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Real Estate

The real estate finance industry supports the acquisition and development of commercial spaces from office buildings to industrial properties to multifamily complexes. Organizations competing in this volatile sector must navigate economic, financial and demographic trends across local, national, and global markets. We support this dynamic industry through distinct solutions for Commercial Real Estate and Multifamily Finance, Real Estate Investment Management and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Global Scale with Deep Expertise

We provide services to United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America markets through regional teams with local expertise, while leveraging global trends across the commercial real estate industries. Our consultants provide clients with expertise in commercial real estate investing, including acquisitions, asset management, and servicing, and commercial real estate lending and finance, including affordable housing, multifamily, and CMBS.


110+
Top Real Estate Investment and REITs Businesses


120+
Top Commercial Real Estate Finance Businesses


600+
Commercial Real Estate Roles Collected


18,000+
Incumbents with Reported Results

We partner with real estate firms to set compensation and human capital strategies. Our teams provide three distinct survey products for commercial real estate finance firms, real estate investment management firms, and real estate investment trusts. Our surveys provide a view into a variety of organizational types including global, national, and regional banks, asset management firms, insurance companies, REIT’s, and independent real estate firms.

Commercial Real Estate Finance Compensation Solutions

We run an annual compensation survey providing key data on professionals across the major functions and areas within the U.S. commercial real estate finance industry recommended by the Mortgage Banking Associate (MBA).

This survey covers the commercial real estate finance business, encompassing real estate investment banking, loan origination and structuring, DUS / program plus lending, CMBS securitization, loan operations, loan underwriting, loan servicing, and related functions. We collect data on a granular incumbent level basis on 500 positions across all lines of business and functional areas, with key compensation elements and scoping factors.

To learn more about our U.S. partnership with the MBA and solutions offered to commercial real estate finance firms, click here.

Real Estate Investment Management Compensation Solutions

Our team works with over 50 firms in the U.S. and London through our Real Estate Investment Management Compensation Survey. This survey covers roles associated with real estate investment management and includes comprehensive coverage of private markets, real estate private equity, and publicly traded real estate securities with the associated top management, sales/distribution and support positions. The survey includes distinctions for various investing strategies including core / core-plus, value-added, and opportunistic. 

Real Estate Investment Trust Compensation Solutions

Our team works with U.S. based organizations through our Real Estate Investment Trust Compensation Survey. This survey covers roles typically found in real estate investment trusts and includes comprehensive coverage of real estate acquisitions, asset management, property management, property development, leasing, and construction management.

Moving Beyond Pay: Market Intelligence and Insights

Beyond compensation surveys, McLagan offers a broad range of Market Practice Studies throughout the year. These studies provide clients with the deep industry knowledge and insights needed to maintain competitive position, drive organizational change, execute long-term business strategies and drive results.  Some of our Market Practice Studies specific to  the real estate instry include:

  • Benefits
  • Carried Interest
  • Investor Relations / Sales

To learn more about McLagan Market Practice Studies, click here.

Survey Pricing, Access, and Support

Members of the Mortgage Bankers Association receive a discount of US$500 off the Commercial & Multifamily Real Estate Finance survey. Other surveys are priced based on size of firm, geographic firm, and number of incumbents matched within the survey.

Survey purchases include 24/7 access to the McLagan Online client portal. This puts survey results and insights in reach at all times.

All survey clients are assigned a dedicated Relationship Manager to provide benchmarking support during the survey input, position and employee level analysis, and access to webinars and roundtables where clients receive the latest in hot topics in the market and networking opportunities with industry peers. We provide a variety of rewards and compensation advisory solutions to assist clients with their compensation, performance, and talent strategies.