Matthew J. Allen is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Related Group. Mr. Allen, who joined the company in 1999, is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company. In addition, he directly oversees the finance, acquisitions, human resources, marketing, legal, accounting, asset management and property management divisions. Since 1999, he was directly responsible for raising over $13 billion in equity capital and debt. Prior to joining Related, Mr. Allen served as Senior Vice President of Atlantic Gulf Communities. Mr. Allen has over thirty years of experience in Real Estate. He is a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, member of the Orange Bowl Committee and on the Executive Council and Advisory Board of the DCC benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, Board member of UM state Advisory Board and a Trustee of United Way. He is a former member of the Bank Atlantic Advisory Council, The Marlins RBI Advisory Board, The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Beacon Council. Mr. Allen completed his undergraduate studies at Barry University and received his master's degree in Business Administration from Florida International University.