Team

Vice President

Matt Franke has expertise in all facets of real estate finance from initial project development to closing. During his 20 years in the commercial real estate finance industry, Matt has cultivated a diverse experience in portfolio debt, CMBS, agency lending and structured equity that continues to create value for borrowers, investors, and lenders.

Prior to joining Q10 KDH, he served with correspondent lender BMA, which provided him with first-hand experience in lender operations. Using his unique and balanced approach to real estate finance, Matt has facilitated more than 180 transactions totaling more than $1.74 billion across all major property types in markets across the United States. In 2015, he originated $103 million among 16 loans. Matt specializes in retail, multifamily, industrial and office financing with experience in Texas, Florida, Arizona, California, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Oklahoma markets.

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 year-long Future Leaders Program.

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


Deals

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.
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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.
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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 
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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.”
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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.”
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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."
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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.”
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