December 11, 2020 – Executive search firm RETS Associates has expanded with the opening of a new office in Dallas. The firm has tapped Chase Fryhover as director and leader of the new office. With a decade of recruiting experience including almost eight years of commercial real estate recruiting success, Mr. Fryhover emerged as the ideal choice to launch this new branch, according to Kent Elliott, principal with RETS Associates. “Chase has a solid background in the Dallas-Fort Worth region with experience at several prominent national firms, including CBRE and Aerotek,” he said. “His breadth of knowledge across a variety of industries and broad network of potential candidates in the Dallas market are tremendous assets for our company and align well with our expansion plans.”
Mr. Fryhover is skilled in executive search, technical recruiting, interview preparation, staffing services and strategic sourcing. His experience includes filling positions varying from entry to mid- and senior-level management. He joins RETS Associates following more than eight years in staffing and recruitment across several industries, including his most recent position as a senior corporate recruiter for CBRE. Before that, Mr. Fryhover was a technical recruiter with Veredus, which provides IT professionals for contract and permanent placement. Earlier in his career, he was a recruiter with Aerotek.
In his position with RETS Associates, Mr. Fryhover will focus on recruiting for entry to mid-level positions in the Dallas market.
“Dallas has proven its resilience with five consecutive months of job growth and a post-pandemic employment rate that outpaces most of the rest of the country,” said Jana Turner, principal with RETS Associates. “With cranes in the air developing every product type from apartments to industrial in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, there is a growing need for our services in this market, making this expansion the natural next step in our continued growth.”
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the U.S. Fortune 500 companies based in the area include: Comerica Bank, AT&T, Energy Transfer Equity, American Airlines, HollyFrontier, Southwest Airlines, Tenet Healthcare, Texas Instruments, Dean Foods, Trinity Industries and Energy Future Holdings. Dallas is the third most popular destination for business travel in the country.
“With growing demand for strategic hires in the months ahead, many real estate companies will look to RETS based on its depth of experience here in Texas and its stellar reputation throughout the nation,” said Mr. Fryhover. “I am honored to lead this new office and look forward to broadening the company’s reach here in Dallas and throughout the great state of Texas.”
Serving the Real Estate Sector
Founded in 2002, RETS Associates specializes in the recruitment, staffing and placement of executive, permanent and interim positions in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as land development. The firm serves more than 220 companies, including REITs, developers, owner-operators, investors, pension fund advisers, private equity firms, family offices, homebuilders, construction companies, financial services and third-party real estate services firms, among others. Headquartered in Newport Beach with additional offices in Charlotte, NC; Chicago; Dallas; Denver, CO; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Jose, CA; and Scottsdale, AZ.
RETS identifies candidates in a wide variety of disciplines covering asset and property management, development, construction, acquisitions/investments and financial analysis. Since 2011, RETS has handled an average of 400 searches per year.
Kent Elliot is the founder of RETS and has been in the executive search and real estate industries for more than 25 years. He oversees all facets of RETS and in 2019 alone RETS worked on over 300 searches. Starting his career in 1993 with CBRE, his eight years of experience in the real estate industry helped give him a deep understanding of the business.
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