Real estate is never a solo effort. Our success has always grown out of close collaboration among executives who respect each other’s values and abilities. At Basin Street, the talent and expertise of our team makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Matthew T. White
Matt White is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Basin Street Properties. As the Chairman and Chief Executive, he is responsible for both developing and managing Basin Street’s strategic direction and the direction of its investments. Finding new projects and identifying original opportunities also fall within his purview. Under White’s leadership, Basin Street has grown to encompass major investments throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada which include a broad range of Class-A office, mixed use, industrial, retail, apartment, and hotel properties.
White began at Basin Street Properties in 1991 as a project manager, handling the leasing and construction in Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties. He later became chief financial officer where, among other duties he established and managed the Basin Street Properties Investor Program, performing assessment and analysis for acquisitions and providing strategic real estate advice and support to investors. In 2005, White negotiated the sale of 36 buildings, totaling 1.4 million square feet of Basin Street’s North Bay (CA) portfolio in the largest transaction in the North Bay Area’s history. In 2012, he negotiated the re-acquisition of much of that portfolio at a greatly discounted price.
Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University. Matt’s pursuits away from Basin Street include spending time with his kids Emily and Zach, coaching high school basketball and supporting other regional high school and college athletics programs and children’s charities. In 2016 he authored and published the business leadership book, Leading With Courage: Daily Reminders for the Decision Maker. From 2016 to 2019 Matt served as special advisor to college basketball coach Eric Musselman during his tenure at the University of Nevada, Reno. In his free time, he is an avid cyclist, skier and golfer and enjoys the challenge of a good basketball game or mountain bike race.