Sara serves as chief operating officer for the Allen Tate Companies. She oversees operations and administrative initiatives, including office administration, purchasing, facilities and information technology. She leads cross-functional project management teams for projects including renovations and new office openings.

Spencer has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry. She began her career as a transaction real estate consultant at Ernst & Young and held various consultant positions of increasing responsibility with commercial real estate firms and Fortune 500 companies.

She has held leadership roles in finance and asset management at Healthcare Trust of America in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she helped oversee the company’s transition to public listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Most recently, Spencer worked on the leadership team as a vice president of operations at Bell Partners, Inc. in Greensboro.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a concentration in finance from the University of Arizona, where she graduated summa cum laude. She also earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree with a focus in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, graduating summa cum laude.

An active community citizen, Spencer is a member of Leadership Greensboro and has volunteered with Action Greensboro, Big Brothers Big Sisters and local food banks. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and is a licensed Realtor® in Arizona.

A native of Payson, Arizona, Spencer and her husband Morgan make their home in Charlotte. They enjoy swing dancing, kayaking and backpacking.

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