20 Years Developing Real Estate Leaders 


Executive Search In Real Estate & Construction


Real Estate’s Expert Executive Search Partner  

Holtby Turner Executive Search
The UK’s Largest Real Estate & Construction Specialists For Search

Who We Are

Holtby Turner Executive Search recruits, develops and retains senior executives in real estate and construction. Clients include leading real estate developers and advisors, construction consultancies and contractors, as well as real estate investors, funds and end users. With our specialist market knowledge and sector expertise, we have placed some of the leading figures in real estate, and developed the leadership skills of high calibre industry professionals.

For over 19 years, our rigorous search process and sector expertise have consistently exceeded our clients’ expectations. With enviable experience and industry connections, our consultants have a proven track record in their specialist practice areas and are highly respected in their sectors.

At Holtby Turner Executive Search, we don’t stop searching until we’ve found the very best person for the job. We diligently ensure our clients have all they need to offer their new employees the strongest start in their organisation, and develop their leadership skills.

Who we  are

What We Do

Holtby Turner offers more than just Executive Search – we offer bespoke talent development programmes that encourage both personal productivity and commercial profitability. By helping clients motivate, develop and retain their top talent they benefit from a more committed workforce, and for executive managers, an effective succession plan.

Our services have grown internationally with presence established by candidates we’ve placed overseas, and client offices that have expanded. Further to continued requests for additional support, in 2016 we launched our executive search services across Europe and the US.

We are now partnering with respected, specialist real estate executive search firms, Keller Augusta in Boston and New York, PMCi in Germany and DVA Executive in Paris. In 2017, we will be deepening our client value through the launch of partnerships in Singapore, Australia and Canada.

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“There was a clear personal commitment from the Holtby Turner team to deliver results. I felt assured that they would follow through on their promise. Their thorough mapping of the market and tenacious pro-active approach ended with a powerful candidate short list. In-depth sector knowledge and obvious strength of existing network resulted in excellent appointments for us. We are delighted with the outcome.” Bill Siegle, Senior Partner, Cluttons LLP
“From the first meeting with Toby Turner, I knew we had found someone who properly understood our search challenge and how to deal with it. Holtby Turner actually sought someone, and were compelling and intelligent about it, putting in bags of effort to find the right person. They were efficient, professional and organised getting an 11/10 from me! In fact, I have recommended them to others already.” Martin Clark FRICS, Managing Partner, Stiles Harold Williams Partnership LLP
“It has been a pleasure working with Holtby Turner. Throughout the process, they were highly attentive to our bespoke needs leaving us wholly satisfied with the service delivered. The team that we dealt with were highly professional and went to great lengths to understand the requirements of both our industry, and office culture, in order to secure an ideal candidate.” Tomaš Jurdák, Managing Director, HB REAVIS


For over 50 years, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has set the standards in search. As an AESC executive search and leadership consulting firm, we have been found to meet their rigorous standards by demonstrating deep knowledge of our industry and sectors and exemplary diligence in our processes. With an extensive evaluation of our internal processes, the AESC checked client references and ensured our ethics were to the highest standards before giving us their seal of approval. As an AESC member, our clients can be secure in their choice of executive search firm.

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