Dermody Properties, a national real estate investment, development and management company specializing in acquisitions and development of logistics properties, has hired Matthew Mexia as partner, Southern California, to manage properties in the southern part of the state. He is based in Orange County.
In this role, Mexia will source and execute acquisition and development opportunities in the Southern California market, consistent with Dermody Properties’ strategy of acquiring and developing class A logistics facilities in infill submarkets. Mexia also will work in asset management and customer relations for the region.
Dermody Properties has been active in this market in the past two years, with current acquisitions and developments including LogistiCenter at Rialto, LogistiCenter at Park Meridian in Riverside, Calif., and LogistiCenter at Fontana.
Prior to joining Dermody Properties, Mexia was managing partner at Industrial Capital Advisors, where he co-managed the firm in sourcing industrial acquisition opportunities for institutional clients and capital partners, with added responsibilities in marketing, business development and investor relationships, and where he closed more than $100 million in industrial real estate transactions.
Prior to that, he was vice president of capital markets services at DTZ, covering the entire Western United States, where he coordinated investment offerings and provided transaction services and strategic planning to investors and global corporate clients.
Mexia also has served as the director and vice president of investment services for the western United States at NorthMarq.
Mexia is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Association for Industrial and Office Properties. He is a certified commercial investment member and has his California real estate broker license. Mexia holds a B.A. in political science from Southern Methodist University, and a certificate in real estate development from New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate.