Urban Land Institute Announces Podcast Series Featuring Terra Search Partners’ Founder Matt Slepin

Leading Voices with ULI will offer personal leadership stories from some of the most innovative professionals in the real estate and land use industries


SAN FRANCISCO – January 18, 2017 – San Francisco-based Terra Search Partners, a retained executive search firm helping real estate companies build successful and lasting teams, is pleased to announce the launch of Leading Voices with ULI, a new podcast by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) hosted by Matt Slepin, founder and managing partner of Terra Search Partners. In the podcast, Slepin, a ULI Foundation governor, will host in-depth conversations with innovators in the real estate industry who share stories about their passion, about the substance of their work, and about the places where they find meaning.

Released with today’s launch are the first two episodes featuring interviews with Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma, Washington, and Steve Wilson, cofounder of 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, Kentucky. Other interviews set to be released over the next five weeks include discussions with Alicia Glen, deputy mayor of New York City; Kimber Lanning, founder and executive director, Local First Arizona, Phoenix; Steve Leeper, president and chief executive officer, Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), Cincinnati; Alex Gilliam, founder and director of Public Workshop, Philadelphia; and Egbert Perry, chairman and chief executive officer of the Integral Group in Atlanta. Additional interviews are being planned, recorded, and edited and are expected to air the third Wednesday of each month.

“At Terra Search Partners, I get to work with, and have comprehensive interviews with some of the best and brightest people in the real estate industry,” said Slepin. “In the podcast series, you will get to meet exceptional, creative leaders from across the real estate and land use industry who are all making a difference in sometimes surprising ways. You will hear deep-dives into what makes their work unique and their journeys into their leadership roles.”

Slepin serves on the board of ULI’s San Francisco’s District Council and is a member of ULI’s Urban Development and Mixed-Use Council. He has nearly 40 years of experience in search, management, and functional roles within the real estate industry.

Each episode in the Leading Voices with ULI podcast series will be made available for public download for a limited time before being moved to ULI member–only access. Listeners can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or find episodes at uli.org/leadingvoices.

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 regional teams in Washington, D.C., Irvine, California, and the New York area. For more information, please visit: www.terrasearchpartners.com.

Leadership pervades all aspects of the ULI member experience. The ULI Leadership Network fosters relationships, facilitates industry collaboration, imparts knowledge, and prepares members to become leaders at multiple professional levels and as individual influencers within their communities. Within the Leadership Network, ULI offers seven programs specific to leadership development. The Leadership Network also offers tools to help members become better leaders within ULI, their communities, and their career journeys.

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has nearly 40,000 members worldwide representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. For more information, please visit uli.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.