Matthew J. Farrell, CCIM
Agent/Broker at CORE Partners in Bingham Farms, MI
Matthew J. Farrell is the originator and co-founder of CORE Partners, LLC and current serves as an Executive Principal / Partner for the group. In addition, to his transactional services, Matt is a member of CORE’s Executive Management Team and responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, brokerage staff and oversight of 6.2 million square feet of commercial product. Prior to becoming an Executive Principal/Partner with CORE, Matt was a Vice President with Friedman Real Estate Group, Inc. which he joined in 2002, and quickly distinguished himself as a leading professional in Southeastern Michigan representing nearly 4.2 million square feet owned by the largest list of institutional owners Michigan had to offer. Matt also served a term with Grubb & Ellis for nearly three years prior and serviced many local and national users.
Matt’s credibility is confirmed by seven consecutive years as the top producer in Southeastern Michigan’s office market by outperforming the competition nearly three to one for total transactions completed and total square footage transacted. Matt takes pride in an incredible work ethic and the skill to use today’s most advanced tools to facilitate real estate business. It is not unlike Matt to diligently work through CAD file alterations, creatively find a solution to budgetary constraints and go beyond the call of duty to service clients towards a common goal. In addition to being a strong Leasing specialist Matt has been continually recognized for his Investment representation and credited by CoStar as a POWER BROKER in both categories for 2004 through present. In addition, Matt has been selected as 2009 Broker of the Year by the Commercial Board of Realtors®–Michigan and made the list of Crain’s Detroit 2009 Top 40 Under 40. Matt will often express to clients that it is his job to maximize the clients yield, whether through finding the right deal or helping to reduce cost, Matt is always trying to challenge the way business is done and often unveils unexpected value through his service.
Specializing in office, hi-tech and investment properties, Matt has an established track record and a proven ability to work through more complex real estate transactions that may involve environmental risk, difficult value assessment, lease vs. buy analysis, new lease structuring, or executing and negotiating tax free exchanges. Matt has done work on behalf of some of the area’s largest developers and corporations, including, but not limited to, Liberty Property Trust, RSM Development and Management, Crow Holdings, Broadway Partners, Morgan Stanley, SL Green, The Gale Company, DRA Advisors, Kirco, REDICO, Larson Realty Group, The Surnow Company, UBS Paine Webber, Northwestern Mutual, Stuart Frankel Development Company to name a few.
Although many would recognize Matt’s notable accomplishments and performance as a portfolio representative it actually only comprises approximately 25% of his typical annual performance. 75% of his career focus is being a “value added provider” to many Tenants, companies and corporations that consider Matt their corporate representative for all Real Estate related matters.
A Michigan native and 1999 graduate of Michigan State University, Matt resides with his wife Jessica, son Quinn, and daughters Camryn and Sylvie in Clarkston, MI.
Matt serves or is accredited with:
• Served on board for Commercial Board of Realtor (CBOR) from 2004 to current
• Is President for 2010 for the Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR)
• Is Board Member for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) for the State of Michigan
• Accredited with the Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM)
• Has been recognized for top State honors in transaction volume for Michigan’s commercial office sector and investment sales sector.
Working in Commercial Real Estate since 2000, Catylist Member since 2001
All Property Types
Michigan: Rochester Hills
Michigan: Oakland County
Michigan: Auburn Hills
Michigan: I-275 corridor
Designations & Certifications
Real Estate Licenses
Real Estate License: 6501298648
Real Estate Brokerage
Additional Languages Spoken
2,182 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Ted Wilson & Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented both the Tenant, Fieldstone Engineering & Landlord, Auburn Real Estate Ventures in a 2,043 SF, 60 month lease at 691 N Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI. Commencement date: 2/1/13.
1,638 SF, Office (Medical), Southfield, MI
Michael Farrell & Matthew Farrell represented the Landlord, Newman Center, LLC in a 2119 SF 84 month lease to Especially For Kids. Carole Rich of Lee & Associates represented the Tenant.
285,000 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
CORE Partners coordinates the sale of 1414 E Maple Rd., Troy (Maple Corporate Center) a 285,000 SF, 5 story office building from Maple Stephenson Development Associates, LLC (an entity formed by New York based Lehman Brothers Holdings who manages the remaining assets of the bankrupt Wall Street securities firm Lehman Brothers) to Sure Holdings, LLC of Birmingham, MI an entity formed to operate and manage Maple Corporate Center. United Shore Financial Services (USFS) one of the largest independent mortgage bankers in the United States has leased and will move into 110,000 SF on the buildings upper floors. The building will be re-named the United Shore Financial Center. Eric Banks represented USFS while Matthew Farrell and Michael Koenigbauer represented Lehman Brothers. Southfield based REDICO will continue to manage the property.
