After growing up as the oldest of four boys in Gig Harbor Washington, Seattle has been home since 2003.
While studying Economics at the University of Washington, the transformation of South Lake Union sparked Matt’s interest in commercial real estate. Joe Cannon then took a chance on a young man who had no sales experience and an entrepreneurial spirit.
After negotiating to purchase a small retail building in 2009 - unfazed by the rapidly unfolding economic crisis or the fact that he had never owned a house, 47 North renovated and leased the property to Chuck’s Hop Shop.
This focus on intentional design and the impact of every project in the context of the communities in which we develop seems to produce positive investor returns. Until proven otherwise, Matt will keep doing his best to improve the urban fabric of the Pacific Northwest one building at a time!
Matt enjoys spending free time hanging out with family and friends and hiking, biking, or simply maintaining his sanity while basking in the glory of the PNW - aided by a small island in the San Juans and a healthy portion of Dungeness crab!