Matthew E. Drane

Senior Director



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Experience and Recognition

  • Over 13 years of experience as a commercial real estate executive, broker, and investor
  • Led hundreds of sales professionals for a national commercial real estate brokerage and contributed to the growth of several organizations, including two Fortune 500 companies
  • Oversaw onboarding, training, and development of Greysteel’s investment sales and capital markets professionals across all office locations
  • Developed an impressive track record of closing multi-million dollar transactions and managing client relationships throughout the U.S., Middle East, and Europe
  • Cohort I Graduate of the Emerging Developer Accelerator Program, sponsored by The Affordable Housing Trust of Franklin Country and Columbus
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI)


  • Collaborated with hundreds of investment sales professionals and loan originators nationwide, transacting north of $550MM of sales, and directly or indirectly brokered/ acquired hundreds of commercial assets
  • Currently leads the Ohio Multifamily Advisory Team, specializing in the disposition of multifamily assets for private and institutional clients throughout Central Ohio and Columbus, OH MSA.
  • Matthew is actively acquiring and improving existing real estate (commercial and residential), purchasing mortgage notes, and developing land (urban and rural)

Education, Affiliations, and Licenses

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M.B.A.
  • Miami University, Richard T. Farmer Business School, B.S. Marketing
  • Licensed sales agent in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Ohio
  • D.C. SP98379258, MD 665775, SAL.2020000914


Previous Firm Awards and Promotions

  • Board Director (2024)
  • Vice President, Investment Sales (2020)
  • Regional Manager (2017)
  • Sales Manager (2016)
  • Sales Recognition Award (2016)
  • Senior Associate Promotion (2015)
  • Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • Pace Setter (2013)


  • World Traveler (36 countries and counting)
  • Enjoy dining and entertainment with my wife and three sons
  • Passionate about fitness, faith, finance, and entrepreneurship
  • i9Sports Volunteer and Coach, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., INROADS Alumni and Volunteer, Grace Christian School Blacklick Parent, and Volunteer