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Search is a journey led by a Partner or Managing Director of the firm. The process is consultative and highly collaborative. We are consultants and advisors, not mere transactors. We are your trusted guide.

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From our Founder

We created Terra Search Partners in 2006 as a boutique search firm focused exclusively on the real estate business with an absolute focus on, and commitment to, exemplary work. Most everybody will claim that goal, so I want to sincerely articulate the meaning of this focus and the guiding principals and values of Terra Search Partners.
  • The senior professionals at Terra Search Partners come from the real estate business. We know the business. We understand the business. We understand the drivers. We care. This is our world and our clients are our long term peer group, so every assignment and indeed all interactions have long term consequence.
  • We treat every assignment and interaction as a building block for our business and reputation. So, the stakes are high.
  • Of course, our clients come first. But we work hard to treat our candidates and sources with that same level of respect. We work hard to communicate transparently and to provide meaning in interactions throughout our work including clients, candidates and sources.
  • How does search work? In the model search, we call a hundred people, we interview ten, the client interviews 4-6, and we finalize with one person. But it's rarely so cut and dry. Search more frequently follows the twists and turns that are inevitable when dealing in human endeavors. The twists and turns are where this firm shines and adds value.
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National Real Estate Companies
Rely on Terra

They know our space better than anybody and they spent a significant amount of time with me and other people in the company to really understand what we want to do and with whom we need to do it. T ... (read more)

- Geoffrey L. Stack, Managing Director, SARES-REGIS Group

They fill positions for us from coast to coast because we know we can just pick up the phone and have Terra Search Partners take care of it. They're matchmakers. They understand and respect how our ... (read more)

- Michele Mamet, Chief Administrative Officer, Mercy Housing

The emotional intelligence of this team is a huge skill. We got insights into what will and will not work at a molecular level. This is a rare and special talent that was clear from the moment we s ... (read more)

- Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund

Recent News

  • Matt Slepin featured in ULI San Francisco website

    Posted in Blog on Jul 29, 2016

    Matt Slepin, founder and managing partner of Terra Search Partners, has a new piece published in ULI’s blog entitled, “Culture Matters: Insights from Panel of New Leaders at ULI.” Slepin moderated and lead a panel during a recent meeting in San Francisco. Three post-Boomer real estate executives participated in a wide-ranging conversation about the new generation of leadership in a still fairly old-generation business. If you missed the panel, Slepin’s article walks the reader through various learnings and takeaways from the expert panelists that included Jason Kern, CEO of the Americas for La...

  • Introducing: A new video series with Builder magazine

    Posted in Blog on Jul 28, 2016

    Terra Search Partners are excited to announce a new video series, “Gender and Leadership in Homebuilding,” with Builder magazine, the media leader for the homebuilding industry. As part of the series, Partner Stephanie Pearson will lead crucial conversations with women leaders in the industry on what it takes to succeed and how to learn from their experiences. The videos will offer practical advice on career advancement, explore the stories of women in leadership positions, consider the consequences and opportunities both for the “old guard” and the generations rising up the ladder, and begin...

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