Matthew Harrigan - Southern California Managing Director
Matt has more than 11 years of experience in the energy and real estate finance sectors, including acquisitions, investment banking, equity research, commercial lending, and real estate brokerage.
Matthew Harrigan is the Southern California Managing Director for PACE Equity.
Matt’s enthusiasm for clean energy began at Jefferies & Company in New York City, where he spent two years as an equity research analyst covering electric utilities. At Jefferies, Matt was on a team that covered a universe of 30 stocks, including Duke Energy, PG&E, Edison International, Sempra Energy and FuelCell Energy. Matt also contributed to a special research piece on the California Electricity Crisis, which included a summary of the deregulation of the California energy market.
Prior to joining PACE Equity, Matt focused on acquisitions and capital raising at Mayfield Investment Company, a real estate investment and management company based in Palo Alto, CA. Matt also spent nearly three years in Banc of America Securities’ Real Estate Investment Banking Division in San Francisco, where he worked on a diverse group of equity, debt and M&A deals for a large universe of public REITs. Some transactions included Douglas Emmett’s $1.6 billion IPO, a $1.0 billion convertible bond offering for Vornado Realty Trust and the internalization of DCT Industrial Trust’s external advisor in preparation for the company’s $200 million IPO.
Matt’s first taste of real estate was in commercial lending, where he focused primarily on real estate and gaming loans at the Bank of Nova Scotia. As a licensed California real estate salesperson, Matt has also held positions at Jones Lang LaSalle, the Staubach Company and Colliers.
Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University with a major in History and a minor in Computer Science. Matt also swam competitively at Princeton where he won two Ivy League titles, is a former University record holder, and competed in the U.S. Olympic Team trials.
Matt resides in Brentwood in Los Angeles with his wife, Sonja, and their two sons, Waylon and Otis, and also serves on the board of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church Preschool.