Matt Messier leads the Religious and Educational Practice Group of the company, which has assisted over 2,500 religious, educational, and not-for-profit groups in the disposition or acquisition of real estate in over 30 states. Matt is one of the original 12 partners who began Foundry Commercial back in 2007 (formerly CNL) when the firm he had worked with for over 15 years (Trammell Crow Company) was purchased. Matt is often asked to speak at conferences such as Denominational Investment and Loan Administrators, Conference for Catholic Facility Management, and the National Association of Church and Institutional Financing Organization. He is also the author of numerous articles in peer magazines and periodicals.
Matt has assisted a number of denominations, extensions funds, lenders and schools with the analysis, management and brokerage of their real estate. He implemented a national marketing program and single point of contact system for one of the largest extension funds in the country to assist in the asset and property management and sale of organization-owned properties, Matt continues to manage this account and has for over 15 years.
As the account manager for board of Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Matt has assisted in developing a transparent marketing platform along with fair and public policy procedures for analysis and disposition of 60 surplus properties, while implementing a tailored marketing strategy.
Matt also serves as the exclusive broker for the Evangelical Christian Credit Union in representing its REO portfolio of non-performing assets across the country. To date, Matt has assisted ECCU with the management and sale of over 100 properties.
Additionally, Matt has assisted the Arch-Diocese of St. Louis with a market analysis and disposition of 13 churches and parishes within the North Deanery of St. Louis. He consistently achieves prices significantly higher than the client had anticipated.
One of the greatest joys of Matt’s life was working side by side with his late father who taught him everything he knows about real estate. Matt’s dad told him to treat every property as if it was owned by his mother. To this day, Matt and his team at Foundry uphold these values.