Matthew B. Whalen

Matthew Whalen 150x150Matthew B. Whalen – SVP, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.
Matthew B. Whalen rejoined AvalonBay in 2003 and as Senior Vice President of Development he is responsible for leading the development and acquisition activity in both the Long Island and Connecticut real estate markets. He works out of the AvalonBay office in Melville, NY. Matt has over 20 years of experience in the real estate business and has worked in many different sectors, including multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and single family. Matt began his career with Toll Brothers in New Jersey, and he has held vice president positions at Security Capital, Homestead Village, Crimson Partners and Cogent Communications. In 2006, Matt was elected to the Long Island Builders Institute’s (LIBI) Board of Directors. He was named LIBI’s president in 2009 and chairman in 2010. He has served on the Board of the Hofstra University’s Institute of Real Estate and on the Executive Board of both the Long Island Real Estate Group and the Real Estate Practitioners Institute. He was a member of the Long Island Association and served on their Next Generation Housing Committee. He has sat on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island and the Long Island Housing Partnership. He is currently on the Executive Committee for the New York State Builders Association. He was an active member of the Association for a Better Long Island, the Urban Land Institute, Action Long Island and the Long Island Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, Matt was recognized by The Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s 40 rising stars under the age of 40. In 2012, Matt participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Long Island Builders Blitz, which AvalonBay supported, in an effort that built a home in five days for a Long Island family. Matt is a 1988 graduate of Princeton University where he received a B.A. in History, and in 2012 he completed the AMDP program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Matt was the sole captain of the 1987 Princeton varsity football team and subsequently captained the United States Rugby team on two tours in 1998 and 1999. He currently serves on the Alumni Schools Committee for Princeton University for Nassau and Suffolk Counties. He is Vice President of the Princeton Football Association and a Board Member of the Ivy Football Association.

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