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RETS Associates Names Louis Dodaro as Managing Director in Newport Beach Office

By November 16, 2015Press Releases

Louis Dodaro Brings 20 Years of Recruiting Experience in Real Estate and Financial Industries


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – November 19, 2015 – RETS Associates, a leading national real estate recruiting firm, has hired Louis Dodaro as managing director in its Newport Beach office. Dodaro joins the firm with 20 years of experience placing
senior- and executive-level professionals in real estate and finance companies of all sizes across the nation.


Louis Dodaro

“Louis’ extensive experience in recruitment of senior-level positions across multiple markets will expand our existing executive search functions and capabilities,” said Kent Elliott, principal of RETS Associates.

In this role, Dodaro will conduct searches for top talent in development, private equity, finance, research and acquisitions positions. Before joining RETS, Dodaro worked as a director at Crown Advisors, where he placed executives in multiple real estate sectors. Previously, he served as a recruiter at JP Morgan Chase. Dodaro’s past placements include: chief accounting officer, senior vice president of acquisitions, senior vice president of originations and compliance manager, among others.

“We were thrilled with this addition to our team. Because of his experience on both the agency and corporate sides, Louis understands the challenges and issues facing hiring executives every day,” said Jana Turner, principal of RETS Associates.

Dodaro’s hire comes at a strategic time for RETS. This year, the company has experienced a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of retained searches, as compared to 2014.

RETS currently has offices in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Seattle, and has expanded its search activity to markets in Chicago, New York, Florida and the District of Columbia.

“We’ve seen rapid growth in the Chicago market, resulting in an increase in searches for all positions in the industry,” said Turner. “Louis’ knowledge of the area and impressive list of contacts will propel RETS in our continued expansion.”


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 real estate industry. 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