Matt Ela

Matt leads the Cruzan team’s acquisition efforts in Orange County and focuses on identifying opportunities that present value-add and opportunistic investment strategies. Matt has extensive experience acquiring assets throughout Southern California and came to Cruzan after leading similar efforts as the Acquisitions Manager at Bixby Land Company, where he spent four years in various roles. Prior to that, Matt also spent four years at Greenlaw Partners and served in an acquisitions, portfolio analyst, and asset management capacity. Matt graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics. Matt is an active member in NAIOP at both the local and national levels and completed the Young Professionals Group program in 2011-12.

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