LONDON-Korn/Ferry International, an executive search firm based in Los Angeles, has expanded its global real estate reach by hiring William Kistler. The 30-year professional, based here, was formerly president, EMEA and India for Urban Land Institute.

Anthony LoPinto, senior client and real estate practice head at Korn/Ferry, tells that the hire should show that his firm is focused on establishing the dominate global real estate practice. “We feel very good about our side of the business. The depth and breadth of the restructuring going on is so significant. You’ve got consolidations, companies gone upside-down, firms bringing in new financial teams and CEOs, etc. The range of change in the organization level is quite consequential.”

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