Executive recruitment for the UK & US housebuilding, residential development and construction sector

About Human Capital Group

Human Capital Group is built on more than 20 years executive search experience, with an exemplary track record supporting housebuilders, residential developers and main contractors.

Our clients range from small, privately-owned businesses to large PLC organisations and our core mission remains the same: securing the best talent in the industry.

Leadership Talent Acquisition System (LTAS)

Achieving targets in an increasingly challenging market can be difficult for housebuilding, developers and construction businesses of all sizes.

Human Capital Group’s LTAS uses technology and processes that will unearth the top 15% of talent the market has to offer in order to help you achieve those targets.

Specialists in Talent Acquisition 

Human Capital Group’s dedicated UK & US teams work with their clients in the housebuilding, residential development and construction markets to identify and appoint C-suite and mid- to senior-level management.

We specialise in:


C-Suite and Executive

Managing Director

Operations Director – Manager

Production / Construction Director – Manager

Commercial Director – Manager

Pre-Construction Director – Manager

Technical / Design Director – Manager

Land and Sales Director – Manager

Project Director – Project Manager



Housing Associations

Residential Developers

Private rental sector PRS & BTR

Residential Main Contractors

Land Consultancies

Trust the experiences we’ve delivered.

Explore our candidate and client testimonials to learn more about how we can help you.

Chris Penn – Managing Director at Countryside Yorkshire – Testimonial

“Countryside Yorkshire was a brand-new division, and I was their first hire. I was contacted by Gerard about the opportunity and was highly impressed from start to finish! Both Gerard’s level of knowledge about the client and industry were superb. Beyond that, he made...

Gordon Innes – Managing Director – Countryside North West – Candidate Testimonial

“Gerard provided an outstanding level of service. When he found me in Scotland for a role in the North West, safe to say I was impressed! His overall market knowledge coupled with a consultative approach reassured me throughout the hiring process. The whole Human...

Hilary Menth, Pulte, Customer Care Manager

Jamie has been a phenomenal liaison between myself and my new employer. He made the perfect match for me making sure that all of my skills, passions, and experience were properly aligned with my new position. I never knew that I could be so happy with a company and...

Mary Patterson, Vice President HR, K-Hovnanian

“We had an overhaul of Land in our Southeast markets. We needed Land Managers and 2 VPs of Land. Before reaching out to USHuman Capital we thought we'd investigated every avenue, but Gerard and the team demonstrated an uncanny knack for showing us candidates that we...

Matt Orosz CO-CEO, Hanover Family Builders/Landsea, Central Florida

“The recruitment process and methodology they have created is cutting edge, I haven’t come across anything like it – without a doubt, Gerard & US Human Capital are at the top of their game. They delivered a highly confidential, time-sensitive Division President...

Testimonial – Darren Jones Ex Main Board Director Miller and NED

"I came across Gerard and Human Capital Group (HCG) through their Business Resilience Hub initiative. I thought the idea was both progressive and innovative, inspiring me to get involved with it. Through that process, I got to know Gerard and understand what set HCG...

Andy Hill – Construction Director – Kier Living – Candidate Testimonial

“I've known Gerard & Human Capital Group for a few of years now. His knowledge and understanding of the market is fantastic. He takes a consultative approach, and listened to what I needed and wanted to effectively find a role which fell in line with what I was...

Martin Taylor – CEO at Edenstone Group – Candidate Testimonial

"Edenstone Homes is gearing up to the next stage of our development, with a huge target for growth in the next 5 years. At the beginning of 2020, we called Human Capital Group (HCG) to help us identify a Senior Board Member who could help us achieve our goals of...

Jeff Wochner, Division President, Landsea Florida

From the moment I connected with Gerard and his team, they demonstrated exceptional professionalism, expertise, and genuine dedication to helping connect with the right opportunity. Gerard possesses an impressive knowledge of the job market and industry trends, which...

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‘From Good to Great’

The Human Capital Group Podcast

‘From Good to Great’ gives a fascinating insight into how the leaders of the housebuilding, residential development and construction market thrive in this dynamic and challenging industry.

Discussing tactics, habits and routines of successful people from CEOs and owners of PLC and SMEs through to discipline leaders and HR managers, the podcast is a must-listen for anyone looking to achieve great things within the industry.

Senior Leadership Bio

Gerard Ball


Human Capital Group managing director Gerard Ball, is a recruitment leader and executive search specialist with 20 years proven track-record identifying and appointing the top 15% of talent into world-class, global organisations.

Since establishing Human Capital Group in 2017 Gerard has solely focused on the UK & US housebuilding, residential development and construction marketplace.

Gerard Ball


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    Contact Human Capital Group

    UK Head Office

    160 Kemp House, London, EC1V 2NX

    +44 (0) 1483 940 06080

    [email protected]

    US Head Office

    +1 (0) 813 213 4475

    Contact Human Capital Group

    UK Head Office

    160 Kemp House, London, EC1V 2NX

    +44 (0) 1483 940 060

    [email protected]