Why Use Retained Search?

A retained search means you are retaining us as your recruitment partner to ensure you have the best possible outcome for your hiring needs. This process is bespoke to your requirements, and utilizes a thorough, research-driven, proactive approach. We work as your exclusive partner to represent your brand in the market, or, in many cases, to ensure the confidentiality of your situation.

You’ll benefit from an experienced search team, but that’s not all. You’ll also be utilizing construction and real estate experts with deep knowledge and networks within the sector, and a reputation that ensures hard-to-attract candidates will respond. This specialization really sets us apart from other retained search firms. 

Retained Search Process

Here is a sample of the steps involved in a retained search process with Taylor Ryan. As a premium recruitment partner, you can expect diligent work, and great communication.


Discovery Meeting

The discovery meeting ensures that we have a thorough understanding of your business operations and culture. We delve into the role and candidate background, providing feedback as needed, as we form a search strategy.



We conduct research across the required market and specialization, ensuring we map all possible qualified candidates.



We reach out to candidates proactively through a variety of channels to present your unique opportunity. Acting as a brand ambassador, we attract the best available talent for your position.



We work through an in depth interview process to ensure they are a strong fit technically, and culturally, as well as assessing their willingness to move careers.



We keep you updated on progress throughout the entire search process. This culminates in a shortlist presentation. Following the shortlist, we manage candidates through your interview process.



Once you complete the interviews, we guide you through the offer process, managing both candidate and client needs. Once a successful placement is made, you can expect to hear from us before and after the start date.

Organizations We’ve Helped with Retained Search



Bosa Properties

Allied REIT

What Our Clients Say

    We retained Gavin’s services to fill a high-profile executive position and were very pleased with the results. On a personal level, I found Gavin enjoyable to work with. He is direct and honest, with positive energy and enthusiasm. We look forward to continuing to work with Gavin and recommend him to any real estate company looking to hire key talent.


    Thank you so much for the exceptional job that you did in finding us ideal candidates for the Director of Property Management vacancies that we had in our portfolio covering diverse markets of Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal. I was very pleased with the hands-on professional service and your commitment. The strong network, pre-screening process, and follow-up evaluations were critical components to our success.


    Gavin assisted me in securing the CFO role at American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP. He was very professional from our initial meeting and throughout the process. He spent the time upfront understanding my skill set and applying it to the position’s requirements. During the recruiting process, he did an excellent job of keeping me updated and providing objective advice. I would certainly recommend his services.


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