Our History

From its founding in Chicago in 1989 by Bill Ferguson and Michael Herzberg, FPL has built a reputation as the premier firm dedicated to serving the human capital and organizational needs of the real estate and related industries. Today we serve clients across the globe in the real estate, hospitality and leisure, infrastructure, engineering and construction, and healthcare sectors from offices in Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto.

  • 1989

    our doors are open

    With a clear vision and drive to succeed, founders William J. Ferguson and Michael Herzberg first open the doors to Ferguson Partners .

  • 2007

    establishing a global footprint

    Our first international office, in London, opened in March.

  • 2008

    expanding into Asia

    FPL opens its Tokyo office in October 2008.

  • 2011-2012

    growing our global footprint

    With the success of the Tokyo office, FPL decides to open more international offices. This time in Hong Kong (2011) and Singapore (2012).

  • 2013

    a big year

    In 2013, FPL expanded its North American footprint with offices opening in San Francisco and Toronto.

  • 2015-2016

    European Strategic Alliance

    To better support our international clients, FPL forms strategic alliances with search firms across Europe specializing in real estate and related industries to ensure our clients have access to the best talent.