Matt Ballinger has served as Senior Vice President, Asset Management for iStar and Safehold since January 2018 and held several positions within the asset management team since joining iStar in 2003. Mr. Ballinger leads the firm’s asset management efforts for the $6 billion+ net lease and ground lease portfolios. His accomplishments include leasing more than 5 million square feet and disposing of over $2.5 billion in assets. He has an extensive background in all traditional property types (industrial, office, multi-family & retail) and nontraditional property types (entertainment and land). His experience includes asset managing REO, operating properties, loans and preferred equity positions. Prior to joining iStar, Mr. Ballinger served as a Financial Service Manager for Equity Residential where he oversaw the financial analysis, budgeting, and training of property accounting and operating systems on a portfolio of over 20,000 multi-family units in the Northeast. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia.