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As CIO, Mr. Evans is responsible for developing investment strategy, supporting the firm’s continued rapid growth, and driving operational efficiency. Matt has more than 19 years of commercial real estate and finance experience. Matt has played a pivotal role in the acquisition of $40+ billion in assets including $4.4 billion in commercial real estate through single asset and portfolio transactions in both equity investments and loan purchases. Prior to joining Dedeaux Properties in 2016, Matt led the Asset Management and Capital Markets activities for Arden, GE Real Estate’s wholly owned office portfolio, nationally (approximately 15 million square feet). Prior to his role in Asset Management, Matt was responsible for the identification, development and maintenance of commercial real estate joint-venture equity partnerships and investments in industrial, multifamily, office, and retail assets. Before joining GE Real Estate's equity team in 2005, Matt spent four years as a member of GE Capital's Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team, where he identified, analyzed, and executed on GE Capital acquisition targets in existing and new industries. Matt is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP), a 100+ year leadership development pipeline and he is also six-sigma quality trained and certified. While at GE, Matt represented GE’s Hispanic Forum as a member of GE Real Estate’s Diversity Board. Matt has a BA in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from Columbia University.