Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

As a Principal of Transwestern in Dallas, Matt directs the leasing and marketing efforts for several major office properties in the North Dallas and Las Colinas submarkets.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Prior to joining Transwestern, Matt was vice president, investment management for Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. He was responsible for asset management of 6.5 million square feet of office and industrial properties valued at over 500 million and owned by ten different clients. Matt’s responsibilities included but were not limited to the supervision of a staff of junior asset managers, valuations and hold/sell strategies, development of business plans and lease negotiations. He was responsible for direct lease negotiations resulting in consummated leases in excess of one million square feet in 1998.
 
For ten years, Matt spent his career in the investment advisory business with LaSalle Advisors, CB Richard Ellis Investors and Lend Lease Real Estate Investments. Matt was responsible for all aspects of asset management of office, industrial, multifamily, special use and retail properties owned by various large pension funds.
 
Matt began his real estate career in 1983 as an office-leasing agent with Southland Investment Properties, the developer of Las Colinas.  Subsequently, he worked as a leasing agent for a portfolio of office and industrial properties for Nova Property Company and Shannon Management Services, Inc.
 
Matt was recognized for the most number of lease transactions in 2005 and 2006 and was the Transwestern Top Producer in 2004, 2005, and 2006.  He closed over 100 transactions in each of the last three years.   He was also named a “Heavy Hitter” by the Dallas Business Journal in 2005.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

  • Matt was selected to serve on a national task force for Lend Lease to establish best practices for investment management.

EDUCATION

Matt earned his B.B.A. in finance from Texas Tech University, and he is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker. He has also been trained in facilitation by Leadership Strategies Institute.