Dedicated to supporting talented people fulfil their career ambition by connecting them to businesses we are proud to partner with across the real estate and placemaking sectors.

From a determined start-up recruitment company in 2009, we have shaped an established, quality orientated people and place focussed recruitment business.

Based in the UK, with a huge network that extends across Europe, we are recognised, trusted specialists within the real estate and placemaking recruitment sectors. Representing an array of investors, funders, developers and operators active across our sectors, we work in markets responsible for shaping the built environment in which we all live, work, interact and play.

Typical roles in our real estate activity would include Investment Manager, Fund Manager, Asset Manager, Transactions, Analyst, Development Manager, Leasing. Within placemaking we fulfil mandates for Centre Director, Centre Manager, Estate Manager, Building Manager, Operations Manager, Commercialisation, Marketing Manager, Customer Experience Manager.

Results matter, however experience is crucial. Thats why we are committed to providing service excellence at every step of the recruitment process for both our clients and candidates. We can be trusted to deliver on our promises.

Our commitment to you

We pride ourselves on supporting both our candidates and clients with exceptional market knowledge. Our commitment can be seen in the positive feedback we receive from the partnerships we have forged over the years.

The positive feedback and customer satisfaction our clients and candidates report stems from our values. These form the foundation of how we do business, and we hope they shine through in your dealings with us from the first point of contact to day one of a new placement and beyond.

Careers with Foundation Recruitment

We are always keen to hear from passionate, motivated individuals either looking to start their career in recruitment or those with an interest in the real estate and placemaking sectors. You would be supported through your role with plenty of opportunities for training and development. In 2021 we promoted 71% of our team internally. We have also been awarded the Investors in People Gold Accreditation three times. Find out more about career opportunities with Foundation.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Foundation Recruitment

We’re as ambitious as you are when it comes to your business or career. Alongside this, we place a strong emphasis on embracing diversity and inclusivity. Treating people as individuals whilst placing a positive value on their differences is not just important for business growth but it creates a culture of respect and a place where creativity thrives. The real estate, facilities management and placemaking sectors have a traditionally male-dominated reputation. At Foundation Recruitment we believe we have a fantastic opportunity to counter this and work with you to deliver a talented, equal and diverse future workforce.

We readily invest in ED&I training. We are active members of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) and in 2021 were awarded the Silver Standard Talent Inclusion and Diversity Evaluation (TIDE) Mark, ranking #1 in the recruitment sector for Europe and the UK. Learn more about our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The standards we maintain for ourselves of operating openly and ethically goes beyond how we work with our clients, candidates and colleagues. Giving back to local communities and worthwhile causes speaks to our values and gives our business a further sense of purpose. Find out more about Foundation’s Corporate Social Responsibility.


We challenge limits, in pursuit of excellence

We are who we say we are; we do what we say we will

We thrive working in partnership, pursuing a shared objective

We are energised by our work. Challenge drives us forward