2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
Completed $665 million in transactions during 2020
As Executive Managing Director with Newmark’s Debt & Structured Finance Group in Tampa, Matt Williams brings almost 20 years of experience and over $17 billion in financing transactions to the Multifamily Capital Markets space.
Based in Tampa, Williams oversees the debt origination platform for Florida and is responsible for debt and equity placements predominantly in the Southeast region.
In 2020, Williams originated more than $650 million in financings. While the pandemic made sourcing and closing transactions much more difficult for a number of reasons including most working from home, concerns over collections, eviction moratoriums, challenges surrounding site inspections and due diligence and more, Matt and his team were still able to complete site inspections and due diligence, ensuring successful outcomes for his clients as a result.
These are some of the reasons we selected Williams for inclusion in our first-ever Top Mortgage Brokers and Lenders Awards. These awards recognize industry professionals who have demonstrated the highest standards in commercial real estate finance.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.