About Us

Real Estate Executive Search is a recruiting firm with 20 years of experience finding professionals in the commercial real estate industry. Our experts pride themselves on matching the right candidate with the right role. We believe our strong network and proven process will help our clients locate the right member to join their team. We are affiliated with a number of major industry groups for multifamily, office, retail and industrial real estate.

Richard Birgel, Founder


Jayne Sassetti, Executive Assistant


Professional Affiliations

Words From Our Clients

  • Thank you for your hard work and attention to meeting my needs both as a "recruited" individual and as one needing to fill critical positions. You have always reacted quickly to my needs and including bringing qualified candidates into the company. I would not hesitate to refer your services to a colleague.
    Lisa Bryan
    Regional Manager I Real Estate Investments Camden Priority Trust
  • Richard has been a wonderful partner for sourcing and placing talent at Steven D. Bell & Company. He is sensitive to your needs and is respectful of your time by providing you only those candidates that best fit what you're looking for in a particular position.
    Erin Ditto
    Vice President, Operations - The Steven D. Bell Company, Greensboro, NC
  • I have worked with Richard for over three years filling both on-site and corporate positions. I always find him and the staff at Real Estate Executive Search, Inc. to be very professional and customer service-minded at all times. He always takes tremendous pride in providing the most qualified candidates for us to consider. I am always asked to recruit as efficiently as I can and Richard helps me achieve that goal.
    Jack Summerline, SPHR
    BlackRock Realty I Metric Property Management - Vice President I HR Relationship Manager
  • Real Estate Executive Search has been a critical partner throughout our entire placement process. Talent is our first priority and the caliber of candidates we have placed throughout our working relationship with Richard Birgel and Real Estate Executive Search has been superb. The entire process is one where the agency goes well above and beyond the scope of competitor placement firms. They are a pleasure to work with. Very professional and truly know the Property Management Industry inside and out. Our company will continue to partner with Real Estate Executive Search.
    Ben Cooper
    Senior HR Generalist - Colonial Properties Trust
  • Richard and his team at Real Estate Executive Search have placed many quality associates for a wide variety of positions at our communities from Regional Property Managers to Maintenance Technicians. They have a large network of contacts to cover my entire Southeast region. I would enthusiastically recommend Real Estate Executive Search to assist with any hiring need you encounter.
    Scott K. Gilpatrick
    Vice President and Director of Property Management S.E.

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