Mr. Akin joined McCann Realty Partners in August 2012 as its President. He has over 26 years of multi-family real estate experience. Since joining McCann, Mr. Akin has led the company through its leadership transition and formed several new institutional equity relationships. Mr. Akin leads McCann Realty’s day to day operations and is focused on building a strong team of professionals while continuing to focus on development and transactions.
Mr. Akin’s experience touches all aspects of a fully integrated apartment real estate company including transactions, joint ventures, development, asset management, redevelopment, as well as finance and accounting. Matt came to McCann from UDR, Inc (formerly called United Dominion Realty Trust). Matt led the Acquisitions and Dispositions Department at UDR, and has led transactions over $8.5 billion in more than 40 markets across the country. Matt helped lead the growth of UDR from a total capitalization of $4 billion to $10 billion. Among his highlights at UDR include the forming and management of a Joint Venture with Kuwait Finance House and the acquisition of the GP interest in the more than $2 billion Hanover portfolio with Met Life.
Mr. Akin has a BBA in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Texas, at Dallas. He has also completed executive education at Columbia University in New York City and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Multi-Housing Council.