Matthew Cravey, CCIM, SIOR

Matthew Cravey
Title:President
Designations:CCIM, SIOR, RECS
Specialties:Industrial, Investment, Commercial, Development, Land, Office, Shopping Centers
Direct/Text/Fax:361-221-1915
Mobile:361-877-2463
Email:matt@craveyrealestate.com
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Since 1974, Matthew Cravey has been involved in real estate marketing, sales, leasing, management, investment, and development. As President of Cravey Real Estate Services, Inc., the largest Commercial Real Estate Company south of San Antonio, Matt holds two of the highest designations in the commercial real estate industry: Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

Matt is known for his proficiency in problem-solving, as well as his tenacity, focus and passion, intensity and desire. Matt and his firm have cultivated a reputation for reliability and prudence in providing clients with real estate leasing and sales, investment counseling, asset management and real estate marketing services. He has helped court trustees, creditors and debtors negotiate and resolve problems involving property in bankruptcy, and has testified as an expert witness in legal cases involving lenders vs. borrowers, offering his expertise on both sides of the equation.

Background & Career Progression

Raised in the Texas Hill Country, Matt began his career in the real estate industry in 1974, selling ranch land and large commercial tracts in the Kerrville-San Antonio region. He continued selling ranch property when he moved to Corpus Christi in 1976, but the scope of his professional involvement quickly expanded to include marketing commercial buildings, retail centers, apartment complexes and developer tracts, as well as income property and asset management.

Although working primarily in Texas, Matt’s real estate expertise extends to out-of-state clients in markets including New York, Atlanta, Memphis, Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. His experience with large, complex properties has allowed him to build a network of investors, owners and brokers in Mexico, Germany, Japan, Korea, Canada, the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.

Career Accomplishments

  • Recognized for his production in real estate sales and leases, Matt has won the prestigious NAI Global Elite award several times throughout his career.
  • As an expert in the real estate industry, Matt has contributed numerous articles to both state and national trade journals over the years. He also has been featured on local television and radio programs, and quoted for over 25 years in the Corpus Christi Caller Times in reference to many diverse issues in real estate.
  • Listed in numerous directories of the Who’s Who among Real Estate Professionals.
  • Served as a regular panelist of the Corpus Christi Chapter of Rotary Club, contributing his insights into the state of the economy as it pertains to Commercial and Industrial Real Estate.
  • Brought the Chick-fil-A Leadercast to Corpus Christi for the first time, held at Texas A&M University. Now in its 12th year, Chick-fil-A Leadercast is the largest leadership conference in the world. As host, Cravey Real Estate Services, Inc., is recognized as a Leader of Leaders.

Professional Affiliations & Designations
Corpus Christi Association of Realtors
Texas Association of Realtors (TAR)
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Real Estate Cyberspace Society (RECS)

Awards

In 2015 Matt received a Quilly Award from the National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, for his work on the book Get In The Game. Here he’s interviewed after the awards show in Hollywood:


At the 2015 Expy Awards in Hollywood, Matt received an award for his work on the book Get In the Game. The awards were presented by award-winning author Brian Tracy.

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Client Testimonials for Matthew Cravey, CCIM, SIOR

Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciated your help in selling Moms property. Thanks for letting me know we had a chance to dispute the appraisal value. That was a big help for her. Since I am in San Antonio it was very much appreciated that you kept an eye on […]

David Johnson

I used Matthew to sell my construction office. I was impressed with his tireless effort and professionalism to get the best price possible in a short time.

Scott Sutherland

I knew that you were a great commercial realtor, but I didn’t realize how great until a year later when I needed help with the tenant. You were still there for me. Most Realtors would have taken my money and run, but you were there for me beyond the call of duty. I don’t know what I would of done without you. I feel that you certainly will always have my back. I am looking forward to you handling my other commercial real estate properties.

Sharon Massad

Patricia and I would like to extend our thanks, both past and in advance, for working with a perhaps difficult family member. We cannot choose our relatives, so we are thankful we can choose our realtors.

Joshua Kosarek

We were extremely pleased with your professionalism, knowledge and skills in facilitating a final transaction between the parties. It was a pleasure working with Cravey Real Estate on this transaction.

Robert E. Brunkenhoefer
Brunkenhoeffer Law Firm, P.C.

Mr. Cravey is a man of his word and he will certainly work with anyone to get the best deal for everyone concerned.

Ralph Diaz
President, Corpus Christi Disposal Services, Inc.

Over the years we have worked a lot together in connection with buying and selling real estate as well as in your management and leasing services. You stay on top of things and have performed outstanding real estate services for me.

Ted M. Anderson
Attorney at Law,

I would like to recognize Matt Cravey of Cravey Real Estate for the outstanding job he and his associates did in putting our Wholesale Auto Glass Service Center together.

Conrad Rio Cantu
Area Sales & Operations Manager, Pilkington

The professionalism and willingness to work for everyone’s benefit that was illustrated by your company is something rare in today’s crazy real estate market.

Janice Billings
Vice President, SDC/LeisureTime

We appreciate Matt Cravey’s honesty, integrity and hard work to keep projects on task.

Leigh A. Purdy
Manager - Real Estate, Airgas, Inc.

You constantly took the initiative to communicate and visit with our local operators. Thus, reassuring them that their activities would not be disrupted and heading off trouble.

Gig Codiga
Director of Real Estate, McKesson Corporation

Every once and a while, you will be fortunate enough to come in contact with an individual who has the ability, knowledge, and integrity to work for an absentee lender, owner, and perform a very important function. This past year I have had the extreme pleasure of working with such an individual, Matthew Cravey of Corpus Christi.

Richard R. Sangberg
Vice President, First Security Mortgage

I would like to take this opportunity to commend you and your firm for the job done at Raintree Plaza. Since your firm took over the leasing at Raintree… our cash flow has seen a tremendous improvement.

T. Mark Anderson
Trustee, Raintree Plaza

It has been a very positive experience to have you represent my brother and me. You were able to handle problems that arose with the buyer and kept the process moving until the end.

Sandi Washmon