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.
Associate level Credit Manager required for specialist real estate lender/ investor operating in the UK/ European Development space. Working closely with the Director of Credit, the successful candidate will be responsible for; assisting in the structuring and pricing of all new business opportunities; undertaking detailed appraisals for all new projects the company is considering funding/ acquiring; assessment of real estate fundamentals and values through comprehensive and accurate analysis of client provided data and independent research; assisting with the production of detailed written reports/ credit papers for business heads and the credit committee. I'd like to hear from candidates with c. 3-6yrs’ experience gained in a lending or fund environment coupled with an understanding of the UK real estate market, in particular, development funding. Candidates will have solid cashflow modelling skills and must be excellent communicators who are able to produce high quality written work. Salary Range: £60-80K + Bonus + Benefits.
VP level Asset Manager required for high profile London based Real Estate Private Equity firm operating in the pan European value-add space. Supporting the Head of Asset Management and working closely with the portfolio operations team the successful candidate will be responsible for the execution of business plans for each venture at both a financial and asset level in coordination with operating partners. He or she will actively monitor the performance of investments against budgets, co-ordinate reporting and Investor information requirements, draft presentations and strategic analysis for Investor meetings and work closely with the team on capex initiatives to ensure rigour and process around the budget. I'd like to hear from individuals with c. 8yrs + relevant asset management experience coupled with excellent project management, analytical and quantitative skills. Knowledge of the PRS/ Student Housing sector would be nice to have but not essential. Salary c. £100K + Bonus + Benefits.
Graduate level Investment Analyst required for highly entrepreneurial London based Real Estate Private Equity firm operating in the UK value add space. The successful candidate will: Support senior management in building and maintaining complex cash flow models for current and prospective property acquisitions; Analyse and interrogate the operating characteristics of properties within the existing portfolio and prepare comparative reports, SWOT analysis and recommendations; Participate in meetings/ strategy sessions and contribute to the formulation of robust business plans for current and prospective purchases; Assist with the preparation of investment documents to support process of debt and equity raising. I'd like to hear from recent graduates (Cass) with c. 6-12mths relevant internship experience who are looking to forge a career within Commercial Real Estate. Salary Range: c. £45K + Bonus + Benefits.
We are working with a high profile pan European Real Estate Investor who are looking to hire an Associate for their London based Investment Management team. The successful candidate will support a variety of functions including; Building, operating, maintaining and reviewing a wide variety of financial models, both at an individual asset and fund level, underwriting and due diligence for specific acquisitions and working on the full acquisitions process as well as asset and portfolio level forecasting. We'd like to hear from candidates with a minimum of 3yrs relevant experience gained in real estate investment, real estate finance or private equity who are looking to utilise their superior cashflow modelling skills in a hands on Investment Management role. Salary Range: £60-80K + Bonus.
Real Estate Associate required for leading London based Hedge Fund operating in the pan European NPL/ Distressed Corporate CRE space. We'd like to hear from Top Ranked candidates with c. 3yrs relevant experience gained in either an Investment Bank, PE firm or similar Hedge Fund. Salary Range: c. £80K + Bonus (100%).