Matt Bear is a real estate and finance business leader with a rich history of more than 22 years of transactional, development and advisory experience, including ten years of principal investing and retail real estate development.    His experience covers much of the western United States with clients and key business relationships that span across real estate, finance and private equity sectors.

His areas of focus are:  retail acquisitions and dispositions, sale leaseback structures, retail roll out assignments, hotel acquisitions, and capital structure advisory.

Mr. Bear was one of two founding partners of Venture Development Group.   This company specialized in the development of single tenant buildings, neighborhood and power center projects. The firm has acquired, developed, and/or disposed of 20 properties totaling $55,000,000.00. He led team of 18 including: development, finance, property management and legal management professionals.  Carried out investment/development strategies of firm while leading all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions and leasing on commercial real estate assets.

Previously, Mr. Bear was a leading retail real estate broker in Las Vegas, representing many retail and restaurant companies on local and regional expansion plans, significant landlord representation, site selection and investment sales.

Education and Accomplishments
B.A. Communications, University of Las Vegas, NV, 1994.
Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (SCLS) – I.C.S.C.
International Council of Shopping Centers – Member since 1992
2003 INBUSINESS Las Vegas, Top 40 Under 40
Real Estate Capital Markets and Business Strategy Executive Education Seminar, Harvard Business School, 2012
Milken Institute, Young Leaders Circle