Matthew Cooke

Matthew is a Partner at Davis Moore and leads the Corporate Advisory Services Division, practicing with the Tech, Corporate Office, and Life Sciences groups. Over the course of his real estate career, he has been recognized as one of the top producing brokers in the Carolinas and has built an impressive client list of internationally recognized companies as well as local start-ups.

He has consistently been recognized as a leader in the North Carolina commercial real estate industry and has been involved with approximately 300 transactions with an aggregate value of around $1 billion. In 2018, he was honored as a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.

Matthew began his real estate career when he joined The Staubach Company as an Associate in 2007, which was acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) in 2008. Matthew was quickly promoted several times and received national firm recognition as a top producer. In May of 2012 he was again promoted to the role of Co-Market Director for the Raleigh-Durham Office. At that time, he was the youngest JLL Market Director in the United States.

Matthew is also heavily involved in the Triangle Community and gives back to multiple area charities and organizations including the American Heart Association, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Band Together, Oak City Outreach, and Miles for MARSOC.

Originally from Wilmington, NC, Matthew attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduating from UNC in 2002 with a BA in History, Matthew lived in Washington, DC until 2006, working in government affairs, consulting and business development.

He has completed Executive Education at the Harvard Business School and UNC Kenan Flagler Business School and has completed training at The Leadership Trust.

Matthew lives in Raleigh with his wife, Elizabeth, and their young sons, Whit and Harris. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Matthew is an active participant and occasional site lead with the Raleigh Chapter of F3. He and his wife are members of White Memorial Presbyterian Church and he enjoys live music, running, surfing, cooking, UNC sports, and trips to his hometown of Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach.


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