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Matt Flaherty


Senior Vice President

Job Functions: Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Net Lease, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


Matt leads a private equity advisory practice focused on advising sponsors and their portfolio companies. He specializes in devising and implementing measurable real estate strategies to improve operating performance, cash flow and EBITDA. He also advises sponsors on capital market strategies including sale leasebacks and net lease investment sales. He joined CBRE in 2002.


Under Matt’s leadership, the practice delivers CBRE’s best-of-class execution and real estate consulting to clients resulting in over $250 million of annual savings and enterprise value creation exceeding $2 billion.


Matt’s background includes developing opportunity assessments, benchmarking analysis, portfolio optimization plans, headquarters strategies and feasibility analyses, M&A due diligence, build-to-suit developments, acquisitions, dispositions, and capital market strategies throughout the U.S. and globally.


With a depth of experience in large, complex real estate transactions and restructurings including headquarters projects totaling 3 million sq. ft., Matt and his partners have completed hundreds of real estate transactions representing more than 40 million sq. ft. His experience also includes cost reduction outsourcing programs for facilities management, project management and transaction services.


Matt was previously a Managing Director with CBRE in Chicago, Vice President in Boston, and completes transactions in the New York Tri-State.


Prior to CBRE, Matt served as Treasurer and a Board of Directors member of a private equity backed company. Matt volunteers at an assisted living community, and coaches youth sports. 





Professional Affiliations / Accreditations












CBRE Global Advisory, Capital Markets, Consulting Services



Douglass Foundation Business Plan Evaluator  



Youth Basketball and Lacrosse Coach







2018 CBRE Client Outcome Award, Team Member

2016 CBRE Advisor Recognition, N. America

2015 CBRE GWS Global Award Program Winner: Account Excellence, AHS Hillcrest Healthcare

2015 CBRE Regional Leadership Advisory Team

2013 CBRE STAR Account Award for client leadership in the private equity sector

2012 CBRE Partnership Award for outstanding integration of service lines across the global platform








Babson College, M.B.A., distinction



University of Denver, B.A.



Coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)




Significant Assignments



Industrial Portfolio: Versailles, IN, Euclid, OH, Merrill, WI, Martin, TN, Osgood, IN, Sale Leaseback

Industrial Portfolio: Moselle, MS, Bedford Park, IL, Sale Leaseback

225 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL, Sale Leaseback

140 Wharton Road, Bristol, PA, Sale Leaseback

4805 G Street, Omaha, NE, Sale

3820 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA, Sale

110 Milacron Drive, Fountain Inn, SC, Sale

Industrial Land, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sale for Private Equity Firm

Industrial Land, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sale for Private Equity Firm

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation