About / Team/ GARY CHOU

Area of Expertise

Gary Chou stands as the Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Single-Tenant Net-Leased Business for Matthews Retail Advisors™. Gary and his team specialize in advisory consulting and the disposition and acquisition of single-tenant NNN properties nationwide. Matthews Retail Advisors Single-Tenant Net-Leased Practice Group holds one of the largest market shares nationwide for this particular vertical. Gary has managed transactions and forged ties with clients ranging from private investors and institutions to some of the world’s largest corporate restaurant companies, publicly traded REITs, private equity funds, franchise operators, developers, and high net-worth individuals. In addition to standard Net Leased Transactions, Gary advises using his comprehensive knowledge, unrelenting work ethic, and leading authority on using sale-leasebacks as a financial instrument to maximize financial benefits, thereby guiding his clients toward their investment goals through commercial real estate.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Top Producer, Matthews™ | 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Top 25 U.S. Retail Sales Broker, Real Estate Forum | 2017
  • Top Influencer in Retail, Real Estate Forum | 2018
  • Circle of Excellence, Matthews™ | 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Chairman’s Club, Matthews™ | 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • Largest Fee Closed, Matthews™ | 2016, 2018

Business Background

Prior to his current role at Matthews Retail Advisors, Gary established himself as a top producer at Colliers International where he managed transactions and created valuable relationships with some of the nation’s largest institutions, developers, syndicators, lenders, and REITs. During this tenure he was one of five recipients of the company’s Next Gen Award, an accolade earned by the top upcoming brokers nationwide.

Community Involvement

UCLA Alumni Mentor Program

Affiliations and Memberships

  • California Bureau of Real Estate
  • License No. 01911222
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Young Leaders Group, Committee Co-Chair
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group

Education and Qualifications

B.S., Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa Society in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

University of California, Los Angeles