Executive Search & Selection In The Property Sector

Mulberry Executive Search is a specialist executive search and advisory firm operating in the UK real estate sector. With a background in surveying and with a proven track record of providing executive search in the property sector, we combine in-depth market knowledge with significant and established networks. This gives us an unparalleled ability to find the top market-leading professionals for executive level positions across the commercial, retail and rural property sectors. For us, it is not just about professional qualifications but ensuring the right cultural and personality fit.

Talent acquisition is a vital part of any business, made easier due to our combination of first-hand property experience and our twenty years’ experience ‐ all in the real estate sector.

We have experience in a wide variety of sectors including:

  • Mixed commercial property
  • Development
  • Asset management
  • Professional Surveyors
  • Investment
  • Fund management
  • Property Finance
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Estate Management
  • Family Offices
  • Landed Estates
  • Rural Estate Management

Staff are the greatest asset of any business and we will ensure you find the best talent. We pride ourselves on the long-term relationships built with both clients and candidates based on trust and a real understanding of a client’s business and a candidates’ aspirations and ambitions.


At the heart of our approach is discretion and integrity combined with genuine market insight and knowledge, the key is having a real understanding of the role and where it fits within the business and longer-term strategy.

Our approach
Good communication is a key element of how we work and a priority for us. Ensuring the client is kept informed about the process whilst maintaining candidates’ interest. And when required, rejecting them in an open, honest and timely manner to ensure their view of the client and the process remains positive. The reputation of the client remains of the utmost importance and this must be safeguarded with both successful and unsuccessful candidates.

In terms of best practice our process is as follows:


We start each instruction with an in-depth introductory meeting to interrogate the role and profile of the candidate being looked for ensuring that we identify candidates with the right profile and long term fit with both the business and specific team


We aim to provide you with a detailed proposal promptly following the initial meeting enabling you to make a decision quickly and start the process. We aim to be totally transparent about the process and costs involved.


Upon instruction, in-depth market research will be undertaken to source the maximum number of suitable individuals. A detailed timeline for the process will also be agreed


We undergo a rigorous assessment of the candidates, firstly through a thorough telephone interview and then with a face to face interview. This detailed approach ensures their suitability and both skills and personality match the brief. Where possible references will be undertaken to ensure the calibre of the individual and their track record.


A shortlist meeting will take place with the client and an insight given about those candidates best suited to the role. We will endeavour to include a diverse range of individuals with different backgrounds. These will make up the first interviews. We are very happy to attend interviews where required. A detailed candidate report will be provided for each of those candidates being interviewed


Feedback will be obtained and the preferred candidates booked in for second round interviews. They may also be requested to give a presentation or psychometric testing and we will be happy to arrange and brief the candidates accordingly


Following second-round interviews we will assist where necessary with the decision-making process before negotiating the details of the offer of employment on the client’s behalf. This will include taking up references for the individual alongside due diligence checks and assisting them through the resignation process from their previous position. The sole objective is to provide a wholly satisfactory conclusion to the appointment process


Mulberry Search QR CodeCharlie Holroyde

Managing Director

T: +44 (0) 7973 116262

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Charlie has a proven track record in supporting commercial property businesses build first-class senior leadership teams.

Following a degree in Rural Estate Management, Charlie began his career at Cluttons where he trained as a Surveyor and worked on a number of diverse and technically challenging Estates whose commercial enterprises included residential and commercial properties, agribusiness operations as well as leisure and sporting interests.

His growing interest in commercial property then led him to Macdonald & Company where he spent nearly eighteen years delivering value to clients across the full spectrum of commercial real estate including family offices and property companies as well as developers, retailers and institutional investors.

Charlie’s insights, understanding and network across a broad range of stakeholders in the property sector are highly regarded and he has established a thriving business focussing on these core areas of experience.

Contact Us

To make an initial enquiry, please use the form below to send your message or alternatively, call Charlie Holroyde on +44 (0) 7973 116262 or email