“The beauty of development is the sheer delight of walking around in the results of your hard work.”
Matt has a nose for the smart risks. Though he followed his entrepreneurial instincts from an early point in his career, Matt’s approach was to spot sound opportunities while organizing contingent coping strategies. For 30 years, it’s paid off. Having directed the acquisition of over 20 million square feet of real estate assets valued in excess of $4 billion, Matt is also responsible for arranging and structuring over $2 billion in equity and debt positions. His insight into how to best create value and mitigate risk has resulted in ventures with GE Capital, Starwood Capital, Allstate, Invesco, and other industry leaders. His momentum carries on to the next generation, as all three Root children are leaders in equestrian riding and auto racing.