Matt Cohoat

EVP - Chief Financial Officer

Matt Cohoat was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Becknell Industrial in January 2011.

Mr. Cohoat oversees strategic planning, corporate governance administration, risk management, human resources and IT. He also is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions including: Property, Construction and Consolidation accounting systems and records.

An over thirty-year real estate industry veteran, Matt is widely recognized for his management of key banking and institutional investor relationships and works with Becknell’s Head of Capital Markets to secure and manage investment capital. Prior to joining Becknell Industrial, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, where he was employed for over 18 years. In addition, Matt also spent eight years as a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young.

Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Purdue University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Matt has served on numerous community service boards and currently is on the Board at Cathedral High School, Board of the United Way of Central Indiana, on the Advisory Board at St. Mary’s Child Center and serves as a Western Golf Association Director.


Purdue University
Bachelor of Science - Accounting

Achievements & Affiliations

CPA - Certified Public Accountant

Cathedral High School - Chairman of the Board

United Way of Central Indiana - Board Member

St. Mary's Child Center - Advisory Board

Western Golf Association - Director

CEO’s for Cities - Member

Honorary Chair - YMCA Westfield