First Vice President
Matt Davis is a Vice President with Colliers International’s Self Storage Group. His primary business focus is representing institutions, partnerships and individuals in the acquisition and disposition of self storage assets across the United States and Canada.
Matt’s 24+ years of real estate valuation work, along with his experience and market knowledge across most commercial and industrial real estate classes, gives him the ability to provide owners an accurate measure of how today’s investment market values their asset(s).
Mr. Davis’ efforts are primarily focused on the self storage industry; however, given his years of valuation experience across all asset classes, Matt also has the expertise to represent sellers who own other real estate in Northeast Ohio (i.e. retail, office, industrial, multifamily, etc.).
2018 Colliers Rookie of the Year Award Winner
2019 Colliers Brokerage Associate of the Year Award Winner
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
- majored in Real Estate & Urban Analysis (Business School)
Appraisal Institute (1992-2017)
- completed MAI education requirements & passed comprehensive MAI exam
Memberships & Involvements
State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (1992 - 2016) - State of Ohio
Board of Directors - Appraisal Institute | Northeast Ohio Chapter
Youth Lacrosse Director - Rocky River, OH (2016 - 2018)
Creating high-quality, engaging marketing collateral that accurately conveys property information in an easy to digest, aesthetically-pleasing format is my passion. Commercial real estate property investors rely on this valuable information to make educated decisions regarding investment opportunities.
As a Marketing Specialist with the Cleveland office of Colliers International, I use my high-level skill and expertise in Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to support the Capital Markets team that specializes in advising buyers and sellers on the acquisition and disposition of Self Storage and Office properties.
Prior to joining Colliers International in May 2015, I began my career in the industrial roofing industry where I served as a Sales and Marketing Assistant for nineteen years supporting a National Sales director and 60 sales representatives across the country. I appreciate that my beneficial experience has enabled me to collaborate with incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, top-notch experts in their field, and has taught me the importance of taking initiative, pulling together as a team to achieve goals, and providing the best service and most effective solutions possible to satisfy our clients. I'm thankful to be immersed in this multifaceted industry and driven to enhance my knowledge and skills daily.
Senior Vice President
With over 22 years in real estate, I’ve seen and solved most of the problems that arise in marketing and selling commercial properties. When I started my career, the industry experts said I would need to complete 100 deals to experience all the various types of deals. I’ve successfully completed over 500 commercial transactions.
Owners and clients of self storage properties are the most important people in my practice. To them it's critical they bond with a trustworthy, competent partner. Afterall they are placing their life long work in the hands of a real estate expert to market and sell their asset ensuring their financial objectives are met.
Undoubtedly in self storage, the client’s business is normally very successful. Its a matter of understanding how they built and maintain their revenue and then use my skills to market their benchmark successes attracting the highest paying investor the market will offer.
Hearing an owner say “yes Tom I want you to sell my property’” is always welcomed news in my daily work, but delivering the right process bringing the transaction to a successful close and pleasing the client is the most rewarding experience in my profession.
Broker in Training
I enjoy bringing attention to detail and a passion for in-depth research to my work. My background in urban planning combined with several years of professional experience leave me competent and qualified to understand my clients’ needs and goals. In June of 2021, I transitioned into my current role as an Associate with the Top-Producing Self-Storage Team where I have developed skills in analyzing, underwriting, valuing, and marketing self-storage assets. I am an expert at utilizing property and market data to promote the Self-Storage team's skills and effectiveness in delivering the highest quality market valuations across the US and Canada.
I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s School of Planning. My previous work experiences involved marketing and fundraising, infrastructure improvements, and economic development plans to sustain low-cost high-impact programs in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio. When I began working with Colliers in 2019 as a Research Analyst I was vital in the support of their 20 person brokerage team implementing an internal lease comp database, publishing quarterly reports, and introducing new software and applications for mapping, demographics, and property data. Now I assist the team the Self-Storage team every step of the way from prospecting and lead generation to market valuations, marketing, and transaction management.