About Us

Terra Search Partners is a West Coast based, national executive search firm dedicated to the real estate industry. We serve all property sectors (apartments, office, industrial, retail, hospitality, residential, etc.), all ownership types (REITs, private equity, advisor owned, private companies, family offices, and nonprofits) and all functional areas (from “C” suite executives to functional areas such as finance, development, property management, asset management, portfolio management, acquisitions, capital raising). Each of our partners has extensive real estate industry experience prior to starting in search.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Executive Search
  • Succession Planning
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Employers Set to Increase Headcount Due to Automation

It is no secret that many people worry about robot workers replacing human jobs. In reality, however, the opposite looks true. ManpowerGroup‘s latest report, “Humans Wanted: Robots Need You,” found that more employers than ever — 87 percent — plan to increase or maintain headcount as a result of automation for the third consecutive year.

Expertise, Deep Perspective Serve Clients Beyond Simply Filling Jobs

The most effective executive search firms do much more than simply go out and find talent. Their consultants bring deep passion, curiosity and interest to their work. What’s more, they are constantly learning about their sector, its people and the nuances of the varied roles. In a nutshell, that’s the kind of firm that Matt

Press Releases

Summer Listening: Three Real Estate Sectors Featured in ‘Leading Voices in Real Estate’ Podcast: High-end Short-Term Rental Market, Detroit’s Downtown Resurgence, US Storage Industry Innovation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 26, 2018 – Three new guests on Matt Slepin’s “ Leading Voices in Real Estate” podcast make for illuminating summer listening: — For Joe Fraiman and Andrew Kitchell, co-founders of San Francisco prop-tech start-up Lyric, one component of success is, “It’s about having passion and curiosity”. Lyric is transforming the future

Navigating the Challenges of San Francisco’s Meteoric Growth: City Planning Director John Rahaim on This Week’s ‘Leading Voices in Real Estate’ Podcast

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2018 –– Matt Slepin’s latest episode on his Leading Voices Podcast features John Rahaim, San Francisco’s Planning Director. Together, these leading minds in real estate discuss John’s career and the rapidly changing development and design landscape happening in growing cities. John’s experience in urban design has taken him from Pittsburgh’s steel

Season Two Debut of ‘Leading Voices in Real Estate’ Podcast by TerraSearch Partners’ Matt Slepin Features Keith Oden, Gerald Hines, Jane Graf, Jim Ketai

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 9, 2018 – The national podcast “Leading Voices in Real Estate”, led by Matt Slepin, Founder of TerraSearch Partners, opened Season Two with top C-suite guests sharing management insight and personal stories including Keith Oden, President of real estate investment trust Camden Property Trust; Gerald Hines, CEO of the eponymous global

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 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.

Terra Search Partners Hires Real Estate Executive Gregory J. Melanson as new Managing Director to Increase East Coast Presence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 14, 2016 — San Francisco-based Terra Search Partners, a retained executive search firm helping real estate companies build successful and lasting teams, announced today that Gregory J. Melanson has been appointed Managing Director of its East Coast offices. Melanson joins the East Coast team along with Partner Alan Greenwald and Principal Jayme Book. The



The Leading Voices in Real Estate podcast series interviews some of the most successful, interesting, entrepreneurial people who shape our cities and the built environment.

Host Matt Slepin gets to the personal side not often heard from these legends and visionaries, their career stories and advice, and their role in creating vibrant communities with character, beauty, and a high quality of life.

John Stewart | Finding Opportunity, From Aerospace to Affordable Housing:

Sam Zell | Building an Empire With Fearlessness and Drive (Rebroadcast)

Colin Wiel | Pioneering the Single-Family Rental Space With Tech Innovation

Art Gensler and Riki Nishimura | The World’s Largest Design Firm Reimagines Design and Company Culture

Liz Holland | Analytics: The Secret to Survival in Today’s Retail Space