Matt derives from a fourth generation farm background with roots in Southern California’s land and agribusiness. He is a Senior Vice President with CBRE and now leads the Land, Agribusiness and Natural Resources Practice for Capital Markets-Investment Properties. The practice is also part of the National Land Services Group specializing in brokerage and advisory services. With more than 35 years of experience in land as well as agricultural properties and operations, he began his professional real estate career in 1983 after serving as CEO and CFO for a large San Diego based agribusiness firm. Creating his own firm in 1987, he developed an expertise in commercial real estate with a focus on raw and entitled land (residential and commercial) as well as agricultural properties, natural resources including wind, solar and water rights. Current services include
brokerage, advisory, debt and structured finance, consultation and valuation. Responsibilities include both production and management roles.
Matt continuously excels at providing world-class integrated real estate services. Assignments have been completed on numerous high profile properties with clients that include multinational corporations, REITS, national lenders, corporations and law firms. He primarily focuses on a wide variety of agricultural properties, raw and entitled land, and large land holdings including trophy holdings. A component of the practice is also support infrastructure encompassing energy (wind and solar), water rights and natural resources. He works on properties and portfolios throughout the United States with an emphasis in California and the Western States.
Prior to joining CBRE in 2016, he was an Executive Managing Director at Cushman and Wakefield since 2005. There, he founded The Land Group of San Diego, specializing in transactional services for land and agricultural properties. He was also the National Practice Leader for the Agribusiness, Natural Resources and Energy Valuation and Advisory Specialty Practice, a member of the Energy and Clean Technology Group and a member of the Damages and Litigation Support specialty practice.