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Matt Cypher

Matt Cypher

Professor of the Practice and Director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

“Underwriting Office and Multi-Family”

Matt Cypher is Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and Director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.  

Prior to joining Georgetown, Cypher was a member of Invesco’s real estate acquisitions group in 2005. While at Invesco, he was responsible for oversight of the Underwriting Group, which acquired $10.2 billion worth of institutional real estate during his leadership tenure. Cypher has personally underwritten $1.5 billion of acquisitions culminating with the purchase of 230 Park Avenue in New York, which Invesco acquired on behalf of its client capital in June 2011. Additionally, he was responsible for the Valuations group, which marks to market Invesco’s more than $13 billion North American portfolio. Cypher also was a member of Invesco’s Investment Committee and Investment Strategy Committee. He served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University teaching courses in the real estate concentration of the university’s MBA program while at Invesco. 

Cypher has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Property Research, and Urban Affairs Review. He also has written for trade-level publications including Urban Land and The Institutional Real Estate Letter.

Cypher holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Texas A&M and a B.S from The Pennsylvania State University.

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