Matt DiLeo serves as Principal for InLight Real Estate Partners, LLC (“IREP”) in Atlanta, Georgia, primarily focused on the sourcing of acquisition and development opportunities.
Prior to joining the firm, DiLeo served as Founder and President of Diligent Investment Group, a private commercial real estate investment sponsor based in Atlanta, Georgia, focused on the acquisition and turnaround of surplus industrial real estate assets controlled by owner-users. Since the company’s creation in 2017, DiLeo oversaw all manner of the firm’s private investment sponsorship activities, including: acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, capital raising, investor relations and internal operations. Before launching Diligent Investment Group, DiLeo worked for three years as a Partner at a boutique commercial real estate investment company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that role, DiLeo spent six years as an industrial real estate broker in several major markets with Stream Realty Partners, a national commercial real estate services firm based in Dallas, Texas. In addition to coordinating investment sales transactions, DiLeo facilitated hundreds of lease transactions, representing both tenants and institutional landlords.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, DiLeo graduated from Texas Christian University where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Accounting. DiLeo also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
DiLeo lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife and son, where he has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta for over nine years and has completed several international service trips with Building Bridges Worldwide.