Our Advantage

  • We know the real estate industry

  • Over 20 years as a practicing Real Estate professional

  • 15 years as a Real Estate Recruiter

  • We understand your business and the roles that we recruit for


How we differ

  1. Single Focus on Real Estate

  2. Deep Experience in both real estate and recruiting

  3. Partnership style…we are not a resume shop…we partner with our clients

  4. Implementation…we work…HARD!

  5. Value…our low overhead translates to the lowest possible fees

Our Process

1. Understand the opportunity.

Not just the job, but the career path and the unique company culture that the client is presenting.



2. Identify the best candidates.

Our deep industry knowledge and focus allows us to quickly target the right people.


3. Personally present the role.

This means picking up the phone, reaching out to the best professionals, and having a compelling reason that they should listen to our client’s opportunity. The best candidates are busy! They need to be properly approached.


4. Skilled Assessment. 

First impressions can be deceiving! We know how to drill down during the interview to ascertain candidate strengths and weaknesses.


5. Client Shortlist. 

We partner with our clients to ensure valuable client time is not wasted; only strong candidates are recommended for meetings.


6. Offer Negotiations and On-Boarding. 

From offer assistance, reference checks, and counter-offer counseling, Pearson Street Advisors stays involved.


Successful Recruiting assignments completed include:

Acadia Realty Trust - Property Manager


Arthur Hill & Company - Acquisitions Analyst


CBRE - Senior Managing Director, GCS


Cushman & Wakefield - CEO, Canada


Cushman & Wakefield - Managing Director


Legacy Varin Property Management - Regional Property Manager


Newcastle Limited - Retail Property Manager


New York Life Investment Management - Vice President (Debt Originations)


Northam Realty - Director of Leasing


NorthWest Healthcare REIT - Vice President, Property Controller


RBC Bank - Vice President, Corporate Real Estate


Rogers Communications - Director, National Facilities


Assignments completed across the U.S. and Canada




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Ned Thomas


NED THOMAS has been in the commercial real estate industry for more than 30 years, serving clients in the United States and Canada. 

Ned began his career in commercial real estate with what is now CBRE. He has worked in real estate investment banking at CIBC World Markets (formerly CIBC Wood Gundy Real Estate) and corporate real estate at IBM. As a previous Director for BCGI American Real Estate Executive Search, Ned was responsible for opening its first U.S. office located in Chicago, Illinois. 

In his search career, Ned has achieved proven results for clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. His search experience includes positions across all functional areas of the real estate industry. Client mandates included roles in debt and equity finance, property and asset management, leasing, development and corporate real estate. 

Ned is an active participant with a number of real estate organizations, including the Urban Land Institute (ULI), NAIOP, CoreNet Global and  IFMA. Ned holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto.

A passion for the sport of squash and community comes together for Ned in his support of MetroSquash, an organization dedicated to using squash, academics and mentoring to help Chicago Public School students.

Ned currently lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife.