Chantal Clavier


Office Location: London

Phone: +44 20 70754000

Chantal Clavier is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and is the sector leader for the Real Estate Practice for Europe and Africa within the firm’s Financial Services Practice. As a real estate specialist, Chantal has a deep knowledge of the market, its trends and cycles. She has been instrumental in placing key senior executives at board and executive committee levels throughout her 16 years in executive search.

Chantal has operated across the whole sector throughout EMEA. She had done searches for property companies (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 and 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 “bricks and mortar” real estate (The Built Environment/real assets).  This broad perspective has enabled Chantal to provide a more holistic approach to search, advising clients with creative and innovative solutions and helping to drive change through talent.

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Chantal played a significant role in re-establishing and growing the real estate practice in the UK/ Europe for another leading search 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.

She previously 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 and a Committee Member for Real Estate Balance in the UK.


Chantal holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and corporate law from Leeds University.

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