Real Estate Executive Recruiters


      Cowen Partners is at the forefront of C-suite recruitment. As one of the best real estate executive search firms in the U.S, we are focused on results, and we’re 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 private, public, pre-IPO, and non-profit organizations.


      Cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and Phoenix.


      Clients are typically $50 million to five billion dollars in revenue or have assets between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite and include vice president and director-level leadership roles.


      Real Estate Executive Search Examples

      Sourcing and placing exceptional candidates is what the 5-star real estate executive recruiters at Cowen Partners are known for. Here is a closer look at some of our more recent placements for real estate executive search needs 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 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

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        Our hands-on 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 between $500 million to $15 billion. Successful placements span the entire C-Suite – CEOChief Operating OfficerChief Financial Officer, and include vice presidentgeneral counsel, and other director-level leadership roles.


        Learn how we deliver top talent, no matter the need, with our industry-leading research and resources. Discover the strategy that made Cowen Partners the top retained executive search firm in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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        CEO Healthcare

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        CFO Bank

        I’m really impressed by all the qualified candidates, thank you so ...

        SVP Chief People Officer

        I wanted to let you know we are very happy with your services, she has been great for us. Thank you for this ...

        CFO Credit Union

        I really appreciate your help finding someone for me and hope our paths cross again. I would definitely consider using you for a new search if I should have one. It was really easy to work with ...

        CFO Software Company

        Even after less than two months, it’s clear she is extremely well qualified and an excellent long term addition to our staff. We are very pleased to have her. Thanks for all the work you did to help make this ...

        CEO Real Estate Company

        You are adamant in your search. I don’t think we have ever had a headhunter/recruiter so diligent on seeking out candidates as you ...

        VP HR Seafood Company

        You did what you said you’d do and I appreciate that, let me know if you ever need a ...

        CEO Specialty Pharmacy

        We have never seen this much activity from a recruiter ...

        VP Talent Acquisition

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