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Matt’s passion for real estate, coupled with his 12-year background in accounting and finance, provides a unique advantage for his clients. Originally from Southern California, Matt has called New York City home for over a decade. After having strategically bought and sold his own apartment in Brooklyn, he is well aware of the intricacies and often personal nature of finding one’s home along with the importance of having a well-informed, patient, and loyal advocate guiding the entire process.
A licensed CPA, Matt studied Business Economics at UCLA with minors in Spanish and Accounting. Prior to joining Halstead, he had a very successful 12-year career in business at Deloitte, HBO, and Disney, where he was the Director of Finance overseeing the company’s Broadway portfolio. These experiences taught Matt that astute listening, collaboration, and patience to see projects through from ideation to execution, are critical to success.
But Matt thrives off of personal connections, and he had always dreamed of a career in real estate where he could help bring people together with their perfect homes. With his affable personality, financial savvy, and genuine interest in building relationships with his clients, he strives to make the process of buying and selling real estate an enjoyable one.
While making the leap from a successful career in finance to real estate may seem a big risk, Matt is no stranger to tackling new challenges. In 2011, he rode his bike from Boston to NYC as part of an HIV/AIDS charity event; since then, has ridden nearly 5,000 miles – the equivalent of traversing the US almost two times! – to continue to raise money and awareness. With his tenacity and dedication to the cause, he has fundraised over $75,000 for these charities.
Off his bike, Matt is an avid traveler who has visited over 25 countries throughout Europe, North & South America, and Asia. He understands domestic and international cultures and buyers’ values, and speaks fluent Spanish after having lived in Madrid for a year; French is a work in progress. You can also find Matt at the yoga studio or in the kitchen testing new creative recipes.