Matt Hopkins


Born and raised in Brooklyn as the son of a contractor and cultural leader, Matt brings a breadth of experience finding creative leasing solutions for a wide range of businesses and is especially passionate about projects involving arts and community development, construction management, and adaptive reuse.


As a Managing Director at Vicus Partners, Matt has closed over 50 leasing transactions ranging from 500 to 50,000 square feet, and prides himself on representing tenants ranging from small maker/manufacturers and innovative startups to large health care organizations. Matt is also a co-founder of the Vicus’ Non-Profit Team, where he is committed to supporting the unique missions of NYC’s community-based organizations that are often underrepresented in real estate. He was recently honored by Crain’s as a Rising Star in Real Estate. 


Prior to joining Vicus Partners, Matt’s career journey spanned both the public and private sectors, most recently leading leasing as a VP at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, working with affordable housing developer L&M, and as an NYC Urban Fellow. His path reflects his vision of the city’s landscape as an inspiring canvas for entrepreneurs & mission driven organizations. 


Matt earned his Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University and Master’s Degrees in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development from NYU and Columbia University. He resides in Prospect Heights with his wife and three daughters, has run a dozen marathons and is a Board Member of Groundswell Community Mural Project.