Matt Ela is Vice President of Acquisitions for Bixby Land Company. Ela directs Bixby’s office and industrial acquisition activities, with an emphasis on core-plus, value-add and opportunistic strategies. Ela is well-versed in portfolio valuation, leasing, management and acquisitions. With 15 years of experience on the principal side of the business he also performs an integral role in developing and maintaining Bixby’s
Since joining Bixby in 2010 and rejoining the team in 2017, Ela has been instrumental in the company’s acquisition strategy. Ela previously directed acquisition for Cruzan, where he was responsible for the firm’s initial acquisitions in Orange County and Portland. Ela is a graduate of the University of Oregon, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. He is an active member of NAIOP at the local and national levels and a member of their National Forums program. He has also completed NAIOP’s Young Professionals Group program.