Sheffield Haworth Strengthens Global Real Estate Practice

 Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need still remains for executive talent in the field. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who have been through the last downturn but who now have a vision for better times ahead.

To help meet that need, London-headquartered executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of Emily Von Kohorn as a managing director in the firm’s global real estate practice. Based in New York, she brings a venerable background in real estate asset management, development, capital raising and investor relations.

Serving a Growing Sector

“Our expertise in real estate and real assets is an essential component of the support we can bring to our clients,” said Julian Bell, head of Sheffield Haworth USA. “We are committed to providing a first-class service in this space globally.”

Jennifer Novack, managing director and head of the firm’s global real estate practice, said the hire looks like an ideal fit. “We are delighted to have Emily joining us, as we believe her industry experience will complement our current capabilities, within both the real estate practice and the broader firm,” she said.

Ms. Von Kohorn, who has worked in New York and Turkey, previously advised real estate companies on raising capital and asset management. Prior to founding her own business, she held roles at Tishman Speyer and Fir Tree Partners. Her experience spans North America, South America and Europe. Ms. Von Kohorn graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in history and literature and Columbia Graduate School of Business with an MBA in real estate and finance.

Sheffield Haworth’s real estate practice is built around the team’s expertise in the sector. Every consultant brings at least 10 years’ experience in real estate, spanning executive search as well as industry roles in asset management, development, capital raising and investor relations. The team’s track record includes private and public clients. Its customers include real estate private equity firms, debt funds, REITs, owner-operators, developers, investment managers, sovereign wealth funds, corporate real estate teams and investment banks.