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John H. (Jack) Matthews

Jack Matthews has led the completion of many diverse projects, in both corporate and the mixed-use developments. His experience and mastery of all aspects of development - from feasibility through to long-term financing - helps to create value at all stages in the development process.

After receiving his MBA from the University of Western Ontario Jack rejoined Matthews Group Ltd, the family business, in 1982 as Vice President Development. In 1985 Jack was appointed President and presided over a period of unprecedented growth as company revenues grew from $69 million to $500 million. Several acquisitions were made giving the company a national presence through Carlson Construction, Mustang Engineering and Matthews Projects in Western Canada and Matthews Contracting in Eastern Canada. At the same time Matthews Southwest was established in order to provide an American presence in the development business.

In addition to his responsibilities at Matthews Jack served as Chief Executive Officer of Paxport International a consortium put together to bid on the $4 Billion Federal contract to privatize and redevelop Pearson International Airport. Jack took on this post on a full time basis when the consortium was awarded the contract in 1993.

In 1994 Jack relocated to Dallas, Texas and has continued to develop innovative, quality commercial, industrial and residential projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Jack's greatest strength is his ability to assemble and complete complex projects that include hidden opportunities for value creation. He routinely finds under-utilized re-development sites, structures leveraged financing very skillfully, and manages the civic implications of urban re-development. In his understated way, he is as comfortable being part of a team as leading it.