Named chair of Morris, Manning & Martin’s Commercial Real Estate Development & Finance Practice this year
Represents developers and investors in all phases of commercial transactions
Received the firm’s 2020 Wells-Graham Award for Outstanding Service
At Morris, Manning & Martin, Matt Sours represents developers and investors in all phases of commercial transactions, including development projects, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and related loan closings for multifamily, industrial, retail, medical and office properties. He also provides leasing services for landlords and tenants in all asset classes.
In addition to closing several large real estate deals, this year Sours became the chair of Morris, Manning & Martin’s Commercial Real Estate Development & Finance Practice. Over the past 12 months, the 90-plus lawyers in MMM’s Real Estate Group handled more than $20 billion in development and finance deals.
These are some of the reasons that we named Sours to our Atlanta & Southeast grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.
Sours has been named among The Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law from 2019 to 2022. He is also an active volunteer and supporter of the Kyle Pease Foundation, which raises funds to improve the lives of people with disabilities. His volunteer work includes running races with wheelchair athletes. He also volunteers with CURE Childhood Cancer, an Atlanta-based nonprofit serving children and their families.
Sours was selected as the honoree of the firm’s 2020 Wells-Graham Award for Outstanding Service. It recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond to support the firm’s corporate social responsibility initiative, MMMPact, and the community.
Before the pandemic, he regularly served lunch at the Aflac Cancer Center at Scottish Rite Hospital as part of his involvement with CURE. He also volunteers for numerous firm-sponsored events, such as Mercy Care and Service Juris, and chaired MMMPact’s Diversity Initiative for several years.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).