Helbling search consultants have a strong knowledge of the relevant talent market and an understanding of how the organization functions, which were instrumental factors in developing an executive search strategy. They researched and sourced candidates, targeting executives who were trained engineers and also had comprehensive national or global commercial and residential operations, maintenance, and/or utilities/energy management experience. Some other organizations had similar roles held by non-engineers but the client preferred someone with technical credentials.
Due the complexity of the role and the need for candidates to oversee a 43 million square-foot portfolio, the hiring manager (the Managing Director of Global Property Management & Operations) teamed with the Director of Talent Acquisition as well as representatives from engineering, design & construction, and property management on the search.
The search focused heavily on the New York City metro area given the makeup of the portfolio and the physical location of the executive team. In addition to contacting other developers, Helbling representatives looked for candidates at property management firms, engineering firms, specialty contractors, third-party facilities managers, and Fortune 500 corporations with significant real estate assets. These individuals often managed large teams and national or international portfolios.