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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
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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

  • Watch Stephanie Pearson talk on how to thrive in a male-dominated industry

    Posted in Blog on Oct 12, 2017

    Stephanie Pearson, from Terra Search Partners, sits down with Carol Ruiz, founder of NewGround PR and Marketing, and vice chair of ULI’s Residential Neighborhood Development Council (Blue Flight) to discuss what it takes to start up and thrive in the male-dominated building industry. Watch the video as Stephanie delves into some pivotal moments in her career, advice to others coming up, and some inspiring observations on other women who have paved the way. This is the third piece by Stephanie as part of an ongoing series of interviews she’s down with women in building. Read more here.

  • ULI’s “Leading Voices” Podcast / Interview with Sam Zell

    Posted in Blog on Sep 20, 2017

    The latest episode of Leading Voices with ULI podcast is live! Hosted by Terra Search Partners’ founder Matt Slepin, hear how Sam Zell has always had an entrepreneurial mindset, attributing his real estate success to it. After getting his start managing student apartments in college, he grew his businesses and was later instrumental in establishing the modern REIT industry. Listen here.

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Resources Library

From multi-family to retail, from urban mixed-use to master-planned development, over the years Terra Search Partners has created a comprehensive library of useful articles and bits of advice on how the real estate industry can put together the right team for long-term success.

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Leading Voices in Real Estate Podcast

Leading Voices in Real Estate is a series of podcast interviews hosted by Matt Slepin with leaders throughout the real estate world exploring their impact on our urban environments, their leadership journeys and lessons along the way.

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