Richard Birgel is the founder and president of Real Estate Executive Search, Inc. an executive recruiting and staffing firm dedicated to fulfilling the hiring needs of companies that own, manage, and develop commercial real estate -- apartment buildings, offices, retail centers and hotels throughout the US. Real Estate Executive Search places candidates in a wide range of roles including property operations, asset management, development, construction management, accounting, finance, marketing, and facilities management and maintenance.
Richard leads his company with the idea of building and maintaining long-term professional relationships. Many of his clients and candidates have worked with him for 10 years or more across their careers as he helps place them in new roles and build new teams.
When he founded Real Estate Executive Search in 2001, Richard brought a broad expertise to his new company as well as the insights from being an entrepreneur. He has dedicated nearly his entire 22-year career as an executive recruiter to serving the specific staffing needs of the multifamily and commercial real estate industries. His prior roles included work as a recruiter for an accounting and finance firm and for Liberty Executive Search in Houston. Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He has always been an advocate of giving back to the community through charitable works. For the past 10 years, he has served as a volunteer and chairman of the board for El Centro Hispano, an organization that offers after-school tutoring to immigrant children in grades one through five.
President and Executive Recruiter
Real Estate Executive Search, Inc.