We offer a compelling alternative to the Bain/McKinsey/BCG model of (a) living out of hotels, (b) focusing on a single client for months at a time, and (c) having responsibility for only one small facet of a project, rather than involvement from top to bottom. We also offer accelerated stretch opportunities for those ready to take the next step - we are not bound by titles or years-in-grade.
There is not a standard career path at Ferguson. We want the right consultant advising the client, and a lack of an overly “corporate” structure allows for flexibility. There are no walls and no ceilings, meaning we’re not focused on telling consultants what they can’t do and more focused on ensuring clients receive the best counsel.
Because we don’t have rigid rules about hierarchies and progression, there is a lot of opportunity to grow quickly, take on additional responsibility, and progress through the organization. We are a true meritocracy.
There are many internal (and external) paths that exist for employees. Austin Morris and Erin Green each joined FP 8+ years ago and are now leading the compensation and consulting practice areas - proof that career paths are based on meritocracy. Individuals can explore transitioning into other disciplines within the firm or develop business cases for starting new solution areas. A career at Ferguson will strongly develop skills related to executive relationship building, problem solving, and strategic thinking. These skills will pave the way for future success both within, and outside, the company.
As a quick external example, the prior two leaders of the consulting business both left to join different clients at the C-suite level – the most recent of which was just named the Global COO for LaSalle Investment Management (Over $70B in assets under management).
Our advisory business is highly recognized by the top companies in the real assets space. During economic downturns, our business does not take a material hit – instead the nature of our projects change. Given the quality and breadth of our services, there is demand for us both in up markets and down markets. Our reputation gives our team direct access to the top executives and board members within our area of specialization
Over the past 10 years real estate has become an increasingly institutional asset class. Institutional investors continue to increase their exposure to real estate and now look at real estate as a standalone asset class alongside equities and fixed income in their portfolios. The industry as a whole is maturing and growing quickly and there is a massive quantum of capital seeking additional real estate exposure - in short, real estate is changing rapidly, there is lots of opportunity, and the industry is not stagnant like some of the more traditional investment sectors .
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1.) Discuss opportunity with Olympia (30-45 minute call) 2). Forward resume and salary requirements to Olympia 3). Olympia Video Screen 4). Details presented to FP 5). FP Video Screen 6). Initial Visit & Caliper Assessment 7). FP Case Study & Interviews 8). FP Final Interview