Matt Darin is one of the Founders and Principals of Frontline Real Estate Partners. Matt is responsible for managing the company’s operations, overseeing asset management of the company’s portfolio of owned and third party properties totaling more than two million square feet, managing the due diligence and underwriting process for acquisitions, maintaining and establishing relationships with debt and equity providers, and sourcing acquisition and advisory opportunities. Matt is also actively involved in Frontline’s brokerage, receivership, and property management engagements.
Prior to co-founding Frontline, Matt was a Vice President with Hilco Real Estate and was with the company for four years. Matt co-led the company’s principal acquisitions business, acquiring in excess of $100 million of transactions in the retail, industrial, office, medical office, and land sectors. Matt was responsible for sourcing and executing acquisition opportunities, deal making, financial analysis and underwriting, property valuation, market due diligence, and identification of financing alternatives. Matt has acquired a broad spectrum of commercial properties across the United States including value-added acquisitions, sale-leasebacks, and leasehold interests.
In addition to his role in Hilco’s principal acquisitions business, Matt was one of the key members of the company’s real estate disposition and consulting business. Matt has personally sold retail, industrial, office, medical, land, and other commercial real estate properties across the United States. Matt has sold properties on behalf of banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, retailers, and real estate companies.
Prior to joining Hilco Real Estate, Matt worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance & Business Advisory Services practice focusing on real estate and financial services clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Business Administration – Management Information Systems from the University of lllinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois. Matt is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).