We bring the best talent to you.

At Christenson Advisors, we understand that no matter how big or small the market you serve may be, building a talent advantage over your competitors has never been more important. Firms that are committed to employing the best professional talent are best positioned to thrive in these increasingly competitive market conditions and outperform rivals over the long term.

A national retained executive search practice, we have spent decades developing relationships in the real estate industry. Our senior, experienced recruiting professionals have a proven, decades long track record of successfully delivering top-tier, difference-making candidates. We customize our services to meet your needs, working on a fee structure that is based on performance, not on time. Whether you are looking to grow your company, elevate your talent and/or plan for succession, we provide lasting human capital solutions to help guide your firm down the path of success.

Industry Sectors

  • Credit
  • Developers
  • Healthcare/MOB
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banks
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Owner/Operators
  • Pension Fund
  • Private Equity
  • Private Real Estate Investors
  • Public Companies
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Seniors Housing
  • Service Organizations
Functional Expertise – Sample List:

  • Asset/Portfolio Manager
  • Board Members
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer/President
  • Controller/Treasurer/Vice President, Finance
  • Director of Sales/Marketing
  • Executive Director
  • Executive/Senior Vice President
  • Facilities Management
  • General Counsel
  • Investment/Acquisitions Analyst
  • Managing Director
  • Originations
  • Project Management, Origination and Construction
  • Vice President/Assistant Vice President

Confidential Representation of Commercial Brokers and Teams



Step One:   Client Search Assessment

We set out to completely understand not just the needs you have in a new member for your organization, but your vision, strategy, history, and culture that is at the heart of your business.

Step Two:    Candidate Profile and Action Plan Development

This is where we establish and set the course of action for the recruitment process. We take all that we learned in the search-assessment phase and create the candidate position description, confirm your timing and search parameters and present a custom-tailored research and recruitment action plan.

Step Three:   Candidate Identification and Attraction

Armed with a thorough understanding of the requirements, a compelling story and accurate job description, we draw upon our relationships and customized research capabilities to promptly identify and present best-in-class candidates, conduct in-person candidate screening interviews and coordinate client interviews and evaluations of final candidates. We keep you updated throughout the process and consult with you to reevaluate and refine the target candidate profile, search strategy, and employment terms as necessary to ensure we find the best possible candidates.

Step Four:    Due Diligence and Acquisition

We aim to secure a hire that accomplishes both client and candidate objectives. When your candidate of choice is identified, we conduct additional reference checks and collaborate with you to formulate and ultimately present employment and offer terms to ensure a successful close. Once your candidate accepts your offer, we’ll continue to work with you and the hire to facilitate a smooth transition into the role.

Jon Boba
Managing Principal
C: 630.606.3938
O: 312.214.3480

Katie Becker
Managing Principal
C: 312.802.0300
O: 312.214.3480

Amy Bauer
C: 443.784.2555
O: 312.214.3480