Matt Richie
District IV

Matt Ritchie, a native of Pineville, Louisiana, is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Marketing with a minor in International Business.

In 1997 Ritchie began investing in single family, multifamily, small commercial properties, and land. Earning his Real Estate License in 1999, Ritchie worked successfully as a real estate agent for three years when he decided it was time for more. He earned his Broker’s License in 2002 and in 2003 opened Ritchie Real Estate, LLC. In 2006 Ritchie earned the prestigious designation of CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member).

In 2007, Ritchie was elected by his peers to President of the Central Louisiana Realtors Association, then rose to the ranks of the Louisiana CCIM chapter to serve as 2013 President, then served as the 2014 President of the Louisiana Realtors Association, which is the largest trade association in Louisiana with over 12,000 members and most recently severed as Region 10 Regional Vice-President of the National Association of Realtors for 2016 which has 1.2 million members. In April 2017, Matt was named the Louisiana REALTOR of the YEAR by his peers in the state membership and voted Cenla’s Best Real Estate Agent by the voting public with over 130,000 votes cast.

Ritchie has developed a comprehensive network of relationships and contacts throughout the state, region and country that have proven to be beneficial to him and his clients.

Today, Ritchie continues to run a successful real estate brokerage while he remains committed to his and his clients’ real estate investments throughout the Alexandria/Pineville area and the Gulf Coast.


  • December 1999- Present: Broker/Owner, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • October 1997- Present: Property Manager/Developer, Alexandria, Louisiana


  • 1992-1995 Northeast Louisiana University
  • Major: Accounting

  • 1995-1997 University of Southwest Louisiana
  • Graduated in December 1997
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Major: Marketing Minor: International Business

Additional Education:

  • Real Estate 101, Burk Baker School of Real Estate & Appraising
  • Residential Appraiser, Burk Baker & Roz Allemond
  • Real Estate 201, 202, & 203, Broker Responsibility
  • Introduction to Commercial Investment Real Estate Analysis
  • Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
  • Investment Analysis for Commercial Real Estate
  • Market Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
  • User Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
  • Portfolio of Experience to be qualified for CCIM designation
  • Final Exam Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Common Based Negotiations

Professional Licenses and Designation:

  • Louisiana Real Estate Broker’s License
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designee
  • This designation is awarded to only those real estate professionals who have completed a series of demanding MBA level courses and exams as well as produced a significant portfolio of completed commercial real estate transactions. Less than 1% of all real estate professionals have this designation.

Professional Affiliations:

Central Louisiana Board of REALTORS:

  • Member since 1999
  • Board of Directors 2004-2009
  • President 2008
  • Realtor of the Year 2009

Louisiana REALTORS:

  • Member since 1999
  • State Committee for Commercial Business and Industry – Chairman 2009
  • Professional Development Team – member 2008-2009
  • Professional Standards Team – member 2008-2009
  • Strategic Planning Team – member 2008-2014
  • Board of Directors – member 2008-2017
  • Regional Vice President – 2011
  • Finance Committee- 2012
  • Secretary/Treasurer -2012
  • Pres-Elect- 2013
  • President – 2014

National Association of REALTORS:

  • Member since 1999
  • Equal Opportunity & Cultural Diversity Committee-member 2010-2011
  • Commercial Legislative & Regulatory Subcommittee 2010-2012
  • Leadership Academy Graduate 2011
  • Vice-Chair of Commercial Forum 2012
  • Chair of Commercial Forum 2013
  • RPAC Major Investor Council 2013
  • Commercial Committee 2015
  • Regional Vice President Region 10 (TX & LA) 2016
  • Member of the Board of Directors 2017-2019

Louisiana CCIM Chapter:

  • Member since 2006
  • President- 2013
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member since 2007
  • Civic Activities and Affiliations
  • Pineville High School Alumni Association Board of Directors 2000-2004
  • Alexandria Young Professionals 2004-2008
  • Hanock Bank Cenla Advisory Board of Directors 2008-2012
  • Cabrini Hospital Foundation – Board of Director – 2010-Present
  • Louisiana Housing Corporation – Board of Director – 2012-2016; Appointed by Governor Jindal
  • Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce – Board of Director – 2017-2018

Practical Experience:

  • Participated in hundreds of residential & commercial brokerage sales & leases
  • Acquisitions, dispositions & manage hundreds of singe family, multi-family, and commercial properties
  • Developer/Sole Owner of Pinewood Pointe Shopping Center

Partial Client List:

  • Unitech Training Academy
  • Rapides Regional Physician Group
  • Evangeline Bank
  • Hancock Bank
  • First Federal Bank
  • Prompt Succor Church
  • Diocese of Alexandria
  • England Authority
  • PriceCo Development Corporation
  • Slayter Companies
  • Country Living Mobile Homes
  • HCA
  • Whitney Bank
  • City of Pineville