Leadership

Matt Monson - CEO, Managing Director

Monson (cutout)Matt R. Monson, chief executive officer and managing director, founded DRAFT Capital in 2018 to invest in growth opportunities within the health care and senior living industries on behalf of its investors and strategic partners by executing on a commitment of excellence and collaboration. Matt’s expertise in real estate and operational investments, financial management, capital structuring, executive consulting, and mergers and acquisitions extends over two decades, a wide array of transactions, and over $7 billion in acquisitions, dispositions, and development.

Prior to founding the company, Matt was instrumental in the launch of the health-care and senior-living real estate company Invesque Inc. (TSX: IVQ.U), its successful IPO in June 2016, and growth to $1.2 billion in AUM through the acquisition of more than one hundred medical office, senior living, and skilled nursing properties across North America. During his tenure, he directed the company’s investment team where he oversaw origination, underwriting, structuring, and closing of acquisitions and third-party developments. Prior to Invesque, Matt was director of the Medical Facilities Group and director of Corporate Investments at Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), where his team oversaw the financial and operating performance of key operating partners and transacted on hundreds of medical and senior living communities throughout the US, Canada, and the UK.

Matt graduated from Cornell University with both an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and an MPS in real estate from the Baker Program. He is active in the Cornell Real Estate Council and the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures as well as an advisory board at Brigham Young University, where he graduated with a BS in construction management.

David Gray - CFO, Managing Director

David Gray

David leads DRAFT Capital’s investment underwriting and asset management platform. His expertise in real estate operations and management is a fundamental driver in the company’s ability to create efficiencies, capitalize on value-add opportunities, and maximize investment values.

Prior to joining DRAFT Capital, David served as the Americas’ Real Estate Executive at Rolls Royce and was responsible for leading real estate capital projects and operations. He previously served as global controller for its real estate group and managed the company’s $750 million operating expenditure program and oversaw more than $1 billion in capital investments. David also developed and led risk management and performance management for Rolls Royce and its various global finance and mitigation programs throughout the U.K., Germany, Singapore, and the Nordics. Prior to Rolls Royce, David was a national program manager for the Public Building Service, responsible for leading various investment programs and committees that ultimately led to the reduction of annual operating costs of more than $50 million annually over his six-year tenure. He has successfully originated and managed multiple real estate investments that have included origination and underwriting, disposition, property, and asset management services.

David graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with both a Master of Finance (M.S.F.) and an MBA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate from Brigham Young University.