DVA Executive Search
DVA Executive Search is an executive search and human resources consulting firm, specializing in the fields of real estate and construction. Our sector-specific and functional expertise with leaders and HR managers ensure a thorough knowledge of businesses, organizations and major players across the market. We are fully committed to the success of our assignments, we devote our savoir-faire to advise and connect high caliber professionals who are willing to partner up and succeed together.
Our sector-specific expertise
We provide first-class services to help our clients identify and recruit the key leaders of tomorrow, but our offering goes far beyond traditional executive search. For the past 25 years, we have leveraged on our deep knowledge of real estate and construction markets, on our substantial and diversified network in France and globally, to structure highly bespoke solutions for our customers. We also provide expertise in auditing and building human organisations, identifying and involving key stakeholders in the context of M&A operations, as well as salary benchmarking and talent management with the support of our French partner "Valeurs & Developpement". Finally, we provide Consulting for Digital Real Estate activities (CDRE) and help our clients grow their digital business by recruiting the best talent everywhere in France and abroad with our global partners - PMCI (Germany, Eastern Europe), Holtby Turner (UK) as well as our network in Spain and Italy.
Laurent Derote has worked in the real estate and construction industries since the very beginning of his career. Widely recognized as an expert, manager and referent in HR consulting and executive search, he is fully committed to his clients and DVA team.
Sophie Vatte-Refes has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, HR support and recruitment of executives and leaders in the real estate and construction industries. She is widely recognized as an expert in retail and commercial real estate development in France and abroad. Sophie is fluent in Spanish.
Caroline Schütz Ferreira has more than 20 years of experience in Executive Search and is an expert in the real estate and construction industries. She is DVA's key relationship manager for our international partners and stakeholders. Caroline is fluent in English and German.
Pascale Ben Baruch
Pascale Ben Baruch
With more than 20 years of experience and a deep knowledge of the real estate and construction markets, Pascale is a key asset for our clients. Pascale holds a DEA in Labour Economics and Social Policy.
Her leitmotivs: client centricity, result-oriented performance.
Christophe Blas is a partner consultant and has been working in recruitment since 2000 for end-users, investors, developers, consulting firms and major players of the construction sector. Christophe has developed a strong generalist profile and master a broad range of functions and aspects of the real estate market. Christophe speaks English and Italian.
Caroline Merkin has more than 10 years of experience in direct approach within real estate and construction markets. She holds a Maîtrise in private law and an MBA in Human Resources Audit and Management.
Her leitmotivs: attention to both clients' and candidates' needs, perseverance and a sharp sense of human contact.
Matthieu Fradon has more than 15 years of experience as a management and personal assistant. He holds a degree in business administration.
His leitmotivs: excellence in business management to provide professionals, clients and DVA team with the highest standards of services.
News & Announcements
- Acteurs de référence en conseil et « chasse de têtes » dans l’immobilier et la construction, Laurent Derote et Sophie Vatté-Refes, respectivement président et CEO de DVA Executive Search, expliquent à Décideurs comment ils s’adaptent à cette crise et partagent leur analyse sur ses implications à court et moyen termes.Par Laurent Derote, Sophie Vatté-Refes21/04/2020Décideurs
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