Matt Tabloff has been with Hilco since 2006 and leads a team of industry experts in lease advisory, disposition, asset management and acquisitions. Matt has several high-level responsibilities, including directing operations of the lease advisory and disposition practices, business development, and developing and executing comprehensive strategies to maximize clients’ portfolio value (or minimize costs). A trusted advisor to financial institutions, bankers, advisory firms and executive teams, Matt has worked with clients across multiple industries and ranging from the strongest corporations to those in distress and/or bankruptcy. He has led Hilco’s Starbucks relationship for over a decade, assisting the company with asset management throughout North America, including Starbucks store leases and the wind down of Teavana as well as other top retailers such as Lowe’s, Dollar Tree Family Dollar, Tailored Brands, and Visionworks, among many others.
In addition, Matt led some of the largest retail restructurings of the last decade+, inclusive of grocers (A&P, Southeastern Grocers, Tops Markets, Marsh Supermarkets, etc), restaurant chains (California Pizza Kitchen, Fox & Hound/Champps, Ignite Restaurant Group, Bertucci’s, Applebee’s, Perkins, Houlihan’s, etc), traditional retailers (BCBG Max Azria, Christopher & Banks, True Religion, Centric Brands and many others), and fitness chains (24 Hour Fitness, Town Sports, YouFit, Crunch), and many other privately-held companies. Additionally, Matt and his team have led strategy and execution of non-retail repositioning as well, including lease restructurings on behalf of Art Institutes, Education Corporation of America (ECA), CRC Health, American Car Center, and many others.
Matt initially joined Hilco as a key member of the team that launched Hilco’s principal acquisition group, successfully acquiring fee and leasehold interests ranging from vacant buildings to raising capital for companies via sale-leaseback. He has a degree in Finance from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, real estate broker’s license for the state of Illinois, and is an active member of ICSC and TMA.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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