Matt Berres is an executive managing director with Newmark Knight Frank’s Net Lease Capital Markets group, a select team of Capital Markets professionals who specialize in the sale, purchase and recapitalization of net leased retail, industrial and office properties throughout the United States. NKF’s Net Lease Practice group offers an array of core services, including net lease disposition and acquisition advisory, 1031 exchange transactions, sale-leasebacks, portfolio analysis, valuation analysis, market and demographic evaluation, build-to-suit and capital markets consultation.
Mr. Berres brings to Newmark Knight Frank more than 12 years of expertise in single-tenant deals. A top producer nationally, Mr. Berres has closed more than 300 sales transactions valued in excess of $2.5 billion for pension fund advisors, REITs, developers, private high net worth, 1031 exchange and foreign Investors. These transactions include the Walgreens corporate headquarters, Kroger Net Lease Grocer Portfolio, Federal Express warehouse buildings, more than 150 bank branch facilities, Top Golf locations, Veterans Affairs/GSA facilities and mission-critical office assets.
Prior to joining Newmark Knight Frank in 2019, Mr. Berres was a managing director with Jones Lang LaSalle’s Net Lease Property Group, where he assisted clients in the acquisition and disposition of single tenant investments throughout the country. From 2015 to 2018, he was JLL’s No. 1 ranked producer nationwide. Prior to his career in commercial real estate, Mr. Berres played professional golf on various professional golf mini-tours around the country, including the Gateway Tour, US Pro Golf Tour, Pepsi Tour, Dakotas Tour and Nationwide Tour.
Mr. Berres is president of Young Real Estate Professionals (YREP) and an active member of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), ICSC Next Generation, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ULI Young Leaders. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance, investments and banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Berres is active in the Orange County community, serving in various non-profit organizations, and in his church. He also enjoys competing in amateur golf tournaments and spending time with his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Olivia.