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Matthew W. Cheezem is a Managing Director of JLL since December 2015. Prior to joining JLL Brokerage, Matthew was a Senior Vice President at Cresa. Matthew specializes in the professional representation of corporate tenants and professional service firms on a local, regional and global basis.



Matthew has successfully developed and implemented comprehensive real estate strategies that support and are in alignment with the clients' overall business strategy, including economic and non-economic lease restructures, build-to-suit transactions, expansion/contractions, consolidations and relocations and the placement of state and municipal incentives. In the course of his tenure in the business, Matthew has developed a reputation amongst his peers and clients for being a great conceptual thinker, thought leader and a tactful negotiator.


Prior to joining Cresa, Matthew was a Senior Associate at Cushman & Wakefield of Florida's Tenant Advisory Practice Group and was honored by achieving Cushman & Wakefield's prestigious Rookie of the Year award and by being the youngest advisor to obtain a Senior Associate title.



  • Louisiana State University, E.J. Ourso College of Business, Finance B.S. – Cum Laude

  • Cushman & Wakefield's exclusive Junior Executive Training Program Graduate



  • Tiger Scholar Award Winner