A&G Realty Taps Mike Matlat Senior Managing Director

Melville, New York, October 2, 2013 - A&G Realty Partners, a leading commercial real estate, advisory and investment group, today announced that it is expanding its senior management team with the appointment of industry veteran Mike Matlat as Senior Managing Director.  In this role, Mr. Matlat will be responsible for building out the firm’s expertise into additional sectors including hospitality, industrial and mixed-use while supporting A&G retail and equity teams.

“There is a radical transformation taking place in commercial real estate, causing companies across the board to rethink their real estate strategy and look to either reduce the square footage, relocate or monetize their leases and fee-owned properties..  Mike’s strong track record will enable us to help a broader range of companies navigate this transformation and structure creative real estate solutions that generate value,” said Andy Graiser, Co-President of A&G Realty Partners.  

Co-President Emilio Amendola continued, “To that end, we see a significant opportunity for a new tenant mix in malls and strip centers where spaces previously occupied by retailers can be replaced by hospitality, healthcare and education companies and felt it was important to expand our expertise in these areas.”

With more than 20 years of commercial real estate expertise specializing in real estate sales, lease dispositions and negotiating occupancy cost reductions,  Mr. Matlat was most recently Managing Director at DJM Realty.  Throughout his distinguished career, he has achieved over $500 million in sales of warehouse, industrial, hospitality, retail and residential space, and has been successfully represented a long roster of high profile companies.  Mr. Matlat is also the former president of the Turnaround Management Association of the Long Island, New York chapter, where he has been an active member for more than 10 years.  Mr. Matlat holds an M.S. in Education from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.

About A&G Realty Partners

A&G Realty Partners specializes in real estate dispositions, lease restructurings, facilitating growth opportunities, valuations and acquisitions. A&G Realty has serviced the nation's most recognizable retail brands in healthy and distressed situations. A&G Realty is a leader in finding innovative ways to consolidate and reconfigure real estate to achieve the highest possible value. A&G Realty was founded in 2012 and  headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.agrealtypartners.com