Client Story: Real Estate Executive Search

The Challenge

A leading business that is an auctioneer of tax-distressed real estate engaged N2Growth for a real estate executive search. The client sought help finding their inaugural Chief Operating Officer with strong operational heft and the leadership skills necessary to execute the vision and drive its trajectory.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the leader would need to oversee day-to-day operations and provide strategic leadership to establish long-term and short-term goals, strategies, plans, and policies. The Company was looking for the right leader who would work with the leadership team to achieve goals in a collaborative, operationally efficient, customer-centric, and knack for optimizing and executing new processes.

The Mission

Our client was looking to hire a seasoned real estate executive to work closely with the CEO and leadership team to create and direct the company’s future path. The business is positioned to embark on a strategic roll-out of the next version of its proprietary technology platform and expand its presence within the real estate market.

N2Growth set out to find the right COO to hand the reins to who could take over the operations and help grow the business. The Company realized it would take the right leader to navigate the day-to-day operations and effectively lead its growth trajectory as they move into this next phase of its strategic vision. They have positioned well and are rapidly expanding their regional presence.

The Result

The specific insights we drew and the alignment we found in the early days of this search created clarity and little need for specification iteration as the search developed. Our team rigorously mapped the market for candidates whose attributes were attuned to the needs of our client.

After dozens of interviews, we submitted a total of three candidates for consideration within four weeks. Despite navigating challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, by week five, our client had two finalists. On day 62, our client and its top candidate executed an employment agreement.

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