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About Us

Poline Associates is an international executive search firm specializing in the shopping center industry. We serve property owners, developers, retailers and service providers who are seeking remarkable talent and work to align them with candidates who are eager for new growth opportunities.  Since 1979, our team has been connecting companies and candidates with a commitment to integrity and client satisfaction—making us the industry’s most trusted leader in recruitment.



We seek to equip both companies and candidates with the knowledge they need to be the very best they can be. Check our blog regularly for the latest insights into the recruiting process.

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What we do

Poline Associates is an executive search firm specializing in the shopping center industry. Owners, developers, and retailers trust us to match them with remarkable talent that can help them grow. We facilitate every step of the placement process, bringing over 90 years of combined shopping center experience to bear on behalf of companies and candidates alike.

Why we are the best

Our specialized approach is the foundation of our recruitment success. By focusing on retail real estate, we understand the specific needs of companies and the unique capabilities of candidates. Our time-honed process adds value for clients by minimizing the time, cost, and risk involved in hiring. We do this by seeking out the most qualified candidates—even the ones not currently looking for a job—and matching their profiles with the critical success factors companies need.

Who we know

Poline Associates has been building relationships in the global shopping center industry since 1979. Center owners and developers are among the core clients who regularly use our services, and we also work extensively with retailers (both national and regional), general contractors, law firms, and architecture and design groups. In addition, we stay in close contact with tens of thousands of candidates who know us for our long track record of integrity and client satisfaction.

Our team

Our seasoned, specialized team is wholly committed to client satisfaction.

David Poline
Rich Poline
Bob Poline
Terri Kevehazi

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What we do
Poline Associates aligns the world’s leading shopping center owners, developers, and retailers with remarkable talent. Our clients trust us to bring them only the most capable candidates, whatever the position. With a wealth of industry insight, a deep pool of relationships, and a track record of success that spans over 35 years, Poline Associates is the shopping center industry’s recruiting partner of choice.

Why we’re good

There is a good chance the talent you need is not actively looking for a new job. Poline Associates reaches off-market candidates to find the perfect fit.

We are a candidate’s first impression of your company—a responsibility we take seriously. We function as an extension of your team and act as your partner to bridge the gap.

Our focus on the shopping center industry gives us an intuitive understanding of which candidates are likely to succeed in your unique role. As specialists, we execute your search quickly and efficiently.

Poline Associates maintains a database of nearly 60,000 shopping center professionals. The quantity and quality of our network help us find that right candidate for your specific needs.

How we do it better
At Poline Associates, we succeed because we put forth the effort to understand both our clients and our candidates, all while proceeding with the utmost discretion. While your team works to fulfill today’s mission, we work just as hard to ensure you have the right talent to keep fulfilling it for years to come.

We bridge a company’s…
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Critical success factors

With candidates’…
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