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Matthew Hobbs

Blue Heron Asset Management

Director - Investments

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Asset Management, Capital Markets, Development, Leasing, Property & Facility Management, Underwriting & Analysis


Matt joined Blue Heron in 2014 and has over 15 years of real estate experience in acquisitions, dispositions, financial analysis development, renovation, leasing, property management, and historic restoration. His main areas of focus for Blue Heron include asset management, acquisitions, and firm compliance. Prior to joining Blue Heron, Matt managed finance, leasing, and property management for NC-based retail developer Adventure Development. He played an instrumental role in the development of a $100M+, 1.2M-square-foot mixed-use project in Pittsburgh, PA. From 2004-2010 at Mark Properties, Inc., a private equity real estate investment company in Durham, NC, Matt led acquisitions, asset management, and leasing of a 2.5 million-square-foot retail and office portfolio. Ahead of the Great Recession, Matt participated in the disposition of much of Mark Properties’ holding, including the successful marketing and sale of a portfolio of shopping centers. Matt is a board member and executive committee member of the Self-Help Venture Fund in Durham, NC. As an active preservationist, Matt received the Carraway Merit Award from Preservation North Carolina in 2017. He volunteers with the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee and has served on the advisory board for the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina. Matt received a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University, an MA in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum, and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Areas of Interest

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