Bob Poline 40 Years Experience with ICSC


For Companies

Trusted Partners

Bob Poline Associates, Inc. has worked with many of the premier shopping center owners, management companies, developers and retailers, providing them with great talent. Bob’s clients trust him to bring them the most capable candidates whatever the position. With a wealth of industry insight, a close working relationship with his clients and a track record of success that spans 40 years, Bob Poline Associates, Inc. has been a preeminent recruiter of choice.

Bob Poline Associates, Inc. maintains a database of approximately 50,000 shopping center professionals that is regularly updated. 

Bob Poline Associates, Inc. succeeds because Bob puts forth the effort to understand both his clients and his candidates, all while proceeding with the utmost discretion. While your team works to fulfill today’s mission, Bob works just as hard to ensure you have the right talent to keep fulfilling it for years to come.

Bob’s experience has shown that there is no single best approach that works for all talent-seeking companies. He operates under several recruiting partnership models to meet each client’s timeline and priorities. His goal is to forge long-term partnerships with his clients by intimately understanding their needs and delivering value to their firm.

Modified Retainer

Designed for the highest priority searches, this model offers a win-win partnership for both parties. In return for an upfront retainer, Bob reduces the typical contingency-based fee percentage.

Exclusive Contingency

Under this model, clients pay only for a successful placement. In exchange for an agreement that Bob Poline Associates, Inc. will be the only search firm engaged for a specified period of time, Bob prioritizes these searches above non-exclusive ones.

Non-Exclusive Contingency

Bob is happy to work on placements alongside other search firms on a non-exclusive basis. Although Bob makes every effort to fill all positions, he necessarily prioritizes other searches above those performed under a non-exclusive contingency arrangement.

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Bob Poline Associates, Inc.,

8823 Spectrum Center Blvd #2103

San Diego, CA  92123

(858) 541-2500

[email protected]

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For Candidates

Trusted Confidants

Career decisions impact all aspects of a candidate’s life. Bob Poline Associates, Inc., is here to help guide you towards the best opportunity for you. Having successfully placed thousands of candidates in the shopping center industry, Bob can align you with the company, culture, and role that best suits your unique talents and expertise.

What to Expect


Your confidentiality is always guaranteed.


Bob Poline Associates, Inc. represents you in the process and it is important we act as a team.

Transition support

From interview preparation to offer negotiation to help with resigning from your current position, Bob Poline Associates, Inc. will guide you through every step of the recruitment process.

No-fee experience

Our client companies compensate us to fill their talent needs. We never ask candidates to pay a fee.

Bob Poline Associates, Inc. performs extensive due diligence on both the candidates and the companies, maximizing the likelihood of a successful match.

Bob Poline Associates, Inc. will help work to understand a Candidate’s: Career Objectives, Motivation, Qualifications, and Record of Achievement and match that with a Company’s Mission, Culture, Role-specific requirements and Critical success factors.