Birmingham, AL (May 2023) – Graham & Company, the Birmingham, Alabama-based commercial real estate services company, recently announced the transition of its leadership team.
“After 45 years of leading Graham & Company, we are thrilled for the next generation of leadership to continue Graham & Company’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive the firm’s continued growth with integrity and passion,” said Mike and Steve Graham in a joint statement.
Matthew Graham joined Graham & Company in 2018 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Investments. “I am eager to partner with Henry Graham to lead the Company’s continued growth for decades to come,” said Matthew. “This transition allows our firm to leverage its past success while looking towards the future to further our long-term goals.”
As CEO, Matthew will lead the development and execution of Graham & Company’s vision & strategy, while promoting the continued success of Graham & Company’s brokerage services. Over the last five years at Graham & Co, Matthew has been instrumental in the sourcing and closing of over $500 million in loan proceeds to fund various acquisitions and developments across the Southeast. Prior to his time at Graham & Company, Matthew worked for Eastdil Secured in Washington, DC where he contributed to the successful closing of over $3.4 billion of commercial real estate debt, equity, and joint-venture transactions across office, industrial, multifamily, retail, and other commercial uses. Matthew holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and also received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Henry joined Graham’s property management division in 2012 and quickly identified construction management and development as the area within the company where he would bring the most value. Stepping into the role of Vice President of Development in 2018, Henry ensured Graham’s development platform reached record levels and geographic reach in recent years.
As President and CDO, Henry will spearhead Graham & Co’s development and construction management efforts across Alabama and the Southeast while also supporting the Company’s growing property management division. During his time at Graham, Henry has delivered nearly 4 million square feet of industrial and office projects across the Southeast, stretching as far west as Texas and as far north as Virginia. Since 2020, Henry has been instrumental in the construction and delivery of approximately $200 million of industrial assets in Alabama alone, including a 530,000 SF build-to-suit for Mercedes Benz and over 1,000,000 square feet of speculative industrial space. Henry holds a BS in Business Administration from Washington & Lee University. “Mike and Steve have been incredible mentors while also encouraging me to take risks and trust in yourself and the team around you. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than Matthew Graham in making sure we build upon the legacy that our grandfather, General Graham, created and instilled in his two sons,” said Henry V. Graham II.
About Graham & Company
Founded in 1978, Graham & Company is a full-service commercial real estate firm with offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, and Panama City, Florida. Graham offers investment sales, leasing, property management, and development services.
Graham & Company has been involved in the development and management of industrial properties, office buildings, office/service centers, and office rehabilitation projects throughout the Southeast. Over the last 20 years, Graham & Company has delivered more than 11 million SF of build-to-suit and speculative industrial and office projects, each involving a unique set of challenges and hurdles to overcome.
Graham & Co.’s projects and properties are managed by a staff of seasoned real estate professionals, including many who have earned prestigious designations such as SIOR, CRE, CCIM, LEED, RPA, CPM, and MAI.