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Recruiting Leader RETS Associates Announces Entrance Into Residential Real Estate Category

By January 31, 2018Press Releases

Commercial real estate recruiter expands its services in the ecosystem it already serves

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RETS Associates, a leading national real estate recruiting firm, today announced its much-anticipated entrance into the residential real estate sector. Having served the commercial real estate industry’s recruiting needs since 2002, RETS’ expansion into residential is a strategic move that will further cement the company’s presence in the real estate industry. RETS will be able to serve even more companies, offering them a wider roster of top-of-the-line executives and key personnel.

This entrance is heralded by the hiring of John Colelli, a seasoned industry professional who will serve as a director and key driver in the placement of residential real estate positions, ranging from mid- and senior-level management to division presidents. Prior to joining RETS, John served as an executive recruiter for a regional executive search firm, where he focused on residential real estate. Previous positions also include production roles for mortgage firms.

“John brings a deep fluency in the residential real estate space,” said Kent Elliott, principal at RETS Associates. “Our commitment to ensuring our recruiters bring an intimate knowledge of the industries we serve continues to be a true differentiator for RETS in the market, enabling us to place the best-quality talent custom-fit for the unique needs of our clients.”

RETS’ recruiting process is very strategic, beginning with ongoing research and market analysis from its proprietary annual surveys that cover key topics: Hiring Motivators, Compensation Trends, Women in the Industry, Relocation Trends, Millennial Demo Insights and Baby Boomer Demo Insights. This is followed by a face-to-face interview with the client, during which RETS determines a company’s specific needs. RETS then reviews suitable talent in its 45,000+ nationwide database of real estate professionals of all levels and skill sets, completing in-depth interviews with potential candidates. Once the ideal candidate is hired, RETS continues to provide client support, developing a retention strategy to protect a client’s talent investment.

“At RETS, we strive to be more than just recruiters – we are client advocates first and foremost, and we don’t settle until we find the right position or candidate that sets all parties up for success. We intend to take that same approach in our residential real estate work,” said Jana Turner, principal at RETS Associates.

About RETS Associates:
Founded in 2002, RETS Associates is a premier executive search firm specializing in the recruitment, staffing and placement of interim, permanent and executive positions in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as land development. RETS Associates’ clients include REITs, developers, investors, pension fund advisors, operating companies and real estate services firms doing business in property management, development, construction, investments and financial analysis.  For more information on RETS Associates, please visit