Matthew Sours

Matthew Sours
Morris, Manning & Martin

Matt Sours is Chair of and partner in the firm’s Real Estate Development and Finance Practice. He primarily  represents developers and investors in all phases of commercial transactions, including development  projects, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and related loan closings for retail, medical, multi-family,  hotel, industrial and office properties. Mr. Sours also provides leasing services for landlords and tenants in  all asset classes. 

Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Mr. Sours worked for a local retail developer in legal and business  capacities and before that, Mr. Sours worked for a global law firm. 

Representative Experience 


Real Estate 

Development & 


BAR ADMISSION: Georgia, 1996 

Representation of retail developers in developing, leasing and selling shopping centers consisting of more  than 4 million square feet in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, California and the  Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. 

Representation of public non-traded REIT in acquiring more than 2.5 million square feet of retail and office  properties throughout the United States. 

Representation of public non-traded REIT in acquiring a portfolio of 18 multi-family properties in North  Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. 

Representation of developer in connection with development of a 410 unit apartment complex as part of a  mixed-use development adjacent to a local sporting complex and equity and debt financing for portions of  said development. 

Representation of a developer in connection with the development of West Village, a mixed-use  development on more than 50 acres consisting of retail, apartment, condominium and single-family  components. 

Representation of landlords and tenants in connection with retail, office and industrial leases totaling more  than 5 million square feet. 

Representation of developer in acquiring and redeveloping a former Ford plant in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Representation of industrial property owner in acquiring a portfolio consisting of 17 properties in the Dallas,  Texas metropolitan area. 

Representation of student housing developer in connection with a 390 unit student housing complex in  Columbia, South Carolina. 

Representation of hotel developer in developing franchises for national hotel chains in Atlanta, Georgia  and Montgomery, Alabama. 

Representation of group of investors in acquisitions of loans secured by variety of distressed properties  throughout the metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia area. 


University of Virginia, B.A., 1993 

Emory University School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1996 

Attorney Title Guaranty Fund Award