After moving to San Francisco, Matt Slepin founded Terra Search Partners in 2006, a highly consultative executive search firm specializing in the real estate industry. Clients hire Terra as an advisor and consultant to help them understand and hire the type of leader they need.
Curiosity, humility, a deep understanding of others and their industry, and people who talk about mentors and teams are traits that Matt consistently sees in true leaders.
“They don’t just land on the moon and become a leader. They grow up in the industry and they grow up by being exceptional through the pathways that they grow.”
Leaders in the real estate industry that Matt admires include Mary Ann Tighe, Sam Zell, and John Rahaim, and companies like Camden Property Trust.
For Matt, he has found his own leadership strength lies in being a thought leader who listens and adds value.
When he was tapped to be the “Terry Gross” of the real estate industry, Matt didn’t realize the level of passion and desire he had for this type of work. He finds his deep knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the industry to be useful as he interviews the leading minds in real estate on his podcast, Leading Voices.
He believes that podcasting is a great way to grow a business through thought leadership and credibility, but most importantly, he is passionate about showing the diverse value that real estate companies and leaders add to their cities. It’s inspiring both for leaders and young people interested in the industry.
Find a meaning and a purpose in the work you do. Come to your job with a passion and interest day in and day out, and you will bring things to the next level.
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