Terra Search Partners Names Real Estate Vet Mary McCarthy As Managing Director


SAN FRANCISCO – April 19, 2016 – San Francisco-based Terra Search Partners, a retained executive search firm helping real estate companies build successful and lasting teams, announced today that Mary McCarthy has been appointed Managing Director. McCarthy will help Terra Search Partners continue to grow and build the firm’s real estate investment management practice while helping client companies build strong and durable platforms for lasting success.


McCarthy brings 30 years of real estate capital markets experience and a deep understanding of real estate private equity to executive search.

Prior to joining Terra Search Partners, McCarthy was with Hines for nine years as managing director and senior managing director in the Hines Capital Markets Group. There, she structured investment offerings and raised capital for funds and joint ventures. McCarthy’s prior positions have included heading her own consulting firm, as well as senior marketing and capital markets roles at Security Capital Group, Clarion Partners, and CBRE Investors. McCarthy began her business career in New York as a real estate investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

“Mary is well-known and well-respected in the real estate private equity world,” said Matt Slepin, Founder and Managing Partner at Terra Search Partners. “Mary will deepen our bench and our strength in the real estate private equity business, especially in the capital raising side of the business. Mary brings thoughtfulness, depth of experience and a skillset that will be invaluable to Terra Search Partners and our clients. We could not be more excited about having her join our team.”

McCarthy serves as a trustee of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and as a board member of the University of Virginia School of Architecture Foundation. She holds a BS in Architecture from the University of Virginia and Master of Architecture and MBA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Design and Wharton Schools.

“What attracted me to Terra Search Partners was the team and their commitment to going beyond just transactions,” said McCarthy. “Long-lasting real estate companies have created successful businesses by investing in people, building respectful cultures, and thinking strategically about their businesses. I look forward to working with Terra Search Partners to help companies identify the right roles and find the right people for their organizations as they build their platforms for success.”


Terra Search Partners is an executive search firm focused exclusively on the real estate industry. All of the firm’s partners have extensive backgrounds in real estate, having been executives in or owners of a wide cross section of real estate related companies. Terra Search Partners’ practice and expertise encompasses all real estate sectors and disciplines—from Fortune 500 companies, to privately held companies, and non-profit housing organizations. Headquartered in San Francisco, the firm also has a regional office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit: www.terrasearchpartners.com.