Holtby Turner Executive Team

Founded in 2000, our experience and knowledge of the construction and property sectors is arguably second to none. As specialists in the real estate and construction sector – we understand the specific requirements and drivers of each area of the industry. Our consultants have a proven track record and in-depth knowledge of their specialist areas, from Construction to Real Estate Advisory.

Our overarching aim is to be our clients’ first choice for the recruitment, development and retention of exceptional people – people who deliver truly outstanding results in today’s rapidly-changing real estate market. We constantly strive to distinguish ourselves in the executive search market with our sector understanding, enviable connections and a level of rigour and scrutiny in our work that goes beyond client expectations.

Toby Turner

Founder & Managing Director

As Founder & Managing Director, Toby personally ensures that clients are not just satisfied with our service, but delighted. His wealth of experience in advanced interview techniques, personality profiling and behavioural assessments means he drills down into a candidate’s full compatibility for a role. This guarantees only the most suitable candidates are ever presented to clients.

Beginning as a Chartered Surveyor working on a mix of civil engineering and infrastructure projects, Toby moved into executive search and consulting services, founding Holtby Turner Executive Search in 2000. His mission was to offer a down-to-earth, polished and yet personable service to help clients achieve success by securing the finest talent for their organisations. This goal remains unchanged 19 years later.

Non-Executive Management

Liz Peace

Non-Executive Director

Having run the British Property Federation for 13 years before retiring in 2014, Liz was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2008 New Years Honours for services to the property industry. Liz has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of and promote our industry to government. Now active in advisory and portfolio roles, she works with Morgan Sindall, Redrow and Howard de Walden Estates, and many others, including LandAid, where she is Chairman.

Alan Froggatt

Non-Executive Director

Formerly chief executive of the EMEA region for CB Richard Ellis, Alan brings over 30 years’ management experience to our executive team. Before taking on the management of Richard Ellis, he undertook four distinct ‘new business’ roles there. Now a management consultant, he has been a Non Executive Director with Holtby Turner Executive Search since 2007. A well-respected and vibrant figure in the industry, Alan’s a regular contributor to Property Week and guest panellist for real estate events.