Mr. Mayes brings to Korn Ferry over 15 years of senior level executive search experience. Over the last decade, he has focused exclusively within commercial real estate. Bringing to the table a unique breadth, Mr. Mayes has successfully completed searches in nearly every major U.S. market, spanning CEO, finance, acquisitions, development, capital raising/distribution, asset management, and operations functions.
Additionally, he has deep experience working with real estate private equity firms and institutional investment management firms, public and private real estate investment trusts, private owner/developers, services firms, and real estate-based operating companies.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Mayes served at another leading executive search firm, where he was a key member of the national real estate practice. Earlier, he spent seven years at a real estate-focused boutique search firm. He began his search career at another boutique firm, focused within the chief financial officer niche across diverse industries.
Mr. Mayes earned a bachelor of science degree in economics from Bowling Green State University.