Anchor Cleveland - Retail Real Estate Services

Testimonials


Matt Wilson - EVP of Development at Anchor Cleveland

"I have worked with Matt Wilson for several years in connection with shopping center redevelopment projects and anchor tenant leasing. In addition to having exceptional market knowledge and expertise, Matt is a strong deal maker. Matt knows how to complete deals, while at the same time making sure that his clients prevail with respect to critical business issues. Matt is an exceptional commercial real estate advisor."
— Robert C. Ondak Jr., Esq - Partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP


"I have known Matt for more than 15 years. During this time, we have worked on several deals together. Matt possesses a strong base of knowledge about each retail market's unique factors and understands how to effectively incorporate retail shopping destinations within those communities. I have always enjoyed our interactions. He makes the process of deal making not only productive but enjoyable.”
— Patrick Cairns, Director of Real Estate & Property Development - Kohl's Department Stores, Inc


"I am pleased to submit this endorsement for Matt Wilson. I consider him a friend and a trusted business acquaintance. Over the years I have worked with Matt on a number of real estate development and redevelopment projects, several of which were very challenging situations. In fact, I believe that a few of these undertakings would not have happened if it weren’t for Matt’s relationships, persistence and understanding of the process. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt as a commercial real estate advisor.”
—Mike Crislip - President of Herschman Architects


“I am pleased to offer this testimonial for Matt Wilson. As head of real estate for Shoe Show, I have known Matt for nearly two decades and have always enjoyed my interactions with him. We have worked with Matt both as a developer and as our representative in pursuing new store locations. He has worked with numerous Shoe Show reps in multiple states. Matt is an experienced professional who combines an impressive skill set with a great demeanor. We look forward to a continuing relationship with him."
—Kirk Krull, VP of Real Estate - Shoe Show, Inc.


“I have had the pleasure of working closely with Matt while serving as Past State Director for the Ohio ICSC. Matt is organized, well connected and well respected both within our company and within our industry. He demonstrates high integrity and has a great intuition for the business."
—Bob Myers, Chief Operating Officer - Phillips Edison & Company


“I have worked with Matt for a long time, making several Staples deals, and always found Matt honorable, knows his markets well, is great to work with, and is a terrific dealmaker. Matt is also a real asset to a landlord since he has the ability to negotiate a high rent, yet make the retailer feel they didn’t overpay! Not a surprise that Matt is as successful as he is."
—Noal Solomon, Director of Real Estate Development - Staples


“I am happy to offer up a few words for Matt Wilson. I have known Matt for probably 10 years and have always found him personable, professional and well respected. Matt was instrumental in the redevelopment, and our later acquisition, of a key Kimco asset in the greater Chicago area. I would highly recommend Matt in a retail real estate advisory capacity."
—Rob Nadler, President - KIMCO Realty Corporation – Central Region


"I am happy to offer this endorsement for Matt Wilson. I have known Matt for almost 20 years now. During this time we have successfully transacted nearly two dozen lease arrangements, primarily throughout the midwest. Whether Matt was representing us, in the transaction, or the landlord we have always felt comfortable with his integrity and professionalism. On behalf of the Ascena family of retail brands, we look forward to additional opportunities to work with Matt."
—Elise Jaffe, Senior Vice President - Ascena Retail Group, Inc.