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Doug Yearley | Chairman & CEO of Toll Brothers

Leading Voices in Real Estate
Leading Voices in Real Estate
Doug Yearley | Chairman & CEO of Toll Brothers

This week, Matt is joined by Doug Yearley, CEO and Chairman of Toll Brothers, widely recognized as the most admired homebuilder in the nation. Doug’s leadership and extensive experience in growth management and expansion offers important insight. From the current supply chain issues to strategies for exiting the pandemic, he highlights the opportunities and challenges on the table. He also touches on the unique juxtaposition of a homebuilding business and the corporate, client facing culture required to meet the needs at the luxury end of production. 

Matt shares a surprising but significant connection with the Toll Brothers’ founder, Bob Toll. Growing up, they both attended Maine’s Camp Powhatan, albeit at different times. Bob went on to acquire Camp Powhatan which he has helped nurture as it transformed into an international peace center. Now called Seeds of Peace, the old camp is a space for children from opposing sides in conflict areas to camp together and foster open dialogue, relationships and understanding. Seeds of Peace serves as a powerful example of philanthropy done right, and the kind of values the Toll Brothers culture is built upon. 

What it takes to create a “best places to work” company has been a strong throughline over the course of this season, and this episode with Doug is no exception. His desire and ability to create a culture and business platform that transcends the transactional side of the real estate business is marked by determination and intention ripe with inspiration.


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Meet your host, Matt Slepin

Matt Slepin is the Founder and Managing Partner of Terra Search Partners, a national executive search firm dedicated to the real estate industry. Terra Search Partners’ mission is to provide a highly consultative service, highly focused with expertise and passion in the real estate business, with both a client-centric and candidate-centric approach that ultimately leads to better results.

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About Terra Search Partners

Matt founded Terra Search Partners in 2006 to provide a highly consultative and both a client and candidate centric approach to real estate search. Prior to forming Terra Search, Matt was a Partner with several executive search firms, including Heidrick & Struggles and Ferguson Partners. In addition to leading the firm, he advises clients and manages senior level searches for many of Terra’s clients.

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