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Terra Search Partners Expands Affordable Housing & Impact Investing Practice With Strategic New Hire

Terra Search Partners, a retained, boutique real estate executive search firm, today announced the hiring of managing director Becky Regan. In this role, she will co-lead the firm’s growing affordable housing and impact investing practice with partner Greg Melanson. Additionally, with Regan’s hire, the firm extends its footprint in the Northeast. 

“At Terra Search, we are inspired by the power of real estate to drive the economy, influence people’s lives, and impact the environment,” said Matt Slepin, founder and managing partner of Terra. “We’re thrilled to welcome someone as experienced and passionate as Becky to our team to help expand our affordable housing mission and bolster our evolving practice working with community development practitioners as well as to add to our growing team on the East Coast.”  

Since its founding in 2006, Terra has been committed to supporting clients in affordable housing and community development, including both nonprofit and for-profit organizations at the national, regional, and local level. 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Terra Search team to support clients addressing the critical issues surrounding affordable housing, which have been exacerbated under the weight of inequality and the pandemic, particularly for people and communities of color,” said Regan. “Thousands of Americans have been impacted and today’s affordable housing crisis requires purposeful action and sustainable solutions. Terra is actively working to create those solutions that initiate change, and I am eager to contribute.” 

For the past 30 years, Regan has worked in the commercial real estate industry as a lender and leader of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), creating strategies that bring new capital to multifamily affordable housing developers. To support low-income and underserved communities, she has focused on utilizing new social enterprises to develop unique opportunities for affordable housing and community development.

Most recently, she served as Chief Innovation Officer, EVP and President, Capital Markets at Housing Partnership Network (HPN), a national association of the country’s leading mission-driven nonprofit CDFIs and affordable housing developers, where she led all aspects of capital raising from 2011-2020. During her career, Regan has held executive leadership positions at financial institutions and non-profit organizations. Her vast range of responsibilities has included lending, strategy, management, debt, equity and grant-capital raising, and board engagement. Regan earned a BSBA in finance and international management from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College.

To connect with Regan, email her at becky@terrasearchpartners.com or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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About Terra Search Partners

Founded in 2006, Terra Search Partners is a national executive search firm, dedicated to aligning outstanding professionals with the world’s finest companies in the real estate industry. With team members in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York and Boston, Terra works nationally and is committed to deeply connected client relationships that match candidates with a company’s core culture, while supporting each client as a strategic partner and advisor. This commitment extends to Terra’s focus on using the process of search and human capital to leverage real estate’s innate ability to positively impact communities. Terra also explores these impacts in the podcast series “Leading Voices in Real Estate” hosted by founder Matt Slepin. For more information visit terrasearchpartners.com and leadingvoicespodcast.com.

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