Matthew Roland

Matthew Roland.

Matthew Roland

Matthew Roland

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
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Matthew Roland, AICP, joined the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning as Assistant Dean for the Real Estate Development program and Clinical Assistant Professor. He has a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Cornell University and a Master of Regional Planning with specializations in land use, real estate and economic development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Matt has over 20 years of real estate experience, working on real estate and planning projects in most municipalities in Western New York and in over 20 states. Over the course of his career he has worked through the entire life cycle of real estate projects - including project conception, site selection, financial analysis and modeling, contract negotiation, due diligence, land use approval, financing, construction, property management and asset management. Matt began his career focusing on public-private partnerships and subsequently he has been a member of teams working on projects spanning every possible use in the real estate field, including but not limited to: mixed-use, retail, hospitality, office, industrial, multi-family, senior living, and military housing. 


  • MRP, Real Estate, Economic Development, Land Use, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS, Urban Studies, Cornell University

Professional Affiliations

  • American Planning Association (APA) 
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) 
  • Urban Land Institute Executive Committee of the Western New York Chapter 
  • UrbanPlan Committee Chairperson
  • Upstate New York Chapter of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association