Who We Are

Real Estate Recruitment

Higher Capital Consulting (HCC) and newly launched Higher Capital Executive (HCE) are an industry leading recruitment and advisory business that works exclusively with real estate professionals. The business was born out of Chris’s passion for real estate and drive to be an integral part of the industry.

The business prides itself on being a small and highly focused organisation that serves both its clients and candidates with the absolute best in class service.

HCC wants to ensure every assignment we work gets the right person and support to deliver outstanding and successful results. This is done through building a culture where we only have consultants that are as passionate about real estate as we are and want to work closely with their clients to provide an outstanding experience for all.

We have built our company values based on the drive to be successful for clients, candidates and our employees which brings together the best solution you will find in the sector.

There is incredible depth within HCC and HCE that bring together an incredibly strong knowledge base that can advise on all aspects of the hiring process and managing your talent and executive searches.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver for all types of clients, as such our partners include funds, private equity, global investment managers, operating partners, family offices, RP’s, Plc’s and developers.




Chris spent 4 years at Balfour Beatty before joining a global recruitment agency to leverage his industry knowledge in re-establishing a London real estate desk. After 4 years, in which he was consecutive top biller and promoted to Manager, he left to pursue a new challenge, – establishing and founding Higher Capital Consulting in 2015.

For over a decade Chris has recruited exclusively for real estate investors and developers. He has extensive experience solving the recruitment challenges of some of London’s revered developers, funds, and equity firms. He’s an expert in both recruitment and real estate, offering genuine collaboration, insightful consultation and access to the best talent available.


Investment (Equity) & Asset Management

Elsa has 3 years’ experience in recruitment, working across different industries (Real Estate, Property Technology, MarTech, AdTech) and regions (Europe and North America). 

Elsa joined HCC in 2023 as a Senior Consultant in the Investment and Asset Management team, working with large and mid-cap investors as well as smaller, boutique investment managers. She partners with clients on roles from analyst to director level.

She studied Spanish and International Media and Communications at the University of Nottingham. She had the opportunity to live in Peru and Spain as part of her year abroad. Outside of work, Elsa enjoys going to yoga and spinning, and exploring London.


Managing Director – Executive Search

Hamish is the Managing Director for Higher Capital Executive, joining the business to work alongside Chris Shewry and further grow HCC’s expertise in real estate executive search. Hamish has experience in successfully completing searches in the UK, Europe and USA and represents his clients and candidates as an ambassador to bringing diversity and equality for the companies he works with. 

Hamish has executive search experience across all areas of real estate including Corporate real estate, investment, development, asset management, facilities management and construction working with firms at every stage of the asset lifecycle. 

His particular sector of expertise is within the living sector where he has worked with private housebuilders, Social housing RP’s, Build to Rent, pbsa and later living through both not for profit, private ownership, plc and private equity 

Hamish has extensive experience working across multiple countries including multiple successful multifamily searches in the US up to President level with many of the leading multifamily investors and developers and worked through high growth and mature real estate markets. 

His background and knowledge brings experience that will advise and listen closely to the people he works with to identify and secure the right person for the position. Hamish always takes the time to engage with the clients and candidates he works with to understand their needs and ensure everyone has all the information and contact they need throughout the search process. 

HCE has its own in-house researcher who has direct experience recruiting in real estate, bringing knowledge and interest that further aligns to the needs of our clients and candidate experience. 


Land & Development Management

Harry joined HCC in 2019 and specialises in recruiting Development Management roles across all asset classes and from analyst to director level. Having initially worked at one of London’s largest property recruiters he gained a strong understanding for the sector before making a move to HCC Consulting to provide a specialist and qualitative service to both clients and candidates.

Harry holds a degree in Criminology from the University of Hull. He represented the Universities 1st XV Rugby team throughout all 3 years and was the clubs’ social secretary in his 2nd year.  

In his spare time, Harry can be found playing Golf and Tennis, or spending time with friends and family, he is unofficially the office Table Tennis doubles partner of choice.


Design & Project Management


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