October 20, 2015 – Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Graham Beatty as head of its Americas real estate sector within the firm’s financial services practice. He will be based in Heidrick’s New York office.
Mr. Beatty has over 15 years of experience that includes leading C-suite executive searches for organizations ranging from investment management platforms to real estate owners, operators and developers. He has also focused on the recruitment of senior investment professionals and distribution executives. In addition, he has assisted several private equity sponsored management teams in preparing to launch IPOs through recruitment of experienced financial and executive officer talent.
Previously, Mr. Beatty was a consultant within the financial services sector at Russell Reynolds Associates where he advised clients in commercial real estate, private equity, and global banking and markets. He also served as the New York lead for the firm’s real estate practice. Earlier in his executive search career, he was a senior associate with Heidrick & Struggles. He began his career in financial services with UBS on the bank’s emerging markets fixed income desk.
“We are delighted to welcome Graham back to the firm in a new role as head of our real estate sector. He understands our firm and, coupled with his impressive skills and depth of industry experience, will benefit our clients as they navigate complex leadership and succession issues in an ever evolving talent market,” said Daniel Ryan, head of the financial services practice in the Americas.
“Heidrick is one of the very best leadership firms in the world and I’m thrilled to be back,” said Mr. Beatty. Its global platform, financial services team and strong board and CEO practice capabilities are key firm differentiators, and I look forward to working with a highly talented group of colleagues to serve clients across the real estate sector.”
Heidrick & Struggles’ real estate team works globally with companies ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar market leaders to minimize leadership risks within senior management and the boardroom. Its team operates in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific specializing in a diverse array of sectors, including banks, investors, ownership & development, corporate, as well as service providers.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media