As a leading executive recruiter focused on the real estate industry, Mickey Penzer has the exact combination of hard and soft skills to match her clients with the right talent. She customizes her services for every client and acts as an advisor to them beyond any one search to help them build their companies for success. As part of working with Mickey and her team, clients get big firm resources with boutique-style service—and the benefit of nearly a thousand candidates a year with whom she interacts. Mickey specializes in recruiting for real estate finance positions, such as analysts, acquisition professionals, asset managers, investor relations & fundraising as well as legal positions such as in-house counsel and general counsel. She leans on her team members to help her fill other positions in management, operations, administrative support, technology and more. Featured in Bisnow as a leader in her field who “Weaves Her Networking Web, Pandemic or Not,” Mickey’s dedication to her clients is a constant they have come to rely on—and she delivers every single time.
Mickey is an associate director on the real estate team at The Bachrach Group (TBG). Named by Forbes as one of the top search firms in the country. Based out of New York City, TBG has been offering staffing and recruiting services for over 40 years to every industry. The company specializes in helping organizations of all sizes tailor staffing solutions “from mailroom up to CEO.” With additional locations in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, the company credits its continued success to excellent customer service and the in-depth knowledge of its recruiters. Recognized by the industry as a thought leader, Mickey co-hosts the TBG Real Estate Podcast with Chris Papa, the division’s senior vice president. With approximately 1,500 daily subscribers, with an 70% increase in just the last year, the podcast is the most popular page on the TBG Real Estate Website, but the recently implemented “Impact Series” is the one that Mickey is most passionate about.
Her business acumen stems from her strong academic background combined with many years as a successful professional. Mickey earned her bachelor's and master's in accounting from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and her Juris Doctorate from Fordham School of Law. She grew up working in a family real estate business surrounded by entrepreneurs and helped her mother run her not-for-profit for four years after law school. Running these businesses taught her how crucial human capital is to building a successful organization. Growing up in the industry gives her that extra edge: she has literally been working and networking in the industry since she was a kid in her mini hard hat.
Mickey’s vast rolodex of contacts contributes to her success as a recruiter as both real estate and recruiting are relationship businesses. She is known for saying, “You will be dealing with your partners for long periods of time, sometimes generations. It is important to know who you are getting into business with.” Her clients often say, “Mickey has a reputation for trust and customer service.” Helping clients figure out what they want in an employee and placing well-deserving candidates in great positions fulfills her.
Like many in real estate, Mickey is very active in charities, such as AIPAC, UJA, and YJP, just to name a few. Not one to sit on the sidelines, she maximizes her impact by joining charitable boards and committees. She loves seeing her real estate peers at these events and finds that she can develop a stronger relationship with them because they share a common passion for helping others. As a result of her efforts, Mickey was honored as one of the 35 Under 35 Young Jewish Professionals (YJP) at YJP’s 2019 Chanukah Gala.
When she is not working or leading a charity, Mickey attends conferences throughout the country with her beloved dog and sales assistant, Ghenghis Cohen. As a successful business professional in real estate recruiting, Mickey has the patience, persistence, self-awareness, and expertise to stand out and rise above her competitors. By placing the right people in key positions, Mickey sets her clients up for success.
Mickey Penzer Esq.
Associate Director, Real Estate Division, In-House Legal & CRE Tech
The Bachrach Group, Ltd.
1430 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, New York 10018
Instagram: @mickey_penzer and @tbg.realestate