Matt Bear is a Las Vegas native and a real estate leader with a rich history of more than 23 years of transaction, retail/mixed use landlord and tenant representation, development and advisory experience, including ten years of principal investing and retail development. His experience covers much of the western United States with clients and key business relationships that span across real estate, finance, and private equity sectors.
Matt Bear was one of two founding partners of Venture Development Group. This company specialized in the development of single-tenant buildings, neighborhood and power center projects. The firm acquired, developed and/or disposed of 20 properties totaling $55 million. He led a team of 18 professionals including: development, finance, property management and legal management. Matt carried out investment/development strategies for the firm while leading all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing on commercial real estate assets.
Previously, Mr. Bear was a Principal at Avison Young in Las Vegas specializing in retail acquisitions and dispositions, sale leaseback structures, retail roll-out assignments, hotel acquisitions and capital structure advisory. Prior to joining Avison Young, Mr. Bear was a leading retail real estate broker in Las Vegas representing many retail and restaurant companies on local and regional expansion plans, landlord representation, site selection and investment sales.
Matt Bear joined CBRE in March of 2014 as Vice President. His focus is on national buyer representation assignments, for both retail and medical properties and strategic listing assignments and 1031 replacement searches.
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member since 1992
- Leasing Specialist (CLS) - ICSC
- B.A. Communications, University of Nevada Las Vegas - 1994
- Real Estate Capital Markets and Business Strategy, Executive Education Seminar, Harvard Business School - 2012
- Equity Office Group
- The Habit Burger
- Latitude 360
- Darden Restaurants
- Rite Aid
- Wonderland Bakery
- Cantina Laredo
- Canyon Capital
- Capital Square Realty Advisors
- Office Depot
- In N Out
- El Pollo Loco
- Hollywood Video
- Mimi's Cafe
- Smart & Final
- Raising Canes