Matt is the Founder and President of Beacon Realty Group, LLC. He has been involved in the management, maintenance, leasing or sale of apartment buildings since the age of 12 when he was charged with the janitorial duties of a family property. His investment sales career spans over 9 years and is approaching $200 Million in transaction volume.
Before founding Beacon Realty Group, Matt was Managing Director at a leading mid-market multi-family brokerage firm based in Chicago. Using the diverse hands-on experience he has gained over the years, Matt is able to view each assignment through multiple lenses to achieve the best results for the firm's clients. His specialty lies in representing owners of multi-family assets and tailoring approaches to meet their long and short term goals. His client list includes small and large developers, private equity funds, family trusts, and international investors. He has sold numerous properties to first time international buyers and maintains a network of contacts that extends far beyond the Midwest. As a landlord himself, Matt is able to view the world through the lens of a property owner and not just as a broker.
Matt is a proud University of Colorado alum. He is a licensed real estate broker in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. When he is not piloting the Beacon rocket ship, you will probably find him spending time with family or on a mountain bike or snowmobile trail somewhere in Michigan.
Favorite Quote: "There are only seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them" -Rita Chand
Ben joined Beacon in May of 2017 as an Analyst. In Ben's role as an Analyst on the Beacon team, he is responsible for market research, asset valuation, and preparing valuation and marketing packages for the firm's clients. As a West Michigan native, he brings valuable insight and long-standing relationships to the team. Ben first became interested in real estate while attending Grand Valley State University where he majored in Finance and Economics. Ben is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Michigan.
When Ben isn't valuing apartment complexes, you can find him enjoying the lake, snowboarding, or competing in semi-pro dodgeball tournaments.
Graphic Design/Digital Marketing
Neil is responsible for all things technology and design at Beacon, which he says is a wild ride. He brings an immense amount of design and development experience to the Beacon team. Neil helps to create the digital marketing of properties, which includes individual property websites, secure due diligence vault rooms that track activity, and custom marketing packages for each property.
Neil holds a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from The Art Institute of California -San Francisco. When he isn't developing, he enjoys cooking his mother's recipes, Muay Thai, cycling with friends, or capturing the world with his SLR camera.