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As Chief Operating Officer for the Allen Tate Companies, Sara Spencer oversees all operations departments, including office administration, marketing, information technology, purchasing, and facilities. She leads cross-functional project teams on strategic company initiatives.


Sara has spent her entire career in the real estate industry. She began as a transaction real estate consultant at Ernst & Young and has held several leadership positions with public and private real estate firms. She joined Allen Tate in 2015.


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.


A passionate advocate for public education, Sara is involved in Best NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation) and Teach for America. Sara has taught finances classes at The Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona and currently teaches an evening class at the UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business.


A native of Arizona, Sara and her husband Morgan make their home in Charlotte with their son and two rhodesian ridgebacks. They enjoy outdoor activities, international travel and swing dancing.


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