Human Capital advisory firm specializing in the real assets sector.

Our disciplines in human capital include – Executive and Board Search, Compensation Consulting, Leadership Consulting, and Management Consulting.  The Survey and Design team supports these functions.
We partner with C-Suite leaders and Boards in privately held, commercial real estate firms to provide solutions necessary to attract and retain top talent.


The Insights & Survey Team captures market data that is critical to the success of Ferguson’s management consulting, compensation consulting and executive search groups:
  • We conduct 20-30 surveys annually
  • We focus on the real estate and related financial services industries
  • Our team directly partners with leading trade associations


Diversity & Inclusion
Client focused
Intellectual Curiosity & Problem Solving
Self-Motivation, Flexibility & Adaptability

Job Description

Client Deliverable





Real estate firms Ferguson advises per year, ranging from $100 million to $100 billion of assets under management


Global Locations

The Team

Lindsay Wilhusen - HIRING EXECUTIVE

Lindsay Wilhusen - HIRING EXECUTIVE

Director, Survey & Insights Practice

Lucy Bertsch

Lucy Bertsch

Director, Compensation Consulting

Jeremy Banoff

Jeremy Banoff

Vice Chairman, Compensation Consulting


What's In It For Me?

A career at Ferguson will strongly develop skills related to problem solving and strategic thinking. These skills will pave the way for future success both within, and outside, the company. The teams work directly with C-Suite executives and Board Members of large-scale real assets companies – Ferguson’s work directly impacts success of organizations.

Why Ferguson vs. Another Consultancy?

Ferguson offers stretch opportunities for those ready to take the next step – the teams are not bound by titles or years-in-grade.

Most other professional services firms tout “meritocracy,” yet they pay and promote individuals on roughly the same basis as their peers.  At Ferguson, long-term retention is high, in large part due to the commitment of hiring and developing top performers. The firm genuinely wants each employee to succeed and is committed to ensuring pay and promotions are truly merit-based.

What Is The Standard Career Path?

While there are defined levels, there is not a standard career path at Ferguson. We want the right indivdiuals in the right roles. There are no walls and no ceilings, meaning that we are not focused on telling employees what they can’t do, and more focused on ensuring clients receive the best counsel.


Because rigid rules about hierarchies and progression don’t exist, there is a lot of opportunity to grow quickly, take on additional responsibility, and progress through the organization.

What Is Ferguson's Brand Recognition?

The consulting practice is highly recognized by the top real estate companies, both within privately held corporations and publicly-traded REITs.  Our reputation gives us direct access to the top executives and board members within our area of specialization. Given the quality and breadth of our services, we continue to serve as a trusted advisor to our clients in up markets and down markets. Accordingly, our business does not take a material hit during economic downturns – instead the nature of the projects change.

Is Focus on Industry or Functional skills?

At Ferguson, we pride ourselves as being the firm of choice for Human Capital Solutions within the real assets space. While we primarily focus on providing services to select real asset sectors, our skills and capabilities can be applied to most industries. We are focused on hiring those individuals who are committed to being exceptional advisors and contributors.

Interview Process


Discuss opportunity with Olympia


Forward resume and salary target 


Olympia Video Screen


Details presented to client


Client Initial Screen and Hogan


Interviews & Case

What you can expect from Oympia:

  1. Directness – We will provide candid feedback on your background, skills, and alignment of objectives against the opportunity.
  2. Professionalism – We will keep to any commitments we make to you. Let’s hold each other to the highest standard of professionalism.
  3. Honesty – We will tell you if you are not a fit and we will share whatever information we can regarding your candidacy. 


Dan Gathof dgathof@olympiasolutionsinc.com

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60606
c: 312.479.7414

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Let’s explore if this role fits your career goals.