Real Estate Development

Retained Executive Search

Helbling specializes in retained executive search within real estate development.

When you're changing the skyline, you need monumental talent.

Real estate has always been a competitive, high-stakes, go-big-or-go-home business that requires leaders to match. What’s changing today is the landscape itself - with new construction delivery methods, new technologies, new business models, population trends, and the importance of energy management and sustainability. 
With unmatched experience in real estate development search and an extensive network of professional contacts at leadership levels, we are strategically positioned to locate and secure the visionary talent you need to grow and win in this demanding business. 

We have specialized in this sector for nearly three decades, building long-term relationships with major players through our integrity, responsiveness, and personal attention. 

Organizations Represented

Helbling partners with firms involved in various aspects of real estate development and management.

  • Commercial Real Estate Developers

  • Facility Managers

  • Property Managers

  • Residential Builders

Recent Successes

  • Vice President, West Coast Construction for a New York City real estate developer
  • Vice President, Design & Construction for a New York City real estate developer
  • Senior Project Manager with a developer/builder in a major metropolitan area
  • Director of Construction for a New York City real estate developer
  • Senior Director, Operations & Engineering for a prominent U.S. real estate developer
  • Vice President, Construction of the Midwest region for a national real estate developer
  • Construction Project Manager for the California office of a prominent developer

Active Searches

All of our current searches within real estate development are confidential.     

(Due to the competitive nature of real estate development, many of the searches Helbling conducts for major developers are confidential and unable to be publicly disclosed.)

All Active Searches

In recent years, real estate development projects have grown larger and increasingly complex. Organizations face unique challenges specific to their geographic markets, and when they invest hundreds of millions or more on a major development, they need internal design and construction leaders who can protect their investment and ensure a well-executed and timely project.
Tom Dunn, Managing Director with Helbling

Explore Our Case Studies

Director of Construction for an international real estate developer and investor

Vice President of Design & Construction for a real estate developer

Senior Vice President, Construction & Vice Presidents for a New York City real estate developer

Senior Director U.S. Operations & Engineering for a real estate developer and owner

Senior Vice President of Construction for a privately held, national real estate developer

Vice President of Construction for a resort development

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