About us

What we do

Property Placements selectively builds long-term relationships with credible, reputable and successful clients in the property industry, which includes a range of private entities, public companies and commercial organisations, including the government and quasi government sector.

We enjoy building and maintaining these close relationships with our clients, which allows us to gain a good understanding of their individual businesses and culture.

Our success is based on understanding all aspects of the brief thoroughly, knowing where to locate suitable candidates and finally, employing the right systems and processes to source them.

We see ourselves as an extension of our clients’ business, and thus we are able to articulate the value proposition of the role and organisation accurately and effectively, which includes representing our client’s brand and interest.

Our key drivers are to ensure that our clients are provided with the very best candidate in the market for a specific role and that the match for the candidate is equally beneficial.

Steve Joffe

Property Placements was founded by Steve Joffe in early 2010 and was established specifically to cater for senior appointments within the property industry. Steve had spent more than 25 years in the property industry before joining a specialist national recruitment
consultant in early 2005.

In mid 2010 Steve established his own specialised Executive Search and Recruitment consultancy focusing exclusively on the property, real estate, facilities and construction industries. He commenced his property career with the Lend Lease Group initially employed at Head Office in Sydney and then spent time with the group in New Zealand and Melbourne. During his eight years with the company, Steve undertook numerous roles within the development, construction, and head office functions. Steve subsequently spent nearly 10 years with international real estate consultants Colliers International and Knight Frank. During this period he was involved in the agency, asset management and advisory divisions of these businesses and was involved in some notable opportunities and transactions. A further five years was then spent with National Asset Management, a division of National Australia Bank, where Steve was Head of Property, and managed a substantial number of unlisted property funds on behalf of the bank and third party clients.

A stint of two years followed at Deloitte in Corporate Finance, where Steve was involved in property advisory to a number of Deloitte and other clients, both locally and internationally based. In 2005 Steve brought his extensive prior experience in the property industry to recruitment, and has since been involved in HR consulting and recruitment from graduate through to Chief Executive levels. Steve is passionate about working with the younger generation in the property industry. In pursuing this interest, Steve has taken on the role as a mentor to students completing the Property and Construction course at Melbourne University to assist in their transition into the industry. He also sat on the Property Council of Australia (PCA,Victoria) Corporate Real Estate Committee which established a Mentor program in 2012 in the industry. Steve brings to recruitment a thorough and practical understanding of the property industry across development, asset management, transaction, funds management, facility management, corporate real estate and advisory, operating at all levels across the government and non-government sectors. Steve trained as an accountant in South Africa, holds a CFA(SA) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management (MAIM).

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