Matthew May

May Realty Advisors

Matthew May is a nationally recognized commercial real estate and retail advisor, expert, speaker, and contributing author. From development and national retailer representation to project leasing and investment sales, Matthew has seen and worked all sides of the retail real estate segment.   

As a strategic advisor, Matthew provides guidance to regional and national retail operators, individual and institutional investors, family offices, and developers in matters concerning commercial real estate acquisitions, expansion, dispositions, restructuring, and intelligence. Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal, City of Beverly Hills, and CoStar for his accomplishments and contribution to the industry, Matthew has been called to serve as an expert witness on cases involving retail real estate and often participates on panel discussions on related topics.

Matthew founded May Realty Advisors (MRA) on the premise of delivering institutional level service with an entrepreneurial approach. Focusing on providing advisory based on street-level, hands-on experience and intelligence gained from decades of working with retail tenants, sellers, and developers, on all aspects of a deal, MRA is proud to have worked and consulted on projects from L.A. to Taipei. In addition, the MRA team has worked with TIAA, Citibank, Macy’s, Douglas Emmett, Simon, DeBartolo Development, and Realty Income, among many others.  

Matthew recently celebrated his 30th anniversary in the industry and closing over $2 billion in real estate transactions.

Matthew is a founding member of two nationwide commercial real estate organizations, the Retail Brokers Network and the Capital Markets Real Estate Association. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute.

Matthew and May Realty Advisors are active supporters of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, City of Hope, Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity.








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