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Matt Harper

Partner - Industrial
Charlotte, NC

Matt Harper holds a leadership role in Childress Klein’s Industrial division, where his passion lies in cultivating prosperous, enduring relationships with clients. He accomplishes this by diving into the core of their organization and creating solutions that amplify their business goals.

With a rich experience spanning more than two decades in commercial real estate, Matt possesses a profound understanding of the market dynamics and a remarkable ability to foresee determining factors of future success. This expertise has enabled him to pioneer a diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from warehouses and distribution centers to manufacturing facilities, effectively positioning clients for success.

Matt’s comprehensive experience encompasses multi-property portfolio leasing and sales, developing fully automated distribution centers, handling complex land acquisitions, managing corporate asset dispositions, and leading build-to-suit projects. Matt’s avid focus rests on seeking out exceptional industrial investment opportunities for a wide range of clients, including occupiers, private owners, and institutional groups.

MBA, Owen Graduate School of Management | Vanderbilt University

B.S., Business | Miami University

Childress Klein
Partner, 2003 to Present
Marketing Principal, 2000 - 2003
Leasing Agent, 1998 – 2000

Trammell Crow Company
Associate, 1996 - 1998

Licensed Real Estate Broker (North Carolina & South Carolina)

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors, Past Director

Six on Six Volleyball Tournament, Chair

Child Care Resources Inc., Past Director

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, Past Director


The Concourse Charlotte, NC
250 acres / 1.6M SF | Industrial, Mixed Use
603,200 SF | Home Depot, Build-to-Suit

Camp Hall Charleston, SC
104 acres | 1,400,000 SF | Industrial

Crosspoint Ladson, SC
2,179,000 SF | Industrial

Crosspoint IX Charleston, SC
175,500 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

547 Kings Ridge Fort Mill, SC
217,606 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Northpark XIII Charlotte, NC
105,600 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Nevada Business Park  Charlotte, NC
319,500 SF | Industrial

11540 Cordage Street Charlotte, NC
212,000 SF | Industrial

Gordon Food Service Distribution Center Concord, NC
300,000 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Daimler Trucks North America Logistics Center Gastonia, NC
310,284 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Chicago Pneumatic /1800 Overview Dr Rock Hill, SC
212,263 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit

Wilkinson Falls Charlotte, NC
503,100 SF | Industrial, Build-to-Suit