With eight top candidates, the company’s leaders conducted multiple rounds of video interviews. The frontrunner had applied to a Helbling posting advertising the role. Within one day, our senior search consultant reached out to pre-interview him before submitting his information to the client. The client interviewed the candidate within a week. One month and two interviews later, he accepted an offer of employment with the title, Vice President, Real Estate.
The client gravitated towards his skill set, experience in acquisition and disposition of property, building and maintaining relationships in the region, and his record, having negotiated hundreds of leases. They also appreciated his communication skills, responsiveness, and flexibility.
The selected candidate was attracted to the company’s diverse real estate portfolio, which would help keep his skills sharp while giving him an opportunity to expand his knowledge. He also knew he would be able to make an impact due to its smaller size.
The new VP is currently responsible for the execution of projects and profitability related to company development, acquisition, and commercial leasing efforts. This involves market analysis and financial modeling. He also manages property management, leasing, and accounting personnel as well as oversees preleasing of work, entitlements and government approvals, and construction design and management. He has three new projects underway, which represent a sizeable percentage of the company’s total portfolio.