Matthew Tarshis joined Frontline Real Estate Partners in July 2013 and is currently overseeing brokerage, management, acquisitions and dispositions for the company He is responsible for overseeing and leasing a portfolio consisting of over 3,000,000 square feet of retail, office, industrial and mixed-use properties, a management portfolio of 2,500,000 square feet and an investment sales team that is selling approximately 20-25 deals across multiple asset classes at any given time.
Matt represents REIT’s, private equity firms, multi-national corporations, family offices, banks, special servicers, debt funds & private owners throughout the country. He provides strategic solutions along with consulting & advisory services which allow his clients to make the best decisions based on the current climate of the market. In addition to acting as a broker and advisor to dozens of lenders and special servicers, Matt also acts as a Court-Appointed Receiver across the country and is a trusted fiduciary and advisor in complex foreclosure and bankruptcy situations that require the experience, knowledge, and creative deal making that go along with typical distressed real estate cases.
In 2019, as a key member of the brokerage team, Matt disposed over $70,000,000 in commercial assets including single tenant and multi-tenant shopping centers, office buildings, industrial warehouses, multi-family properties and mixed-use properties. He also represents both landlords and tenants and is involved with lease negotiations, sales, purchasing, market research, and site selection. Matt successfully procured dozens of new tenants and negotiated over 100,000 square feet in new leases including notable transactions of 25,000 & 18,000 Square Feet. He has represented both tenants and landlords and has completed lease transactions with national retailers such as Starbucks, Biolife/Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Davita Dialysis, Great Clips, Pizza Hut, Verizon, Heartland Dental, Sprint, Dunkin’ Donuts, & more. Matt also oversees Frontline’s owned portfolio across the Chicagoland area which consists of over 1,000,000 SF.
In addition, Matt supports the Frontline team with acquisitions including identifying opportunities, negotiating purchase & sale contracts, due diligence, construction, project management, and lease negotiations.
Prior to joining Frontline, Matt was a member of RKF (Robert K. Futterman & Associates) where he supported the firm’s Chicago brokerage team on both landlord and tenant representation activities. He also was responsible for updating RKF’s listings database and searches and explored for new retail opportunities. Previously, Matt was a Managing Partner and Director of Trading Operations at Passaglia Trading for over nine years. There he developed, implemented and executed trading strategies while also recruiting, hiring and training new traders.
Matt earned a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Speech Communicating and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Illinois and a Leadership Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, Matt is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and an active member of the West Loop Community Organization.