Michael Pakravan serves as FVP & National Director of Retail Leasing for Matthews™. Bringing more than 19 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 700 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 real estate investment, development, leasing and management across different product types such as retail, multifamily, industrial and office. He has transacted deals with a multitude of national tenants including Chase Bank, 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, Health Nut, Dog Haus, Bruxie Chicken and Waffles, and the Xponential Fitness brand, which includes Club Pilates, Yoga Six, AKT, Stretch Lab, Pure Barre, Row House, Cyclebar, Rumble Boxing and Stride. Michael’s intimate knowledge of the retail landscape, having brokered on average 80 retail lease transaction per year in 2019, 2020 and 2021, has given him a competitive edge in identifying investment sales opportunities for clients as well as driving pricing on the disposition of the assets for his clients.
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, investment 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