Chantal Clavier


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Chantal Clavier is a principal and the sector leader of real estate in EMEA, leading and coordinating the practice from the Heidrick & Struggles’ London office.

As a real estate specialist, she has a deep knowledge of the market, its trends, and cycles. Chantal has been instrumental in placing key senior executives at board and executive committee levels globally, with a predominant focus on Europe, throughout her 17 years in executive search.

Chantal has operated across the whole sector undertaking searches for property companies (both public and private including landed estates and public sector), investment banks, funds/investment managers (including private equity, sovereign wealth funds, pension plans), family offices, corporate owner/occupiers, operating platforms (in particular, retail, consumer, industrial and alternatives) and professional service providers.

This breadth of experience has created a unique track record across both real estate finance and “brick and mortar” real estate (The Built Environment/Real Assets), and has enabled Chantal to provide a more holistic approach to search, advising her clients with creative and innovative solutions and helping to drive change through talent.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Chantal re-established and grew the real estate practice in the UK/Europe for another leading firm, working for a multitude of clients who invested, developed and asset managed property globally, regionally and locally. She has delivered searches across all functional areas (including development, investment, asset management, operations and C-suite). Prior to this, she worked for a specialist boutique in Real Estate with her earlier career having been spent with cable & wireless in Sydney, covering Corporate Real Estate Australasia.

Chantal is an active member of the British Property Federation, Urban Land Institute globally and a Committee Member for Real Estate Balance in the UK.


She holds a bachelor of arts degree in business management and corporate law from Leeds University.

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