Michael Pakravan serves as SVP & National Director of Retail Leasing for Matthews™. Bringing more than 17 years of brokerage expertise to Matthews™, Michael leads fourteen agents across four offices, representing property owners, buyers and tenants. During his tenure, Michael has brokered over 600 sales and lease transactions. As an effective deal maker with a proven track record, Michael achieves success for his clients by applying his versatile expertise, calculated market information, and aggressive business strategy to retail leasing and investment sales. In addition to this, Michael’s impressive background has provided him with extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as retail, multifamily, and mixed-used development, restaurant operation, and property management. He has transacted deals with a multitude of national tenants including Chase, Petco, Starbucks, Vallarta Supermarkets, Blink Fitness, Big 5 Sporting Goods, and Dollar Tree. Currently, Michael exclusively represents tenants such as Jersey Mike’s, Gyu Kaku, Silverlake Ramen, Veg N Out, Health Nut, Dog Haus, The Drunkin Crab, Mayweather Boxing, and the Xponential Fitness brand, which includes Club Pilates, Yoga Six, AKT, Stretch Lab, Pure Barre, Row House, Cyclebar, and Stride.
During the foundation of his career, Michael took his first step into the business by gaining a holistic insight of the complex and diverse world of real estate development. In 2004, he moved into retail leasing at Center Business Management (CBM). During his tenure, he represented landlords in over 100 shopping centers in Southern California. In 2013, Michael joined Kennedy Wilson as Vice President and expanded his business to include tenant representation, brokerage sales of commercial property and development land, and further expanded his expertise in landlord representation to include additional property types such as mixed use development and high street retail leasing.
B.A., Business Management
University of California, Santa Cruz