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Looking for Talent? We Can Help

By David Poline

Not only does Poline Search Partners connect companies and candidates with intention, but we also strive to be a reliable resource for both audiences. Below you will find a list of universities with commercial real estate programs, including certificates, undergraduate and graduate degrees. This list can be beneficial for companies looking for potential interns or recent graduates to help build and benefit their existing teams. Please note this list is not exhaustive; we focused on…

Expanding our Reach, Retaining our Commitment

By David Poline

While Poline’s new identity as Poline Search Partners includes a new name, a new office, and some new faces, one thing is sure to remain unchanged: our efficient, effective search process to place high-quality, well-suited professionals that help our clients achieve their business goals. Building upon 40 years as the shopping center industry’s leading resource for executive search and personnel advisory services, we are parlaying our expertise and knowledge into other commercial real estate sectors,…

Founder and CEO Rachel Wein of WeinPlus, offers commercial real estate strategy

CONNECTIONS: Q&A with Rachel Elias Wein, Founder & CEO, WeinPlus

By David Poline

Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career? I was recruited out of grad school to work at EY in their Advisory and Transaction Real Estate practices. It was a fantastic training ground with a global team. Name one person that has been influential in your career. It’s impossible to name just one. I’ve been fortunate to have several influential mentors and sponsors throughout my career. They’ve challenged and inspired me to reach for professional opportunities…

Poline Associates Celebrates 40 years in the CRE Recruiting Business

Connections: Q&A Rich Poline, Poline Associates, Celebrating 40 Years!

By David Poline

Beginnings How did Poline Associates get started? My brother, Bob, actually started Poline Associates in San Diego in 1979. I joined in 1984 and shifted all back-office responsibilities to Atlanta.  My son, David, joined the team in 2011 and the rest is history. Industry Are you surprised that your company is celebrating 40 years in the shopping center industry? It really is hard to believe that we are celebrating 40 years.  Honestly, I try not…

Connections: Q&A with Ron Wheeler, CEO, The Sembler Company

By David Poline

Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career?  My real estate career started many years ago at NCNB (North Carolina National Bank) where I served as a banker who focused exclusively on commercial real estate.  Name one person that has been influential in your career.  My dad, a great businessman, has been my mentor for work and for life.  He has taught me many things, but maybe the most important one is how to…

Connections: Q&A with Monetha Cobb, Managing Director, Franklin Street of Atlanta

By David Poline

Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career?  I “unofficially” started my career in the conference room of the original New Market office when I was just 13 years old.  While I was in middle school, I would come to the “big city” from my small, rural Georgia town and spend several weeks with my sister who was a lease administrator at New Market.  She would take me to work with her, and I…

Jeff & Tammy Pape

Connections:  Q&A with Jeff Pape, Managing Director – Shopping Center and Diversified Divisions, GBT Realty

By David Poline

Connections is a Q&A series with some of the shopping center industry's most notable professionals.  Jeff Pape, Managing Director of the Shopping Center and Diversified Divisions at GBT Realty is our inaugural participant.  We hope you enjoy getting to know our industry associates.    Beginnings Where did you start your real estate career?  In Rochester, NY.  After working for an engineering firm right out of college for five years followed by two years as a Project Manager at the…

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