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Market coverage

Over the years, Escalier has built up a unique expertise in the real estate sector and the related financial services in Europe. We strongly belief that we can only be successful for our clients if we know the ins and outs of the market. Our clients acknowledge this fact and we are proud of that. They specifically choose us because of our in-depth industry knowledge. They experience that we are capable of fully comprehending which people fit into the culture of the organisation. And which people are successful, also in the longer term.

Obviously, our network is larger than the total of our clients. We focus our attention on new (young) talents and on diversity in our supply of outstanding professionals and executives. We are keen to broaden our scope of search outside the inner circle. Clients appreciate the fact that we introduce interesting candidates from the adjacent sectors of the industry. By doing so, we often exceed our clients’ expectation with our large selection of suitable candidates.

Real Estate

Our real estate practice completes assignments in sectors ranging from bricks and mortar to complex financial instruments. Our client base is broad and ranges from developers, investors, and asset managers  to entrepreneurial start-ups, family-owned, listed or multinational companies. The end-users (corporate real estate) can also be found amongst our clients. Besides working for residential and office funds, we have built up a tremendous expertise in retail, servicing the largest retail groups operating portfolio’s with a great variety of retail formats, retail brands with a large geographical presence. In the public sector, we offer our search and advisory services to the top 20 of housing cooperatives.

Our private equity practice places executives working for both the funds themselves and their portfolio companies. With a bias for “asset backed” sponsors, our private equity team works for investors ranging from regional niche players to global powerhouses.

Financial Services

Financial services firms provide crucial expertise in the integrated real estate cycle, from funding and investing to project financing to the more complicated financial solutions in structuring deal flows. Relevant institutional companies in this field: insurance companies, banks, pension funds and asset managers.

Infrastructure, Engineering & Construction

This practice serves investors (Pension Funds, Global Banks/Investment Banks, and Private Equity Funds) constructors and operators. Our investor clients range from major institutions with an established history of investing in this asset class to smaller private equity funds looking to enter the market. We place senior management in construction companies as well as help build their (project-) teams if they seek to increase their exposure in the PPP/PPI markets.

We have gained great expertise from working for operating companies in Transport (Airports, Ports, Railways, Roads). Our consultants recently completed a truly international management team delivering the capital programme for one of the largest airports in the world. We also placed the senior management team for the airport’s real estate company.

Our firm is positioned to meet the changing needs of the infrastructure, engineering, and construction industries. Together with our Alliance Partner Ferguson, we are capable of helping your firm attract, develop, and retain high-caliber talent.