Membership Criteria


Membership to the HiP Community is based on one of the following considerations:

    1. The prospect’s body of work, contribution to industry thought leadership and the depth of their business network,
    2. Candidates assessed through NEXTalent Inc. for high-performance in their core function (i.e. Senior Accountant) are automatically eligible for membership,
    3. Individuals seeking career counseling may have themselves assessed independently to determine eligibility. If you benchmark for high-performing in your functional role, we will proactively market you to our clients,
    4. Co-op students or graduates of recognized universities and colleges in relevant real estate, construction, investment and finance programs that have benchmarked high in their chosen career direction.


We have 653 job specific benchmarks spanning six work themes available for determining the high-performing competencies found in critical real property, finance and investment functions. A selection of real estate benchmarks are: Pres./CEO RE Developer, Pres/CEO Integrated Corporate Services, Pres./CEO Large Retailer, Project Executive, VP HR, Lawyer – RE, Chief Corporate Security, VP Retail Operators, 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.

To have yourself assessed or to learn more about our benchmark studies, please contact our research department at