Nick Powell

As part of our strategy to strengthen Cobalt's position as the leading global provider of professional recruitment services to the real estate and construction sectors, Cobalt is delighted to announce the opening of our first US office in New York.  With over 200 employees operating from 11 established offices in the UK, Germany, Singapore and New Zealand, we have long recognized that growing a substantial US operation would be essential and now is the right time for Cobalt to be entering the hugely exciting US market.  

This expansion will be spearheaded by Nick Powell, Cobalt's Managing Director and Head of the US.  Nick joins us with a wealth of experience, gained in both the US and the UK, and was previously responsible for establishing the leading real estate & construction practice in the US. Combining Nick's experience, energy and capability with Cobalt's international brand, platform and reputation makes for an exciting blend, which our candidates, clients and colleagues can benefit from.

James Wakefield, CEO comments: "It has been our ambition to launch in the US for some time, but the success of any new international business relies upon us finding the right person to lead it. In Nick, we are very fortunate to have secured a hugely talented, driven and successful Managing Director, whose values are aligned with those that we hold dear at Cobalt.  We can't wait to get started."

Nick Powell comments: “With a continuing demand throughout the US for the best real estate & construction talent I am thrilled to be joining Cobalt to lead the growth of the US business.  I’ve been impressed with the Leadership Group’s approach, vision and track record to date and, most critically of all, have found a genuine group of people who’ve built a first-class culture – the cornerstone of any truly successful business.

Click here for more information on our US office.