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Mathew Avrhami

Faculty Associate
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3906
Biography

Mathew Avrhami is an active commercial real estate entrepreneur with a passion for promoting community and economic growth. Mr. Avrhami has experience across the capital stack and major asset types, specializing in creating value though entitlements, development, re-development, leasing, operational efficiencies, and market opportunities.

Mr. Avrhami is currently Vice President at Harvard Investments where he is responsible for launching and developing a horizontal apartment portfolio through development of existing sites, JV, and strategic acquisitions. Over 1,000 units are now in the pipeline for development.

Actively involved in the community, Mathew Avrhami is an adjunct professor of real estate finance at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business. Mr. Avrhami also volunteers as Chair Emeritus of the City of Phoenix Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee, sits on the Programs Committee of the Real Estate Advisory and Investment Council and is Chair Emeritus of NEXT in the Arizona ULI chapter.

Most recently Mr. Avrhami was VP of Acquisitions at Progress Residential a national single-family REIT with over 30k homes, where he oversaw and managed development of multiple new acquisition channels including strategic national home builder relationships, new construction, Build to Rent and single family rental portfolios.

Previously, Mr. Avrhami was at Rialto Capital, a real estate private equity firm with AUM in excess of $1B, where as Vice President of the Phoenix office responsibilities included managing day-to-day operations, acquisitions, development, construction, asset management and dispositions of direct and JV real estate investments throughout the western mountain states.

Mathew holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master’s of Real Estate Development from Arizona State University.

Education
  • Master’s degree, Real Estate Development, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree. Economics, Arizona State University
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments
REA 594Conference and Workshop
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments
REA 594Conference and Workshop
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REA 456Real Estate Investments