Trusted Partners

What we do

Poline Search Partners discovers talent, develops teams and delivers results. Our clients trust us to bring only the most capable candidates, whatever the position. With a wealth of industry insight, a deep pool of relationships, and a track record of success that spans over 40 years, Poline Search Partners is the commercial real estate industry’s recruiting partner of choice.

Why we’re good


Odds are the talent you need is not actively looking for a new job. Poline Search Partners reaches off-market candidates to find the perfect fit. We are also well-positioned to locate diverse commercial real estate talent through our partnership with Project REAP, an organization that has created one of the most successful diversity initiatives in the industry.


Every search receives our full attention, which translates into prompt communication, timely results and dependable submission of only qualified and appropriate candidates. Our personalized approach maximizes your time and resources and streamlines the hiring process.


We are a candidate’s first impression of your company—a responsibility we take seriously. We function as an extension of your team and act as your partner to bridge the gap.


We maintain a database of nearly 70,000 industry professionals. The quantity and quality of our network help us efficiently find that right candidate for your specific needs.

How we do it better

At Poline Search Partners, we succeed because we listen and we put forth the effort to understand both our clients and our candidates, all while proceeding with the utmost discretion. While your team works to fulfill today’s mission, we work just as hard to ensure you have the right talent to keep fulfilling it for years to come.

  • We bridge a company’s…
  • Mission
  • Culture
  • Role-specific requirements
  • Critical success factors
  • With candidates…
  • Career objectives
  • Motivation
  • Qualifications
  • Record of achievement

How we partner

Our experience has shown that there is no single best approach that works for all talent-seeking companies. We operate under several recruiting partnership models to meet each client’s timeline and priorities. Our goal is to forge long-term partnerships with our clients by intimately understanding their needs and delivering value to their firm.

Modified Retainer

Designed for the highest priority searches, this model offers a win-win partnership for both parties. In return for an upfront retainer, we offer our clients the highest level of service to ensure the position is filled quickly.

Exclusive Contingency

Under this model, clients pay only for a successful placement. In exchange for an agreement that we will be the only search firm engaged for a specified period of time, we prioritize these searches above non-exclusive ones.

Non-Exclusive Contingency

From time to time, we are willing to work on placements alongside other search firms on a non-exclusive basis. Although we make every effort to fill all positions, we necessarily prioritize other searches above those performed under a non-exclusive contingency arrangement.

Connect with us to initiate a partnership.