8,484 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Ted Wilson and Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented the Landlord Auburn Real Estate Ventures in a 7,637 SF, 87 month lease at 691 N Squirrel Rd., Suite 250, Auburn Hills, MI. The Tenant, Dover Energy, Inc. was represented by Dave Miller & Gary Stephens of Signature Associates. The commencement date is 12/1/12.
2,739 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Ted Wilson & Matthew Farrell represented both the Landlord, Auburn Real Estate Ventures and Tenant, Greater Air of Michigan in a 2,730 SF, 61 Month lease at 691 N Squirrel. Commencement is 10/1/12.
3,520 SF, Office (Office Building), Dearborn, MI
Michael Farrell & Matthew Farrell represented both the Tenant, AA1 Invesments, LLC and the Landlord, EAS&B Investments #1 - Eastpointe, LLC in a 3,100 SF, 40 Month lease at 19853 W. Outer Dr., Dearborn, MI. Lease Commencement is 8/9/12.
2,255 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Matthew Farrell & Ted Wilson represented the Landlord, Auburn Real Estate Ventures, LLP in a 2,255 SF, 60 month lease to REPLY, Inc at 691 N. Squirrel Rd., Suite 202, Auburn Hills, MI. Lease Commencement starts 10/1/12.
1,000 - 7,400 SF, Retail-Commercial (Street Retail), Howell, MI
Michael Farrell, Eric Banks and Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented both the Landlord, Newtowne Center Limited Partnership and the Tenant, Immel Insurance Agency, LLC in a 1,000 SF, 60 month lease at 2524 East Grand River Ave., Howell. Lease commencement is 10/1/12.
7,112 SF, Office (High-Tech), Farmington, MI
Matthew Farrell & Jeremiah Preston represented the Landlord, Tritech Properties, LC in a 7,112 SF, 63 month lease to Suburban Medical Laboratory, Inc. at 39205 Country Club Dr., Suite C-30, Farmington Hills, MI. The Tenant was represented by Chris Secontine of Signature Associates. Lease Commencement is upon Tenant Improvements.
996 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Ted Wilson & Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented both the Landlord, Auburn Real Estate Ventures and the Tenant, AFGI in a 996 SF, 14 month lease at 691 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills. Commencement is 8/1/12.
1,243 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
Matthew Farrell & Michael Koenigbauer of CORE Partners represented the Landlord, EA&S Investments #2-850, LLC in a 1,243 SF, 36 month lease at 850 Stephenson Hwy., Troy. The Tenant Fulton, Friedman and Gullace was represented by Signature Associates. Lease commencement is 9/1/12.
29,764 SF, Industrial (Flex Space), Pontiac, MI
Matthew Farrell represented the Seller Etkin Equities in the sale of a 29,764 SF R&D Building at 2800 Centerpoint Parkway, Pontiac. Eric Banks represented the buyer Dong Kwang. The closing date was 4/17/12.
1,497 - 8,262 SF, Office (Medical), Rochester, MI
Matthew Farrell & Ted Wilson of CORE Partners represented the Landlord in a 1,500 SF 60 month office lease at 245 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills, MI.
6,870 - 11,821 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Matthew Farrell & Ted Wilson represented the Landlord in a 3,830 SF 89 month lease at 691 N. Squirrel, Suite 215, Auburn Hills, MI.
1,254 - 5,145 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
Michael Koenigbauer & Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented both the Tenant and Landlord in the leasing of 1,254 SF for 24 months at 850 Stephenson Hwy., Troy
4,835 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
Michael Koenigbauer & Matthew Farrell of CORE Partners represented the Landlord in a 4,187 SF 36 month lease at 850 Stephenson Hwy., Troy, MI. The Tenant KOTRA was represented by Nick Murphy of Lee & Associates. Lease commencement was 3/1/12
3,804 - 9,154 SF, Office (Flex Space), Farmington, MI
Managed Rehabilitation Consultants, Inc. leased 3,804 SF for 67 months at 39303 Country Club Dr., Farmington Hills. Matthew Farrell represented both the Tenant and Landlord in the transaction.
1,542 SF, Office (Office Building), Auburn Hills, MI
Process Solutions Engineering, Inc. leased 1,343 SF for 12 months at 691 N. Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI. Matthew Farrell & Ted Wilson represented both the Tenant and Landlord.
510 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
CORE Partners leases 510 SF to SKOR Management Corp. at 1500 W. Big Beaver Rd. for a 18 month lease term.
4,675 - 7,400 SF, Retail-Commercial (Street Retail), Howell, MI
CORE Partners represented the owner, Newtowne Center Limited Partnership in a 123 month lease to the State of Michigan at 2530 E. Grand River Ave., Howell. The Tenant was represented by CBRE.
40,000 - 63,700 SF, Office (Office Building), Troy, MI
Matthew Farrell, Eric Banks, Michael Farrell & Jeremiah Preston represented both the Tenant and Landlord in the 40,340 SF, 123 month lease at 1500 W. Big Beaver Rd.