was recently ranked #18 by Forbes on its prestigious list of “America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2019.”

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to rank the top 200 executive search firms in the United States that specialize in filling positions with salaries of at least $100,000. The highly anticipated annual list comes at a favorable time as the U.S. economy has enjoyed more than 100 consecutive months of job gains. This unprecedented growth has contributed to an increased need for experienced recruitment professionals to guide successful hires across all industries.

Since its founding in 1994, 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has leveraged a proven proprietary recruitment process, the industry’s deepest databases and leading technological tools, and career consultants who are also experts in the fields in which they serve. Managing Principal and Founder Bob Cavoto feels this singular combination is the secret to his company’s ongoing success.

“We are honored to have been named as one of the nation’s top 20 executive recruiting firms during our 25th anniversary year,” said Cavoto.  “This distinction speaks to 20/20 Foresight’s vision of providing the best possible recruitment experience for our clients. Centered on the belief that a strong recruiter supported by a firm with the right systems, tools and expertise can have a powerful impact and build long-lasting client relationships, we have carefully and deliberately nurtured the people and the processes that have contributed to our success and this esteemed industry achievement.”

About the List

In developing the ranking of "America’s Best Recruiting Firms," Forbes partnered with market research company Statista. The broad field of recruitment firms was divided into two main categories: Executive Search, featuring firms that place executives in positions with more than $100,000 per year in income; and Professional Search, representing firms that specialize in filling professional and specialist positions that pay up to $100,000 per year.

To determine the list, Statista surveyed 25,000 recruiters and 5,000 job candidates and human resources managers who had worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years. Respondents were asked to nominate up to 10 recruiting firms in both the executive and professional search categories. More than 17,000 nominations were collected, and firms with the most recommendations ranked highest.

To learn more about the Forbes Lists of America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2019, click here.

News You Can Use: March Jobs Report Restores Confidence

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After February's lackluster employment report, good news for the U.S. job market returned in the month of March. As CNBC reports, payrolls expanded by 196,000, and the national unemployment rate held at a record 3.8 percent, restoring confidence across a range of industries. 

How is your company faring in the face of this unprecedented time of growth? We can help you source the country's top talent to add to your executive team, ensuring your staff is positioned to grow and prosper in today's economy. To connect with our team of expert recruitment specialists, fill out the form at right or call 708.246.2100. 

Job market bounces back in March with 196,000 gain in payrolls | CNBC

20/20 Foresight Joins IRC Global Executive Search Partners

20/20 Foresight Managing Director Robert Peck recently attended the IRC Americas C-Suite Summit in San Francisco.

20/20 Foresight Managing Director Robert Peck recently attended the IRC Americas C-Suite Summit in San Francisco.

20/20 Foresight Executive Search has announced its affiliation with IRC Global Executive Search Partners, the world’s largest executive search alliance. The partnership cements the international 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.

20/20 Foresight Executive Search Managing Director Robert Peck recently participated in the IRC Americas C-Suite Summit themed “Transforming the Leaders: To Be FutureReady” in San Francisco. “As we look to the future, partners are essential to 20/20’s growth and the quality of our clients’ experience,” Peck said. “Along with the complimentary talents of the IRC member base, we will have the scale to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients globally.”

“We are excited to welcome 20/20 Foresight Executive Search to the IRC,” said Tom Berray, IRC Americas Regional Leader. “We are confident the depth and breadth of their practice areas, strong client relationships, track record of high-quality work and great cultural fit with our existing IRC members will bring great value to our clients and alliance partners.”  

News You Can Use: The Real Estate Investing Trends You Need to Know Now


Savvy real estate investors know that by staying ahead of the curve in today's ever-changing market, they are poised to make smart deals at the most advantageous time. What are the 2019 economic and demographic trends driving the real estate industry in this pivotal climate?

The 20/20 Foresight Executive Search team is comprised of career consultants who are experts in your field, including real estate. Find your next successful hire with our proven recruitment process by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 to connect with one of our career consultants today. 

Five Trends That Will Impact Real Estate Investing This Year | Forbes

News You Can Use: Real Estate Metrics That Matter


What metrics should every real estate investor consult to ensure a successful acquisition for their portfolio? By paying attention to these three essential data points, you can eliminate uncertainty and streamline the investment process.

The 20/20 Foresight Executive Search team are experts in the real estate field, as well as recruitment aces. Learn more about our proven recruitment process to find your top talent by filling out the form at right or calling 708.246.2100 to connect with one of our career consultants today. 

The Top Three Metrics Every Real Estate Investor Should Know | Forbes

To Get the Right Info from A Job Candidate, You Have to Ask the Right Questions

Bob CavotoCEO, 20/20 Foresight
Executive Search Blog – June 2017

It’s no secret that the only way to really get to know a candidate is to talk with them in person during an interview. That’s not news. But knowing what to ask during that conversation is a different story. There are a variety of interview techniques, each designed to get at a certain kind of information or gauge a candidate’s fit for the role. A corporate executive needs to stay fresh in their approach to interviewing candidates to lead conversations that are engaging and productive. After creating a detailed description of the role you’re looking to fill and getting to a short list of applicants, it’s time to talk. The following is a brief summary of interview techniques that an experienced search firm can help you learn and incorporate into your next candidate conversation/interview:

• The Gateway interview gets at why the applicant wants to transition into a new role, giving insight into priorities, motivators and expectations. Most importantly, this interview examines why the candidate left their jobs and/or why they want to leave their current job. The candidate’s answer should be reasonable and believable. It’s OK if the candidate mildly criticizes current or past employers, and if they do, a good interviewer should inquire further for details. A company representative should find out what makes that candidate tick and what their compensation target is.

• The goal of the Personality interview is to develop a profile of who this person is and how they relate to others. The candidate should be asked to describe what they find rewarding in their career, their management style, and how they make complex decisions or resolve conflicts. Other questions should include who they admire and a description of who they thought were their best bosses and why. Also included should be discussions of how much they work and how they are organized.

• While somewhat self-explanatory, the Resume interview aims to get beyond the bullet point basics and have the candidate explain their career progression by having them highlight jobs and accomplishments in greater detail. Simply take the candidate’s resume and ask specific questions about items listed on the resume. It’s important to note and separate what the candidate accomplished individually versus what their team achieved with each job.

• A Technical interview can be where the rubber meets the proverbial road. Sure, you may like the person, but can they do the job? Take a technical approach to the job whereby the candidate explains simple and sometimes complex issues, like discounted cash flow analysis, buy/sell/hold analysis, defines cap rates, tells what cap rates are in certain cities, and defines the various approaches to calculating IRR.

• The Topgrading interview or business situational interview requires the most endurance and is generally a one- or two-hour exercise. Usually not an initial interview, the goal of this approach is to find someone who can perform at the highest levels of your organization. In this setting, the company describes three or four real problems within the company and with this position, and then asks the candidate to suggest approaches and solutions. This technique is usually performed when the candidate pool is down to a short list of finalist candidates. This technique is very revealing as to who should be the final candidate.

Don’t forget that this isn’t the first rodeo for your job candidates. Mid-to senior-level job seekers have been through the interview process before and are likely to evaluate your company based on how you evaluate and interview them.

20/20 Foresight Executive Search is experienced in these techniques and can help your executives become more effective in interviews to find the best possible candidates. For more information on U.S. and international executive search services, contact 20/20 Foresight at www.2020-4.com or 708-246-2100.

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