Team

Vice President

Matt Franke is Vice President and Director of Loan Production at Q10 KDH’s Houston office.  Matt has 25 years of transactional experience in the commercial real estate finance industry, including 21 years at Q10 KDH.  In this time he has cultivated a diverse knowledge in portfolio debt, CMBS, agency lending and structured equity that creates value for borrowers, investors, and lenders. By utilizing a team approach in nearly all of his transactions, Matt both supports and is supported by his KDH principal owners, originators and analysts.

Matt started his professional career with a Midwest life insurance company in 1992, which provided him with first-hand experience in portfolio lender operations.  Using his unique and balanced approach to real estate finance, Matt has facilitated more than 240 transactions totaling more than $1.93 billion covering all major property types in markets across the United States. In 2017, he originated 21 transactions totaling more than $130 million. Matt specializes in retail, multifamily, industrial and office financing with experience in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, California, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Oklahoma markets.

By utilizing his investor relationships in Houston and nationally, Matt delivers a high volume of transactions across many asset types.  Noteworthy transactions include:

  • Fixed rate permanent financing for a newly constructed mixed use retail/office development in northwest Houston.  The $30,000,000 loan was placed with a Q10 KDH correspondent life insurance company.
  • Fixed rate cash out refinance of a Costco/Lowe’s anchored retail center in west Houston. The $44,000,000 loan was placed with a life insurance company lender.
  • Fixed rate cash out refinance of a Class A mixed use retail/restaurant property in Midtown Houston.  The $19,500,000 loan was placed with a CMBS lender.
  • Construction financing for a new corporate headquarters campus for a regional energy service company. The $14,635,000 was placed with national banking institution.

Matt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is an active member with the Mortgage Bankers Association and a graduate of the MBA’s Future Leaders Program.  Away from the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and photography.

