Matt Messier, SIOR, CCIM

Principal, Managing Director, Designated Managing Broker-Illinois, Mission Property Group

Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh



Matt Messier leads Foundry Commercial’s Mission Property Group, which has assisted over 3,000 religious, educational, and nonprofit groups in the disposition or acquisition of real estate in almost all 50 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 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/property management and sale of organization-owned properties and has continued to manage this account for over 15 years. In addition, Matt is often asked to speak at conferences, lead webinars and is the author of numerous articles in peer magazines and periodicals.

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 including the importance of treating every property as if it was owned by his mother. To this day, Matt and his team at Foundry uphold these values.

Noteworthy Representation
Below is a small sample of the organizations that Matt has had the privilege of partnering with:

  • 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 AdelFi (formerly ECCU) in representing its REO portfolio of non-performing assets across the country. To date, Matt has assisted AdelFi with the management and sale of over 100 properties.
  • Additionally, Matt assists the Archdiocese of Chicago the disposition of several churches and parishes across the Chicago metro area. He consistently achieves prices significantly higher than the client had anticipated.
  • Through a 30+ year partnership, Matt leads the Real Estate Solutions team for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund which exists to serve LCMS churches and their partners in stewarding their vision and assets towards a fruitful ministry.
  • Matt represents a number of United Methodist Church conferences, PCUSA Presbyteries, Disciples of Christ regions, and LCMS districts across the county.

Education & Accreditations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • B.A., History, University of Central Florida
  • A.S., International Business, Valencia Community College
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in multiple states
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors