Matthew (Matt) Cosentino joined TerraCRG in 2010 and is currently Partner of the firm. Matt is responsible for building the multifamily and mixed-use practice in the rapidly developing Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Brownsville, Brooklyn neighborhoods. Matt has sold over 80 multifamily and mixed-use properties valued at over $200,000,000 and is one of the foremost experts on the Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant commerical real estate markets. Matt has worked on transactions below $1M and over $50M and has a reputaion in the Brooklyn commercial real estate market for delivering professional guidance and maximizing value for his clients. His expertise has been sought after by some of the largest and most active players in Brooklyn real estate.
Before joining TerraCRG, Matt was a trial attorney at Jones Day. At Jones Day, Matt represented numerous high-profile clients including the Royal Family of Brunei, American Electric Power (AEP), and Cablevision. As part of his representation of AEP, Matt assisted the corporation in obtaining a $123 million judgment in a contract dispute related to a power generating facility AEP built in Louisiana. Matt represented Prince Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei, in a highly-publicized case in which Prince Jefri sued his former advisors for fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty. Matt also was involved in asylum related cases, including the successful representation of a Moroccan man seeking asylum in the United States based on persecution in his homeland.
Matt is a member of the New York State Bar, holds a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a BSBA in Marketing from Georgetown University. Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Liz (a public school teacher in Brooklyn) and their three sons. The first restaurant Matt went to as a child was L&B Spumoni Gardens in Bensonhurst and since then he has been a fan of all the amazing food Brooklyn has to offer.