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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 interviewed in GlobeSt.com

    Posted in Blog on Oct 20, 2016

    The most successful companies in the real estate industry attract and retain the best talent. They mentor, they grow, and they provide opportunities to their people. Those thoughts are according to Matt Slepin, the founder and managing partner of Terra Search Partners, who recently chatted with GlobeSt.com about leadership, culture and the next generation. Read the post here.

  • Terra Search Partners Hires Real Estate Executive Gregory J. Melanson as new Managing Director to Increase East Coast Presence

    Posted in News and Press on Oct 14, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO – October 14, 2016 – San Francisco-based Terra Search Partners, a retained executive search firm helping real estate companies build successful and lasting teams, announced today that Gregory J. Melanson has been appointed Managing Director of its East Coast offices. Melanson joins the East Coast team along with Partner Alan Greenwald and Principal Jayme Book. The addition of Melanson will enhance the firm’s East Coast presence, enrich the community development practice, and support the firm’s commitment to the wider real estate community, including commercial property developme...

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