Matt Jones serves as Managing Director of HGI and focuses on developing and implementing HGI’s investment strategies in the direct equity, and real estate debt sectors. He oversees the Transactions Group in sourcing investment opportunities, investor communication, negotiating contracts, managing the due diligence process, and closing transactions. In addition, Mr. Jones is a member of HGI’s Executive and Investment Committees. Mr. Jones is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events including the following: Cref-C Annual & Mid-year conference, IPA’s Multifamily Investor conference, MBA-CREF, NMHC, CBRE’s Mid-Year Apartment Investor conference, Bisnow Mid-Atlantic and Freddie Mac’s Optigo Training conference. He joined HGI in 2002 from the investment banking division of Legg Mason Wood Walker. Mr. Jones graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Tech with a degree in finance. He is a former board member and Chairman of the Program Committee of the Baltimore CFA Society.