License # BK564728
I am a Jacksonville native with more than 40 years of experience in real estate and construction. I specialize in investment sales as well as office leasing, including both landlord representation and tenant representation. I am a member of the Advisory Board Executive Committee at Colliers International Northeast Florida.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2008, I spent 20 years with an office REIT in various capacities. My experience there included site acquisition and building development. My involvement in all areas of real estate from market analysis to building design process to product delivery, including leasing, property and asset management, allows me to provide unique benefits to my team at Colliers International Northeast Florida. My expertise lies in problem solving, sales strategy, transaction management, construction management, and assisting owner and tenants in achieving goal-oriented results using best-in-class practices.
Over 900 lease transactions with the private sector, state, and federal government agencies
CoStar Power Broker Award - 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
NAIOP Office Broker of the Year - 2018, 2016, 2013
NAIOP Office Broker of the Year Nominee 2014 & 2015
NAIOP recognition for “Largest Lease Deal of the Year” 2015
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
MBA from The University of North Florida
Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from the University of Florida
Memberships & Involvements
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) - Past President of North Florida Chapter;
Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR) - Past President North Florida District;
Member of Leadership Jacksonville class of 1980;
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - Past President of North Florida Chapter;
Recent member of Beaches Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
Director and Past President of Jacksonville Oceanside Rotary Club.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Federal Government, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Sapphine Technologies/Ranstad Corp, ICI, Landstar Corporation, Merchantile Bank, Rosemont Realty, Spectrum Logistics/Sea Star Shipping Company, State of Florida, TD Bank NA, AMKIN, Gramercy Property Corporation, NNN Properties
Gramercy has a sizable portfolio of properties located in many states, and I can say without hesitation that Colliers Jacksonville office brokerage team is one of the top groups we have worked with across the country. Chuck Diebel and team all go out of their way to provide best in class service, no matter how large or small the deal is. They demonstrate exceptional market knowledge, a strong understanding of the mechanics of leasing and sales, and have a “client first” attitude that drives how they operate at all times.
Most of the large brokerage firms in today’s commercial real estate industry have access to (more or less) the same information platforms, databases and tools for marketing their properties, so it comes down to the individual agents to separate themselves from the competition. Colliers has done just that on a consistent basis and have delivered great results for us again and again. They are an important market partner for us in Jacksonville.
National Leasing & Development Director
Gramercy Property Trust
My current brokerage practice is focused on corporate services, providing real estate consultation to public and private entities. One of my largest accounts is the local transportation entity, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority. I manage both their surplus disposition efforts and their acquisition strategy. Their portfolio is valued at over $30 million. I provide a wide range of services, including but not limited to property sales, property acquisition, market analysis, lease analysis, government affairs and general market intelligence. I am frequently involved with executive level discussions and interact with their Board regularly. Additionally, I represent the St. Vincent’s Hospital Ministry for Ascension Health here locally. I manage dispositions, acquisitions and their income and expense leasing activities. My largest national account is Torchmark/Liberty National. I work with their Director of Real Estate to identify new office space for their insurance brokers across the country.
In addition to my traditional real estate practice, I have been successful in assisting numerous cannabis related businesses with their real estate requirements (dispensaries, grow & manufacturing facilities) here in Florida, as well as coordinating with other Colliers offices in Oregon, Colorado and California.
I am a native born JacksonvillIian. I attended Stanton College Preparatory School before graduating from Florida State University in 1997 with a B.S. in Political Science. After school, I moved to Washington, D.C. to begin a career in politics. After stops in multiple Congressional offices, the Republican National Committee, FEMA and a government affairs firm, I was given the opportunity to begin a career in real estate back home in Jacksonville in 2005. Working for a small development firm, we developed 50,000+ square feet of Class A office condominiums throughout Northeast Florida. I was the lead on bank and investor negotiations for investment capital and loan arrangements.
I was called to duty once more in D.C., taking a position as Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Political Affairs Department from January 2012 until October 2014. I managed the program’s voter education campaigns and political intelligence gathering.
Matt has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate in Northeast Florida. He has completed sales and leases totaling more than $400 million in the disciplines of retail, industrial, office and land.
His brokerage activities are focused on site selection for national/regional retailers and asset acquisition, disposition and leasing with an emphasis on retail and office properties.