Real Estate

We Know Real Estate

We understand the real estate business, not just how it operates, but who the players are, how their organizations run, who’s getting financing and what deals are in the works. Most importantly, we have long standing relationships with many of the leaders in the real estate field so we can network quickly and discretely to identify and partner with the most coveted candidates in this ultra-competitive market.

Large Retained Search Firm Network with Boutique Service and Client Access

When you partner with Marcus & Associates, you are working with directly with a Partner or Segment Leader on your search so you can trust that candidates will always be speaking with seasoned and knowledgeable recruiters and your company’s message will always be on point.

We have known many of the candidates in our network for their entire career. We know their references, their peers and their staff as well. When you come to us to fill one of your openings, we are reaching out to known and trusted contacts with established networks. We will provide you with key intelligence and insight and help you identify the best fit your team both technically and culturally.

Relationships Matter – High Volume of Repeat Business

At Marcus & Associates, we spend nearly as much time understanding of our clients’ culture, internal dynamics, organizational structure and advancement opportunities as we do the technical aspects of the jobs that we fill. Particularly in the real estate industry, where many companies are family- or PE-owned, and office dynamics can be complicated to navigate, we work to find the right cultural fit so the employee and employer can successfully grow together over the long term.

We do all the screening on our side, allowing you to concentrate solely on evaluating candidates. We take on only the searches we know we have the capacity to fill, guided by our principle that quality always trumps quantity.

Notable Completed Searches

Explore your potential today.

Working with Jacob has proven to be the key success to a recent major career move. He has a unique ability to know where you should be interviewing and who you should be meeting with. There’s no wasted efforts. He has an extensive real estate network and will work his contacts on your behalf. He will work for what’s best for you and doesn’t give up on clients when he knows it’s the right fit. He’s always there to take your calls and provide valuable insight along the interview process. He gets the job of getting you a job done!

Michele R.

I had the pleasure of working with Jacob recently and found him to be a diligent, intelligent, passionate, and honest recruiting professional, who is dedicated to helping his clients. Jacob was so accessible, and I quickly realized that 24/7 service is the epitome of who he is. Jacob’s extensive knowledge of the real estate industry allows him to ensure the perfect match for all his clients. Jacob has proven himself to be the best recruiter I’ve worked with and one that I’ll be in touch with for years to come. I highly recommend Jacob for your future recruiting needs.


My initial experience with Jacob is unlike any I’ve had with a recruiter. Jacob was thorough; he did his research before reaching out to me, asked very intelligent, pointed questions and within a few weeks got me a great job offer. Jacob is meticulous, smart, and just happens to know everyone who is anyone in the real estate world. Jacob redefined my understanding of a recruiter, because he was so much more. He was a consultant, a mentor, and a diligent advocate on my behalf. I would highly Jacob. He is a true professional in every sense.

Elan B.
SVP Operations

Jacob has become a trusted advisor on all things related to human capital while helping us build out our organization. On specific assignments, Jacob took the time to understand our needs and team dynamics and then screened candidates to provide us with top level talent in an efficient manner.

Herb E.
Cofounder and managing principal. Private Real Estate investment firm

Jacob Lefkowitz and Marcus & Associates are the go-to organization for any recruiting requirements. They not only work to understand the company’s needs, but become familiar with the employer’s priorities, management styles and cultural personalities. All of the requirements I had were met with a focused, targeted approach with consistent communication and updates on the search progress. They are capable of placing all levels of talent and are in tune with market indicators, making them a reliable advisor in the space.

Danielle D

Your Total Real Estate
Talent Source

  • Acquisitions
  • Development
  • Asset Management
  • Capital Markets/Capital Raising
  • Investments
  • Investor Relations
  • Leasing
  • CFO
  • Controller
  • Construction Accounting
  • Fund/Portfolio Accounting
  • Sec Reporting
  • Tax Planning
  • Valuations

Experience. Success.
Real Leadership.

Jacob Lefkowitz, Real Estate Sector Leader at Marcus & Associates, and his real estate recruitment team have demonstrated their ability to locate, assess, attract and deliver the professionals who meet even the most specialized hiring needs. With relationships and networks that showcase his ability to form truly impactful connections, Jacob and his team have filled some of our clients’ most difficult searches and offered up staffing solutions to even the most discerning clients.