IRVINE, CA (December 2, 2020) – Sun-Sun de Swaan joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Managing Director to help drive the firm’s real estate practice. Sun-Sun’s extensive knowledge and experience in this space, paired with McDermott + Bull’s robust resources and capabilities, will play a critical role in addressing the dynamic, multi-faceted leadership needs of the agile industry. Based in New York, NY, bringing a vast network within the region, she will play a crucial role in expanding the firm’s presence on the East coast.

“As we continue to expand throughout North America, we are excited to grow our presence in the New York market,” said Rod McDermott, CEO + Co-Founder of McDermott + Bull. “Sun-Sun’s success and achievements leading a real estate practice and finding and securing top-talent for industry-leading companies will greatly benefit the clients she serves at the firm.”

Sun-Sun brings nearly 20 years of real estate experience and has worked with clients across the sector, including firms involved with investment, development, financing, and property management. She has acquired experience in a variety of functions across the industry, which has shaped her expertise and understanding of all of the sector’s facets and nuances.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to further develop McDermott + Bull’s real estate practice, especially as we broaden our presence in the New York region,” said Sun-Sun de Swaan. “I look forward to implementing the firm’s Lean Six Sigma practices and other efficiencies to provide a seamless experience for my clients. I’m extremely grateful to join such a tight-knit community that is focused on and committed to serving others, first and foremost.”

Sun-Sun has nearly a decade of experience leading real estate practices in executive search. Previously, she served as the Director of Acquisitions for Highgate, a leading real estate and management company. Prior to Highgate, she acquired principal-side investment and asset management experience during her tenures with Hersha Hospitality Trust and Denihan Hospitality Group. At the start of her career, she worked as a Senior Consultant providing transaction advisory services to lenders and investors at Ernst + Young’s Real Estate group and PKF Consulting. Sun-Sun received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from University of California, Berkeley and her MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.


About McDermott + Bull

McDermott + Bull is leading the way in transforming executive search services worldwide, one relationship at a time. With experienced principals in the United States, Canada and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms and their operating companies. Known for being thorough and balancing the need for urgency, McDermott + Bull provides personalized solutions to those who value contribution over pedigree. Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking and proven time-saving methodologies, the company challenges the norm and thrives in the recruitment of difficult-to-find, culture critical VP to C-Suite executive talent.

The firm has served a range of domestic and global mobility clients, including MNX Global Logistics, AAA, Panasonic Corporation, United Pacific Industries, Hyundai Capital America, Denso, Mitsubishi Motors, Delta Electronics, and SAIC Motor.

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders is a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation.

The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. We specialize in placing operations, finance and accounting, technology, human resources and executive-level functions.



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