Equinox
Retained Executive Search
San Francisco
Equinox Search is a retained executive search firm focused exclusively on the real estate industry.

  • NEW YORK
  • WASHINGTON, DC
  • LOS ANGELES
  • SAN FRANCISCO

the equinox search consultants

Barbara Beck

NEW YORK, NY - BARBARA BECK, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Barbara Beck has worked in the executive search field since 1993 and has focused exclusively on the real estate industry. She has worked across real estate sectors, functional disciplines, and geographic regions. Prior to helping establish Equinox Search, she spent more than 8 years at Equinox Partners where she was a Managing Director and a founding Partner. She spent the years from 1993 to 2001 at a boutique search firm where she was a Principal in the real estate practice. Prior to entering the executive search field Barbara worked in financial services holding senior positions at the Northern Trust Company, Bankers Trust Company and Mutual of New York (MONY).

Barbara holds a BA from Hood College, an MA in Psychology from Northwestern University and an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business. She is a member of PREA.

bbeck@equinoxsearch.com
Tel: 212-660-7455

Drucilla Richards

NEW YORK, NY - DRUCILLA RICHARDS, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Drucilla Richards brings a depth of principal real estate experience to her work as an executive search professional. During her thirty year career in the commercial real estate industry, she has held senior capital markets and investment banking positions at Trammell Crow Company, Trammell Crow Residential, Morgan Stanley, Legg Mason and GTIS Partners. She began her career as a construction lender at Citicorp Real Estate.

Dru, who recently joined Equinox Search, has seven years of experience in real estate executive search, five as the Co-Founding Partner of TCAP Associates and two as a Managing Director at Equinox Partners. She has completed assignments across all functional disciplines and asset classes for a loyal cadre of premier real estate clients.

Dru holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a BA in economics from the University of California, Irvine.

drichards@equinoxsearch.com
Tel: 212-537-5906

MARSHA PEARCY

WASHINGTON, DC - MARSHA PEARCY, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Marsha Pearcy is one of the most accomplished executive search consultants serving the real estate industry, having successfully represented clients globally across all real estate industry sectors for over 25 years. Before helping to establish Equinox Search in 2010, she worked with Equinox Partners where she was one of the original Partners. Prior to that, she spent nearly two decades at Russell Reynolds Associates, where she served the entire spectrum of real estate clients. She co-managed the firm's global real estate industry practice, and assisted in creating the firm's management assessment practice. She is fluent in Spanish, has lived in Latin America, and co-founded the Russell Reynolds Associates' Mexico City office, its first in Latin America.

Marsha holds a BA from the College of William and Mary. She is a full member of the ULI and PREA.

mpearcy@equinoxsearch.com
Tel: 202-296-7900

KATHY TURANSKY RANEK

LOS ANGELES, CA - KATHY TURANSKY RANEK, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kathy Turansky Ranek leverages her 20 plus year career in executive search as Managing Director of the Los Angeles office for Equinox Search. Her executive search career began with Russell Reynolds Associates where she spent 10 years serving Real Estate and Financial Services clients. She then joined Korn/Ferry International's mid-level recruitment subsidiary, Futurestep.com for six years, holding a variety of senior management positions including the head of the organizational assessment practice. From 2003 to 2006, Kathy had her own human capital consulting firm focused on serving clients needs in recruitment, talent retention and organizational assessment. Prior to helping establish Equinox Search in 2010, Kathy worked with Equinox Partners and was also COO of SelectLeaders.com, a division of Equinox Partners.

Kathy holds a BA in Economics from UCLA and is a member of ULI, NHMC, PREA and ICSC.

kranek@equinoxsearch.com
Tel: 818-248-9073

PETER HALL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - PETER HALL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Peter Hall brings extensive real estate industry experience and a 20-year track record in executive search to his role as Managing Director of Equinox Search. Peter is based in the firm's Western regional office in San Francisco. Acknowledged as one of the foremost real estate executive search consultants, his prior experience includes his role as Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles within the firm's Real Estate and Construction Specialty Practice. Peter's industry experience includes his role as Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for Bank of America and President of PMI Mortgage Insurance Company.

Peter received an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Georgetown University. He is a member of ULI, ICSC, NHMC, PREA, University of California Policy Advisory Board and Lambda Alpha.

phall@equinoxsearch.com
Tel: 415-433-0122

BETH A. KRUMHOLZ

BETH A. KRUMHOLZ, DIRECTOR

Beth Krumholz's clients benefit from her more than 20 years of recruiting experience across all sectors of the real estate industry. Prior to joining Equinox Partners, Beth was a Vice President at Rhodes Associates, specializing in real estate executive search, and a Vice President at Hadley Lockwood, specializing in executive search for the financial services industry. Earlier in her career, she was Vice President at NatWest Markets, responsible for the bank's global investment banking relationships; Vice President and US Representative for the London International Financial Futures Exchange; and Vice President in the Financial Futures and Options Department at Kidder Peabody. Beth holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers College.

SALLY CARLSON

SAN FRANCISCO, CA & NEW YORK, NY - SALLY CARLSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Sally Carlson brings 28 years of experience in the real estate industry as a practitioner, consultant, and executive recruiter to meet her clients' search needs. She started with Wells Fargo Bank's Real Estate Group managing the credit function before moving into institutional investment management as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche and a Portfolio Manager and Head of Institutional Marketing with CNL Institutional Advisors. She was a member of the Global Marketing and Client Service team with Jones Lang LaSalle offering investment products along the entire risk/return spectrum, both domestic and international. She has been in executive search since 2000 when she joined Heidrick & Struggles and was Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Terra Search Partners. Sally divides her time between Equinox Search's San Francisco and New York offices to better serve her clients and candidates.

Sally holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a 22-year member of PREA and a member of ULI.

scarlson@equinoxsearch.com
Tel SF: 415.433.2299
Tel NY: 917.922.6113