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THE HIGHER CAPITAL TEAM

 

CHRIS SHEWRY

On top of his 4 years industry experience at Balfour Beatty, Chris has spent 8 years solely recruiting for London based real estate Developers and Investors leading him to be one of the most experienced in this sector in London.

Chris has an extensive network, knowledge and reputation, for placing very senior positions into a range of hugely reputable companies. He is involved the whole way through the process, right from the role specification through to aftercare.

JAMES CURTIS

James’ background is in Architecture, having studied for his undergraduate degree at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. The course covered both formal architectural design alongside real estate development and investment modules.

James’ prior real estate interest stems from working for his family property development company based in Kent. The company itself specialises in the acquisition and redevelopment of period buildings across Kent and Sussex and his experience in both design, acquisitions and investment led him to recruit Design, Technical and Investment roles here at Higher Capital Consulting.

ADAM HENSON

Adam is a qualified Geologist who moved from Australia to London two years ago after having a successful career within big industry. He has always had an interest in property and followed this to join recruitment agency Deverell-Smith in their development department in 2017.

After a successful period at Deverell-Smith, Adam relished the opportunity to build a desk at a boutique outfit with high-profile clients – Higher Capital Consulting. He specialises in recruiting roles at the front-end of the development cycle, namely land and development roles for client-side developers and investors.

PHILIP LE BERT FRANCIS

A legal graduate from the University of Law’s Moorgate campus, who is currently undertaking an MSc in Real Estate Development Part-Time at the University of Westminster, giving him a working insight into the development mechanisms underpinning the UK’s Real Estate sector.

With 2 years’ experience in Property Sector recruitment (specialising in Project and Development Managers), he has successfully resourced for some of the UK’s top developers and consultancies, spanning everything from entry-level to board level.

Philip is currently recruiting positions for Central London Development, specialising in recruiting Development/Project Managers through to Director level for Developers and Funders.

  • Chris is extremely well connected within the London Development sector. He has a detailed understanding of what potential employers are looking for which enabled me to highlight the relevant experience I have. Additionally Chris took time to understand exactly what I was looking for with the result being a role I actually wanted and was well suited to. I found his approach very refreshing.

  • I was referred to Chris via a colleague who Chris also successfully placed into a leading UK developer. From our initial conversation it was obvious Chris really did know the property sector well and once we'd discussed my aspirations and requirements he was conscious to only bring me opportunities that matched. He subsequently placed me at a leading UK developer.

  • Chris found what I can only describe as the perfect candidate for a very tricky brief and small candidate pool. I'm confident that without his proactive approach, sector knowledge and honesty we wouldn't have found, let alone got on board the calibre of candidate we did.

  • During my time working with Chris I found him to be someone who was not just keen to make a placement but someone who genuinely cared about getting the right candidate and company fit. He took the time to find out about the company, what it was like to work here, the type of people that fit and then found the perfect candidates.

  • For me, Chris' approach to recruitment has stood out from the rest. He maintains a personal contact and genuinely gets under the skin of the roles to provide the best match. He has given me honest and balanced advice, even when it doesn't necessarily help his cause and has a great range of contacts. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as somebody who understands the industry and is prepared to put the effort in.