The Team


Stephen Brandsma


Divisional Director - Infrastructure, Construction & Property Practice


With more than 15 years of experience in Built Environment recruitment, Stephen has an impressive track record in advising both domestic and international clients on senior-level talent acquisition within the Real Estate, Development and Construction sectors. He started his career in London in 2004, acting on behalf of leading construction and development groups, before leaving the big smoke for the beating heart of the Midlands in 2010. Stephen specialises in senior strategic hires for recognised UK organisations looking to build, acquire or manage properties within their own estate. As a result, Stephen works across a broad range of sectors placing senior-level strategic real estate professionals.

Stephen is passionate about contributing to the local community, and he will do all he can to raise funds and awareness for great causes. To this end, Stephen is a member of the regional board for LandAid: the UK’s Property Industry Charity. Stephen has organised teams to take part in several LandAid events, including the Birmingham SleepOut and the St Mowden 10k charity run. During the SleepOut, Stephen even made his TV debut on ITV News! Though Stephen has no further plans to appear on television, he remains committed to supporting efforts in the fight against homelessness, mental health and addiction.

Outside of work and social causes, Stephen can be found either in the gym, walking the family cockerpoo, or scaling a mountain somewhere. If you’re about to undertake a charity hike or climb and are a member short, Stephen is your guy! He’s climbed Kilimanjaro, completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and the Welsh 3000s.

Placement Track Record

Property Director – Retail

Head of Property – Hospitality

Head of Estates – Hospitality

Acquisitions Director – Leisure

Development Director – Residential