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Lucy Bertsch


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Lucy Bertsch is a Principal based in RCLCO’s Washington, DC office where she is the co-lead of the firm’s compensation consulting practice. Lucy specializes in benchmarking compensation levels and developing incentive plan arrangements, including annual bonus plans, long-term incentives, and carried interest programs. Her work spans all asset classes and types of real estate firms including investment managers, private equity firms, developers, operators, and family-owned companies. Throughout her career, Lucy has served as a key adviser to C-Suite executives, owners, and Board members on over 250 compensation projects. Her work and thought leadership have been featured in leading industry association publications such as NAREIM, REALPAC, and Preqin.

Before joining RCLCO, Lucy served as Senior Director in the Compensation Consulting group at Ferguson Partners, working with privately held real estate platforms to develop compensation solutions that align interests, emphasize performance and results, and attract, motivate, and retain key employees. Previously Lucy worked at Deloitte in its Talent Strategy & Innovation group in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.

Lucy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human & Organizational Development and Spanish from Vanderbilt University and her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Georgetown University.

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