Chad Kurz

Executive Vice President

Net Lease Retail

Orange County, CA

Chad Kurz is ranked as one of the top investment sales brokers nationwide across all industries and companies. More specifically, Chad has been one of the top producing agents since the inception of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ and was the top producing agent in 2021 and 2022.


Chad started his career in residential real estate during the housing market downturn while pursuing his master’s in business. He spent an immense amount of time underwriting REO properties while simultaneously working towards his master’s degree. Chad dropped out of his master’s program to pursue his dream of working in commercial real estate. He started in Marcus and Millichap, working as one of Kyle Matthew’s first mentee agents through a referral from a colleague. The beginning of his career in commercial real estate required a daily commute of 120 miles daily in Southern California. He would arrive in the office before sunrise and leave after the sunset, routinely clocking 80-hour workweeks.


After success at Marcus and Millichap, he followed Kyle to Colliers International, where he was an integral part of the growth of what is now Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™. He led training for new agents, hired mentee agents, and provided strategic growth for the company. His skyrocketing success contributed to the success of the company. In 2016, Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ was officially formed.


Chad played an imperative role in the growth and success from the start of Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™ and earned the title of Managing Director of the firm. Chad helped expand the Matthews™’ presence by helping open and oversee new offices throughout the country. In addition, Chad oversaw the net lease division of Matthews™, which involved training agents, continuing education for senior associates, and market strategy to the agents within the division. Both new and senior agents leverage him as a mentor and problem solver.


Currently, Chad is focused on his brokerage business, which allows him to spend more time with his young family. He has been personally involved in nearly 1,000 individual transactions for roughly $5 billion in total deal volume. He prides himself on understanding the impacts of micro and macro-economic factors, debt, income statements, depreciation, and tax regulations on real estate. Chad has worked closely with publicly traded real estate investment trusts, developers, operators, large owners, and individuals. He has excellent relationships with tenants, institutional clients, and developers and maximizes the value to individuals and relatively smaller investors.


Chad is a proud La Mirada, CA native and currently resides in Newport Beach, CA, with his wife, Taylor, and his three children, Bradley, Brookson, and Poppy.

Prior to joining Matthews™, Chad spearheaded transactions and strategic endeavors while serving as Associate Vice President at Colliers International. Thereafter his tenure at Colliers, Chad joined Matthews™, to develop what is now an innovative, leading force in commercial real estate brokerage. His contributions have directly risen the bottom-line and propelled the company to the highest levels of brokerage performance.

B.A., Business Marketing, Emphasis in Real Estate
Chapman University


  • 2024 Q1 CoStar Quarterly Deal Winner
  • 2021, 2022 – Top Producing Agent – Matthews™
  • 2021 – Legends Club – Matthews™
  • 2021 Influencer in Net Lease- GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
  • 2020 – Circle of Excellence – Matthews™
  • 2020 – Top Brokers – Connect Media
  • 2019 – Top Closing Agent – Matthews™
  • 2017 – Top Investment Sales Broker – GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
  • 2015 – Named Real Estate Forum’s Emerging Leader in Retail
  • 2013, 2014 – Chairman’s Award – Matthews™
  • 2013, 2014 – Colliers International Max Green Sales Award
  • 2013, 2014 – #1 Auto Parts Broker – Number of Transactions Closed Across All Companies
  • 2014 – #1 Ranked Broker – Successful Number of Closings
  • 2013 – #1 Ranked Broker – Number of Listings Generated


  • California Bureau of Real Estate
  • License No. 01911198 (CA)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


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