The May Realty Advisors' Professionals
Meet Our Team
Vested in the retail segment of real estate for over 30 years, Matthew brings a valued perspective and insight to his clients derived from his background in marketing and research combined with his experience with executing expansion programs for national retailers, project leasing and investment sales.
May founded May Realty Advisors in 2000 with the mission to deliver investors and developers an institutional level of market intelligence and service with an entrepreneurial approach. Prior to the formation of May Realty Advisors, Matthew ran the retail divisions for prominent real estate companies including Beitler Commercial and Madison Partners.
Matthew has completed over $2,000,000,000 in transaction value. Clients include Teachers Insurance, NNN Realty, Citibank, Chase, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, KOAR Institutional Advisors, Macy’s, Kennedy Wilson, Northern Trust Bank.
Matthew is a nationally recognized speaker, contributing author. He also serves as an expert witness and consultant to retailers, appraisers and attorneys. The Los Angeles Business Journal, City of Beverly Hills and Costar have recognized Matthew for his contribution and accomplishments in the field of retail real estate brokerage.
Matthew is a founding member of two national real estate networks, the Retail Brokers Network (RBN) and Capital Markets Real Estate Network. Matthew is a member of the Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (ACRE) International Association of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute ((ULI).
Matthew received a degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. Matthew and May Realty Advisors are active supporters of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, City of Hope, Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.
Richard has been involved in the real estate industry, both tangentially and directly, for the past thirty years. Prior to becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker, Richard was an Architect and the Managing Principal in MCG Architects.
While at MCG, Richard oversaw more than one billion square-feet of new and renovated, retail malls, lifestyle centers and urban development projects and played a key role in firm’s major presence in the United States and abroad. With a strong desire to utilize his design and development skills on his own behalf and that of his clients, Richard joined Millennium Properties and Development with offices in Los Angeles and Las Vegas as Principal. Richard completed over $300,000,000.00 of land transactions during his tenure at Millennium.
During his tenure at MCG, Richard worked closely and successfully with Matthew, who handled MCG’s real estate matters, and in 2011 Richard joined May Realty Advisors as a Managing Director and reunited with his longtime friend and business associate Matthew May.
Samantha Mills brings well over 20 years of experience and expertise in the retail arena.
Beginning with opening and building a retail apparel chain at age nineteen and then developing her first shopping center at age 25, Samantha brings a broad knowledge in retailing, ground-up developing of shopping centers, center design, permitting,and construction, incorporating legal document review and drafting. This knowledge and experience has led into in a successful career and have further culminated in the appointment as the Head of Colliers International Retail Division for the Western United States and the subsequent appointment as Vice President at May Realty Advisors to provide development, strategic planning, leasing, sale, and retail site acquisition representation.
Samantha has negotiated on behalf of many national/regional companies in their expansion, including Choice Hotels, Chipotle, La-Z-Boy, Office Max, Taco Bell, FED/EX, Del Taco, State of California, San Diego County General Services, San Diego County Board of Education and various financial institutions resulting in over a billion dollars in contractual obligations including the then largest land sale transaction in the brokerage’s history.
May Realty Advisors (MRA) is a team of commercial real estate professionals who are passionate about what we do. Our team has over 25 years of experience and a diversity of skills that range from asset management to sales & leasing, due diligence, development and finance.