Real Estate Executive Search


      Cowen Partners is at the forefront of real estate executive search and C-suite recruitment. As one of the top real estate executive search firms in the U.S, we are focused on results, and we are driven to maximize value for our real estate clients, especially when it comes to finding diverse candidates who are highly qualified to be their next leaders. Our hands-on real estate executive recruiters have vast experience working with some of the largest commercial, multi-family, affordable housing, and single family real estate companies.

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      Cities include Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Indianapolis, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix, St. Louis, Boston, and beyond.



      With our proven real estate executive recruitment processes and guaranteed results, we have successfully placed hundreds of candidates in REITS, multi-family, affordable, retail, commercial, single-family development, and construction.


      Clients are typically $50 million plus in revenue or have assets over one billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include (but are by no means limited to):


      Interested in learning more? Let’s talk. Our partner-owned model is the guarantee you need to get the qualified candidates you require. Our real estate executive recruiters deliver on our guarantee by matching an experienced senior partner to every engagement, from first call to final placement. Start the journey to find and place your next real estate executive by filling out the contact form.

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        Real Estate Executive Search Examples

        Sourcing and placing exceptional candidates is what the real estate executive recruiters at Cowen Partners are known for. In fact, whether you are looking for the best commercial real estate recruiters, multifamily recruiters, or real estate executive recruiters who specialize in placements for affordable housing, REITs, and the homebuilder spaces, turn to Cowen Partners. Our elite real estate executive recruiters can find top talent for your C-suite. Here is a closer look at some of our more recent real estate executive search engagements, spanning several industries and locations across the U.S.

        Commercial Real Estate Finance

        Rebuilt the finance function, including VP of Tax, for a large national commercial REIT with a 17 million square foot portfolio, focused on building, acquiring and managing office and multifamily assets. Chicago, Illinois


        Affordable Multi-Family Housing

        Helped a large, national multi-family housing company find and attract an experienced Director of Asset Management with tax credit, Section 8, and HUD experience. Seattle, WA


        Home Builder

        Built a highly successful sales and land acquisition team for a prominent semi-custom homebuilder. Denver, CO


        Multi-Family REIT

        Conducted a national Chief Financial Officer executive search for a publicly traded Canadian REIT with multifamily assets in the United States. Vancouver, British Columbia / Seattle, WA

        Commercial Real Estate Tax

        Retained by the world’s largest parking management company with an international portfolio to locate and hire a qualified VP of Tax. Chicago, IL


        Regional Home Builder IPO

        Found a CFO with homebuilding, land acquisitions, capital markets, and IPO experience for a regional home builder to execute a successful IPO. Seattle, WA


        Corporate Counsel

        Located a business-savvy Corporate Counsel with environmental and regulatory experience for one of the West’s largest landowners. Los Angeles, CA


        Multi-Family Real Estate

        Retained by one of the east coast’s largest multi family real estate management companies to find a transformative President as well as a world-class Chief Accounting Officer.

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        Our hands-on real estate executive recruiters have experience working with private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations. Clients are typically $50 million in revenue to Fortune 1000’s or have assets over one billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite, including the role of CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Security Officer, Chief Technology Officer, as well as vice presidentgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Learn how our elite team of real estate executive recruiters deliver top talent, no matter the need, via our industry-leading research and resources featured below. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners the top real estate executive search firm in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Anchorage, Boston, New Orleans, Kansas City, Denver, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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        CFO Software Company

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        CEO Real Estate Company

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        VP HR Seafood Company

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        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

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        VP Talent Acquisition

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