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Matthew Johnston

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Professional Summary

A member of the Government Solutions practice group, Matt Johnston has well over a decade of experience assisting clients with complex real estate transactions.  Matt’s career has focused largely on transactions with the General Services Administration and other federal, state and local agencies, including leases, acquisitions and dispositions, and property exchange transactions.  Matt has extensive experience with financing build-to-suit projects for governmental tenants and a deep understanding of the issues unique to purchases and sales of properties leased to government agencies. 

Prior to joining Colliers International, Matt practiced for ten years as a real estate attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP.  In addition to government real estate, Matt maintained a broad-based transactional practice, focusing on the financing, acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate. Matt also counseled owners and tenants in all phases of the design and construction process.

Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and subsequently earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law. 



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