Lynn Cherney is a member of Spencer Stuart's Financial Services practice and leads the firm's global Real Estate Practice. An expert in the real estate sector, she has extensive senior-level executive search experience including C-suite and Board Director recruitment, CEO succession, executive assessment and top team effectiveness.

Extensive real estate and private equity search experience

  • During her career, Lynn has conducted hundreds of senior-level executive searches globally for a variety of companies, ranging from large multinationals to highly entrepreneurial firms.
  • She has successfully completed CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CMO, general counsel and Board Director assignments for, private equity firms, asset management firms, real estate owner/operators, REITs, real estate service providers, homebuilders and resort developers.
  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Lynn was a partner at a global executive search firm, where she served as a real estate practice leader in the financial services sector.

Lynn earned a Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in psychology and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is on the leadership team of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable and PREA.

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