September 4, 2019 – Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. Recently, IRC Global Executive Search Partners appointed Robert Peck as its new real estate global practice leader.
Mr. Peck, who is partner and managing director at IRC USA – 20/20 Foresight Executive Search, leads operations for IRC’s New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami offices. In addition to his primary responsibility of leading his executive search practice, serving the real estate and financial services industries, he leads a variety of strategic initiatives across the firm in the areas of marketing, human capital, technology and strategy.
Mr. Peck recognizes the importance of industry expertise 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 experience, we are able to source real estate professionals who we would hire for our own teams,” he said. “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,” said Rohan Carr, president of the IRC executive board. “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.”
IRC has partners in over 80 cities across Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia. The consortium has completed more than 30,000 assignments for more than 3,000 clients in virtually every industry segment and function, according to the firm.
Here’s a look at some recent expansion activity at the global consortium from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
IRC recently added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. People Executive is led by a team of four partners: Anders Jørgensen, Niels Prehn, Jesper Dambo and Naja Gissel. The firm has experience within the executive search as well as search and selection in the Danish market and is well-known for high quality and tailored solutions across segments and industries.
IRC added Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search as its fifth member firm in the U.S. It was established by Bob Cavoto in 1994 and now has more than 50 consultants serving a broad range of clients and recruit from mid-level management through to senior C-level executives.
IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) opened an office in Hamburg and added Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. Ms. Wagner has handled search assignments in Germany and across Europe.
IRC named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia-Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna continues in his role as EMEA practice leader.
The organization also recently added Buenos Aires-based executive recruiters HighFlow as a member firm. The recruiting firm, which is now called IRC Argentina, specializes in the finance & banking and sales & marketing sectors. The firm is led by partners Mauro L’Estrange and Federico Carrera.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media