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Sarah Dunn

Principal

Based in the Bay Area, Sarah works as a Principal at Terra Search Partners, handling research and outreach for many of the firm’s executive searches. She has a deep understanding of how organizational culture shapes business strategy which allows her to leverage search in support of each client’s individual goals. In all of her assignments, Sarah brings to bear best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Previously, Sarah served as the Chief Talent Officer for HR&A Advisors – a leading real estate advisory firm that works with public and private clients across different stages of the planning and development process. At HR&A she focused on leadership development, recruitment, and organizational strategy. Prior to HR&A, Sarah was an Assistant Vice President at Mangnicity (formerly Montparnasse 56), an independent owner and operator of tourist attractions around the world, based in Paris, France. While there, she oversaw the operations of the company’s US headquarters and managed the development of the One Liberty Place Observation Deck in Philadelphia PA.

Sarah received her MBA from Fordham University and completed a competitive dual degree program at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin Language and Literature and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Voice Performance. Sarah serves on the board of the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation, where she chairs the Governance and Nominations Committees.

Recent News

Ellen Klasson of Terra Search Partners Named Americas Chair of ULI’s Women’s Leadership Initiative

Terra Search Partners is proud to announce that Managing Director Ellen Klasson has been appointed to serve as the America’s Chair for Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) esteemed Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI).

The View from the Top: Insights from Matt Slepin (Summer 2021)

We are excited to share what has been happening with Terra over the past couple of months, our recent placements, updates from LVRE, and our view on the people side of our commercial real estate industry as we come out of the pandemic.

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