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Buzz Cooper

Executive Vice President, Head of South Central RegionSouth/Central

703-287-5815
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Mr. Cooper joined the Gladstone Companies at their inception in June 2001 and operates out of our corporate headquarters in McLean, VA. He currently is a Senior Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation where he is responsible for identifying, underwriting, managing, and servicing much of the firm’s commercial real estate investment projects with a portfolio of approximately $500 million. He is focused on sourcing and executing net leased real estate acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Southeast and Texas. Mr. Cooper has over 30 years of experience sourcing acquisitions, underwriting, negotiating and executing lending and commercial transactions and executing asset management plans. Mr. Cooper is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP).

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Cooper served as a Senior Vice President or Principal of Allied Capital Corporation and its affiliate funds from 1986 to 2000. At Allied Capital, Mr. Cooper was responsible for originating all forms of commercial real estate loans and servicing a portfolio of over $300 million in debt instruments and mortgages. During his career, he has negotiated and closed all types of commercial real estate transactions and debt instruments. Mr. Cooper received a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Washington and Lee University.

Matt Tucker

Executive Vice President, Head of Northeast and Midwest RegionsMidwest/Northeast

703-287-5830
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Mr. Tucker joined the Gladstone Companies in May 2005.  He is based in our McLean, VA headquarters and is an Executive Vice President and Head of the Northeast and Midwest Regions for the Company.  Mr. Tucker is responsible for the operational performance of the largest regional portfolio for the Company and manages the Northeast and Midwest Regional acquisitions and asset management teams.  Additionally, he maintains extensive relationships in the real estate industry and is focused on sourcing and executing industrial and select office acquisitions and sale leaseback investments in the Northeast and Midwest regions.  Through his 15+ years with the Company, Mr. Tucker has completed over $1 billion of acquisition, sale leaseback, financing and leasing transactions.  Mr. Tucker has extensive experience in real estate investing, real estate asset management, real estate finance, corporate private equity, leveraged finance and capital markets.  Mr. Tucker is a member of the National Association of Industrial Office Properties (NAIOP) and participates as a member of the NAIOP Industrial Development VI Forum.

Prior to joining Gladstone, Mr. Tucker held investment and advisory positions with SG Capital Partners, a corporate private equity and venture capital fund, JPMorgan Chase (formerly Chase Securities, Inc.) in the High Yield Finance group, and Liquid Realty Partners, a real estate private equity secondaries firm.  Mr. Tucker earned his MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business as a member of the Beta Gamma Delta honors society and holds an AB in Psychology from Princeton University where he was a member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team that won the 1994, 1996 and 1997 NCAA Division I Championships.

Brandon Flickinger

Executive Vice President, Head of Southeast and West RegionsSoutheast/Mountain West

703-287-5819
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Mr. Flickinger joined the Gladstone Companies in April 2011 as an Associate.  He currently serves as Managing Director of Gladstone Commercial Corporation and is focused on acquisitions, asset management and leading operations management for us. Prior to joining us, Mr. Flickinger was a Vice President in Jones Lang LaSalle’s Real Estate Investment Banking group from 2006 to 2011 where he was responsible for identifying, underwriting, managing, financing and servicing all forms of capital for commercial real estate investment.  Prior to Jones Lang LaSalle, Mr. Flickinger was a Senior Analyst in Cushman & Wakefield’s Transaction Consulting Group providing occupancy and investment strategies for the firm’s owner and occupier clients. Mr. Flickinger earned an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration and a BBA from James Madison University.