Matt began investing in and selling real estate in the Los Angeles area in the 1980's. Prior to pursuing a full-time career in the real estate field, he founded and developed one of Southern California's largest direct marketing and fulfillment companies. In 1995, he sold his interest in that company to concentrate solely on property investments and real estate sales. At that time, Matt also co-formed the real estate team that grew to be known as Powerhouse Partners one of the #1 real estate teams in the Southern San Fernando Valley. Powerhouse partners consist of over 2 dozen seasoned full time agents and 2 full time skilled and experienced staff members.
Since his real estate start up, Matt has personally brokered over 1000 real estate property transactions representing approximately $600 million in completed sales. Matt consistently ranks in the top 1% company wide and is a Luxury Property Specialist.
In 2000, then-Mayor Richard Riordan appointed Matt to serve on the South Valley Planning Commission for the City of Los Angeles. Recently, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa asked him to assume the presidency of the commission. In this role, Matt presides over hearings and provides oversight and review of cases on planning matters in the San Fernando Valley. He is considered an authority on zoning and entitlement issues. Matt has been vice president of the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Association since 1995. He has also served on the executive board of directors for We Spark, a cancer support center in Sherman Oaks.