Established in 2009 by Toby Cowley, Found Executive is a specialist search firm operating exclusively within the UK and European Commercial Real Estate space.
Toby has nearly 17 years recruitment experience and a passion for Real Estate. He has an exceptional network of candidates and clients and his knowledge of the industry is unparalleled. Toby prides himself on establishing long-term relationships and delivering on assignments at Analyst to Director level.
Found Executive partners with a number of leading Private Equity Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds, Asset Managers and Developers. Working on a bespoke retained or sole agency basis, we are able offer our clients a tailored, cost effective and, most importantly, a deliverable hiring solution that suits their individual business needs.
We fully appreciate the importance of establishing long-term relationships with our clients, many of whom we’ve been working with for years. We understand what they want and, as a result, are not only able to satisfy their immediate headcount requirements, but also anticipate their longer-term needs. We are so much more than a search firm. We are a business partner that can significantly increase our client’s bottom line, by helping them make the correct hiring decisions at the right time.
Through targeted headhunting, referrals and advertising, Found Executive engages with top real estate talent in the UK and across Europe. All prospective candidates are screened to determine their suitability, career aspirations, motivation for leaving their existing position and salary expectations. At Found Executive you won’t languish on a database. In addition to running specific search mandates we proactively work with exceptional candidates, approaching suitable organisations on their behalf to create opportunities that are aligned with their individual needs. Our candidates are our future. The Analysts and Associates we help today are the Real Estate Leaders of tomorrow.
Senior Portfolio Management Analyst required for leading pan European Real Estate Investor based in London. Supporting their European Core Fund and the Portfolio Manager, you will be responsible for a wide range of financial analysis and portfolio/fund modeling, building, operating, maintaining and reviewing a variety of financial models, primarily in MS Excel. The successful candidate will have c. 2-3yrs relevant post graduate real estate investment, finance or private equity experience coupled with a good understanding of real estate investment and more broadly, investment management. Salary Range: £55-60K + Bonus + Benefits.
We are working with a highly active, Global Hedge Fund business who are expanding their Real team and now looking to hire an experienced Nordic speaking Asset Manager at Snr Associate or VP level to be based in London. We'd like to hear from individuals with a minimum of 5yrs relevant post graduate CRE Asset Management experience who are able to operate autonomously at a high level across the Nordic region. This is a hands on role with extensive deal/ transaction exposure and travel etc. Salary Range: c. £100K + Bonus.
Assistant Financial Controller/ Management Accountant required for highly acquisitive, pan European Real Estate Asset Manager based in London. Amongst other things, this role is responsible for assisting in the production of monthly (multi-currency) management accounts across the group to trial balance level as well processing month end journals including accruals, prepayments and depreciation. The successful candidate will be a proactive, Part or Newly Qualified Accountant (ACCA or CIMA) with good attention to detail and the ability to think outside the box. Salary Range £40-50K + Bonus + Benefits
German speaking Investment Analyst/ Associate required for prestigious, London based Real Estate PE firm. As a member of an entrepreneurial team, you will have the opportunity to provide advanced analytical and operational work relating to existing deals and prospective transactions across various European markets. You will be involved in the entire transaction process and will get direct exposure to the decision makers. We'd like to hear from individuals with excellent academics and c.2-3yrs relavent experience gained in a Tier 1 Investment Bank or similar Real Estate PE firm. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a highly regarded team and work for one of the best firms in London. Salary Range: £60-80K + Bonus + Benefits.
Our client is a highly entrepreneurial, pan European real estate investor who are expanding their team in London and currently recruiting for a Investment Analyst. The successful candidate will work closely with senior management throughout the lifecycle of new transactions; assisting in the due-diligence process, execution, asset management and disposals. We'd like to hear from individuals with 1-3yrs relevant transactional experience with exposure to UK and/or European commercial real estate deals. Excellent cashflow modelling skills are essential. Candidates with a second European language would be at a distinct advantage.
We are working with a highly active real estate private equity firm who are expanding their European operations and looking to hire a Senior Development/ Asset Manager in their Frankfurt office. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the commercial and technical asset management of existing and newly acquired assets in Germany. He or she will develop and execute strategic asset management initiatives including; planning, budgeting, coordination , monitoring and controlling of refurbishments, modernisation/ redevelopments and tennant improvements. We'd like to hear from Real Estate or Building/ Engineeering Graduates with c.8-10yrs relevant technical asset/ development management experience, covering the German commercial property market. Fluency in German and English is required and applicants must be willing and able to travel.
Experienced and quick thinking Investment Analyst required for leading European Real Estate Investment firm based in Frankfurt, Germany. Working in a small but dedicated team the successful candidate will support senior management in the sourcing of potential opportunties during the due-diligence process. Main responsibilities include; Screening and sourcing of potential investment opportunities, investment underwriting/ cashflow modelling, drafting internal investment proposals and presenting to the investment committee, development and execution of asset level business plans and selecting, instructing and managing third party servicers. We'd like to hear from individuals with 1-3yrs post graduate experience preferably gained in the German real estate market, working either in a similar PE Fund,Investment Bank or Advisory Firm. Excellent analytical skills coupled with fluency in German and English are essential for applicants wishing to apply for this position.
Our client is a highly opportunistic, pan European Real Estate Private Equity firm who, due to continued expansion, are now looking to a hire native French speaker to join their Asset Management team in London. Working in a hands-on/ dedicated team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the on-going asset management of an existing portfolio in Paris. He or she will be heavily involved in the ongoing implementation of business plans as well as working on new transactions/ acquisitions and disposals. We'd like to hear from French Nationals with a minimum of 3-6yrs hands-on Asset Management experience gained within the office, logistics and/ or retail space who, have a sound understanding of occupational and investment market dynamics and the ability to communicate the implication of transactions via the use of financial modelling tools. This role may suit someone who is currently living and working in Paris but looking to relocate to London. Salary Range: Flexible/ Competative + Excellent Bonus + Benefits.
Our client is a Global Real Estate Investor operating across the main European markets. Due to continued growth, they are now looking to hire a German Speaking Acquitions Associate to join their Investment team in London. The successful candidate will assist in analysing, structuring, negotiating, recommending and when approved, closing new deals. He or she will be responsible for due diligence/ financial modelling as well as assisting in the preparation of Investment Committee papers. This role also includes the asset management of direct assets, joint ventures and fund investments through the strategic and active management of investments. We'd like to hear from individuals with a strong undergraduate degree (2:1 Minimum) coupled with c. 3-5yrs relevant experience gained preferably in a real estate investment fund, investment bank or private equity firm. Salary: Highly Competitive + Bonus + Benefits. Outstanding Opportunity!!!
ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified Financial Controller required for high profile, London based Real Estate Investor/ Developer operating in the Residential Development space. We'd like to hear from individuals with c. 5-8yrs relevant experience gained in a similar position who possess a strong commercial acumen and the ability to develop an manage a small in-house finance team. Salary c. £80-100K + Bonus + Benefits depending on experience.
Nordic speaking Real Estate Analyst/ Senior Analyst required for highly active, pan European Hedge Fund business based in London. This is a hands on role supporting the Investment Director all aspects of sourcing, underwriting, execution and asset management of deals across the Nordic region. This is a active role with plenty of deal exposure and travel etc. Please get in touch if you have c. 1-2yrs relevant post graduate Real Estate transactional experience, strong cashflow modelling skills and previous exposure to the Nordic region. Salary Range: £55-65K + Bonus.