Michael Pakravan

Senior Vice President & National Director

Retail Leasing

El Segundo, CA

Michael Pakravan serves as SVP & National Director of Retail Leasing for Matthews™. Bringing more than 15 years of leasing expertise to Matthews™, Michael leads a team of twelve agents across three offices, representing both property owners and tenants. During his tenure, Michael has brokered over 500 lease transactions in more than 200 commercial properties. 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. In addition to this, Michael’s impressive background has provided him with extensive knowledge and experience in areas such as mixed-used development 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, Nekter Juice Bar, Yoshinoya, Circus Trix, Dog Haus, Encore Nail Spa, Hoke Poke, and Domino’s Pizza.

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


  • 2009, 2010, 2012 CoStar Power Broker
  • Founding Partner of successful restaurant chain in Los Angeles, CA
  • 2019 Chairman’s Award – Matthews™


  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives of Southern California (ACRE SoCal)
  • License No. 01706065


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