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Matthew D. Mason

Matthew D. Mason | Conway MacKenzie

Managing Director,
Detroit

Matthew Mason spearheads Conway MacKenzie’s Real Estate industry vertical. He is accomplished in assisting institutional clients, lenders, and private investors with distressed real estate and has served as a court-appointed Receiver for more than 200 retail, office, multi-family, and mixed-use projects.

He has significant expertise with large retail and office assets, including enclosed regional malls, multi-state portfolios, and open-air lifestyle centers throughout the country. Mr. Mason has extensive experience with acquisitions, dispositions, and lease negotiations, having completed 14,000,000 square feet of leases with a value in excess of $885,000,000.

He is a member of the Michigan State Bar, serving on both the Commercial Leasing and Management and Commercial Real Estate Finance committees. His professional affiliations include the prestigious designation as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and membership in the CRE Finance Council (CREFC) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Mason was Senior Vice President of Commercial Real Estate and Special Advisor to the CEO at McKinley, Inc., where he managed a 31.5 million square feet, $1 billion portfolio of retail, office, industrial, and mixed-use properties throughout the United States. He previously served as Real Estate Counsel for the Kmart Corporation/Sears Holdings Corporation, where he oversaw real estate and legal matters pertaining to the retailer’s 3,000+ stores. During his tenure at Kmart/Sears, Mr. Mason completed real estate transactions in excess of $1.2 billion. Mr. Mason began his career in retail real estate as the Director of Acquisitions for The Velmeir Companies, a preferred developer for CVS/pharmacy, where he was responsible for the site selection and acquisition of retail properties throughout the Midwest. In addition, he led a team of site acquisition specialists in the identification of retail locations, analyzed market conditions and tailored development strategies to maximize returns.

In The News
02/15/2020 Matt Mason: Modell’s Struggles to Keep Family Sporting-Goods Empire Alive – Bloomberg 02/10/2020 Matt Mason: Taubman Centers selling to rival malls owner in $3.6 billion deal – Crain’s Detroit Business 12/13/2019 Matt Mason: New Stores Opening – The Feldman Report 08/16/2019 Walter Popiel and Matt Mason: Saving a Franchise from Financial Trouble – QSR Magazine 08/08/2019 Matt Mason: Store Closures, Distressed Retail Real Estate, and Receiverships – Real Estate for Breakfast 05/06/2019 Matt Mason: Dean Has Got Milk But Few Growth Prospects as It Hunts for Buyer – Bloomberg 02/09/2019 Matt Mason: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Why Lampert’s Bid Won Contest for Sears – Bloomberg 02/08/2019 Matt Mason: Billionaire Eddie Lampert saves Sears for now—but will it last? – Fox Business News 01/10/2019 Matt Mason: Eddie Lampert Uses Sears Workers as Fulcrum in Renewed Rescue Package – Bloomberg 05/21/2018 Matt Mason: Study Predicts 1 in 5 Department Stores Will Close by 2023 – Footwear News 05/21/2018 Matt Mason: Retail’s revolving door – The Real Deal 04/29/2018 Matt Mason: Fate of Rivertown Crossings reflective of broader retail uncertainty – MiBiz 03/20/2018 Matt Mason: 2017 Annual Conference Retail Recap – Turnaround Management Association 09/30/2017 Matt Mason and Lauren Leach: Repositioning Real Estate (Continued) – Turnarounds & Workouts 09/25/2017 Matt Mason: Target Raises Minimum Wage, Pledges $15 an Hour by 2020 – WXYZ 08/30/2017 Matt Mason and Lauren Leach: Repositioning Real Estate – Turnarounds & Workouts