Performance Research


In association with Rutherford International Executive Search Group Inc., NEXTalent is a contributing sponsor of behavioural research into determining the high-performing competencies found in key real property, finance and investment functions.

Our Benchmarks are an accurate prediction of a person’s on-the-job potential

The research we support applies statistical validity used in actuarial science to determine with 83% predictive accuracy a person’s potential for on-the-job performance. Our methods offer both candidate and employer an in-depth understanding of how to leverage a person’s strengths to maximize their contributions as a leader and as a team member.


International firms use our tool to strategize succession plans, conduct gap analysis within an organizational design, assess management strength during acquisition due-diligence and mitigate hiring risk. The American Olympic organization and semi-pro sports organizations have used our methods to identify high performing athletes and coaches. The U.S. military has used the research in our assessment tool to identify “Top Gun” fighter pilots and candidates for counterinsurgency training in their Special Forces.


Highly granular in its analysis, we have over 35 career themes distilled from 85 independent behavioural traits which translate into over 650 success benchmarks spanning executive, management and staff roles in a myriad of industries.


In real estate, we offer the following predictive benchmarks: Pres./CEO RE Developer, Pres/CEO Integrated Corporate Services, Pres./CEO Large Retailer, Project Executive, VP HR, Lawyer – RE, Chief Corporate Security, VP Retail Ops, VP RE Dev., Director RE Dev., VP Retail Leasing, Senior Mgr. Retail Leasing (Open & Enclosed), Greenfield Retail Leasing, Accountant Jr./Intermediate/Senior, Project Manager, Architect, Portfolio/Asset Manager, Store Manager – Retail, Franchise – Retail, Project Director – Owners Rep, Project Manager Construction.