Contact Matt at 713-871-5811 or franke@q10kdhco.com


Deals

Property Name: Boardwalk at Towne Lake
Location: Houston, TX
Property Type: Mixed Use
Transaction Type: Long term fixed rate
Loan Amount: Undisclosed
Details: Long term fixed rate financing was provided by Q10 KDH correspondent lender, Thrivent Financial.  The asset spans over 124,800 square feet for retail, restaurant, and office use.
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Texas Wholesale Distribution Center
Location: Houston , TX
Property Type: Retail
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: $6,400,000
Details: "On behalf of our repeat client, MacDougall & Associates, we were able to secure an attractive 12 year fixed interest rate for this sale-leaseback transaction.  Lincoln Financial was attracted to the loan due to the asset's excellent location at the intersection of two Interstate highways, the strong tenancy, and MacDougall’s expertise with this asset type. Working together, we were able to rate lock early at an attractive yield to the investors and close in less than 60 days." - Matt Franke
More Info: Matt Franke & Emily Zarcaro at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Midtown Retail
Location: Houston, Texas
Property Type: Retail
Transaction Type: Refinance and Renovation
Loan Amount: $4,770,000
More Info: Matt Franke & Emily Zarcaro at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Sun Chase
Location: Austin, TX
Property Type: Land
Transaction Type: Permanent Financing
Loan Amount: $40,000,000
Details: “Our company motto at KDH is ‘Growth Through Relationships’ and this transaction is the embodiment of that message.  By that, I’m referencing our relationship with Qualico that was established more than 6 years ago and has been strengthened through this most recently closed financing.  Like most transactions, this one had its ups and downs and ended up taking substantially longer to close than we initially anticipated.  In this case, getting our lender to issue the loan commitment was more or less routine but the real challenge was getting the closing team comfortable with the large 1,600 acre land assemblage that served as our primary collateral. Fortunately, we were able to coordinate closing efforts through frequent calls with the team, and our competent and professional surveyor and title company reps were able to provide the need supporting docs to lender’s satisfaction. I’m really looking forward to watching this master planned community grow and mature in coming years.  With its proximity to the Austin-Bergstrom Airport, the new Circuit of the Americas and numerous employment options, I’m confident that Sun Chase will be another of Qualico’s successful communities.” – Matt Franke
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Cypress Creek Plaza
Location: Houston, TX
Property Type: Retail
Transaction Type: Permanent Financing
Loan Amount: $16,000,000
Details: The Q10 KDH team of Matt Franke, Ray Driver and Emily Zarcaro worked together to arrange $16,000,000 in permanent financing for a newly constructed Class A shopping center.  The retail center, known as Cypress Creek Plaza, is located in Northwest Houston, Texas.  The property is located less than two miles from the newly opened Grand Parkway which has spurred rapid development in the submarket. Cypress Creek Plaza is shadow-anchored by H-E-B Grocery and offers 51,034 NRSF among three buildings and three ground leased pad sites including Chase Bank, Wendy’s and Zaxby’s. The permanent loan was provided by Thrivent Financial at a sub 4% fixed interest rate with a 10-year term and 30-year amortization.
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Pineway & Westway Business Portfolio
Location: Houston, Texas
Property Type: Office/Industrial
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: $5,000,000
Details: Q10 KDH Vice President Matt Franke arranged $5,000,000 in non-recourse financing for Pineway and Westway Business Centers, which are separate properties located about 3 miles apart in Northwest Houston. The combined properties offer 116,950 NRSF situated on 7.93 acres.  Q10 KDH correspondent lender Advantus provided the financing with an interest rate in the low 4% range with a 25-year amortization and a 10 year maturity.
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Mason Point Collection
Location: Katy, TX
Property Type: Mixed Use
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: Undisclosed
Details: “The property is unique in its multiple tenant uses which included a freestanding restaurant, traditional inline retail, warehouse and a family entertainment destination. Our client had identified the subject as an attractive investment, and when it became available, they seized the opportunity by moving quickly with our relationship bank lender. Going forward, we will work with the lender to fund improvements to property, with the intent of repositioning the asset as part of a long-term investment for the new owners.” - Matt Franke 
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Magna Mirrors
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Property Type: Office/Warehouse
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: $2,425,000
Details: “Starting six months prior to the existing loan’s maturity, we worked with our repeat California investor to identify suitable lenders for this transaction. We leveraged our relationship with StanCorp to structure a fixed rate loan with a coupon in the low 4%’s. The borrower was given multiple options, but chose to work with us because of closing certainty. In the end, it was a win for both borrower and lender.”
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Kilgore Corporate Headquarters
Location: Houston, TX
Property Type: Industrial/Warehouse
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: $6,300,000
Details: “We worked closely with our repeat borrower, MacDougall & Co., to structure competitive financing that reflects the institutional quality of this building. After receiving multiple loan proposals, we chose to work with one of our life insurance company lenders, who recognized the highly desirable Northwest Houston location and the operational strength of Kilgore. Everyone was a winner with this transaction including the tenant, MacDougall, and the lender.”
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Manitex Regional HQ Financed for $5.8 Million
Location: Georgetown, TX
Property Type: Industrial/Warehouse
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: $5,800,000
Details: "KDH worked closely with Brennan’s management to identify suitable non-recourse acquisition financing for this large 192,000 square foot manufacturing campus. The financing requirements were very specific, and we were fortunate that our lender was able to customize a debt package tailored specifically to this transaction including offering both fixed and floating rate options. The closing teams consisted of KDH, Brennan, Manitex and the lender with each working together to get this across the finish line."
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me

Property Name: Plaza on Broadway
Location: Pearland, TX
Property Type: Medical Office/Professional/Retail
Transaction Type: Acquisition Financing
Loan Amount: Undisclosed
Details: “Our borrower required non-recourse, fixed interest rate financing to facilitate their acquisition of the subject property.  The transaction was challenging because of the tenant-in-common ownership structure, and because one of the owners was acquiring the center as part of a reverse 1031 exchange.  Thanks to highly competent counsel representing both the borrower and lender, these challenges were met in a timely manner and thus providing a significant income tax savings to our client.”
More Info: Matt Franke at 713-871-5811 or contact me