Vice President, Construction & Design
Years of Real Estate Experience: 21
Years with Matthews Southwest: 5
Jerret joined Matthews Southwest in 2014 with over 15 years of real estate construction experience and an area of expertise in Large Projects, Historic Renovations and Systems Management. At Matthews Southwest, Jerret works as part of the management team to coordinate and oversee the construction and design of major projects with a focus on quality execution and cost management.
In his previous work with Balfour Beatty, a global construction company, Jerret rose to the position of Operations Director where he was responsible for pursuit and oversight of Large Commercial Projects in the North Texas region. His main focus was in the area of hospitality, working with clients such as Omni, Marriott, Starwood, Six Continents, and several others.
Among his projects at Balfour Beatty, Jerret was the Senior Project Manager for the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel, completed in 2011, a 1.1 million square foot, 23-story convention center hotel, offering five culinary venues, retail space, lounges, a signature Mokara Spa, and urban pool deck. The LEED Gold project included utilization of recycled materials, irrigation supplied by recycled water, water-saving fixtures, and guest room energy management systems. The hotel is connected via a skybridge to the Dallas Convention Center, incorporates over 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, and comfortably accommodates groups of more than 3,300 attendees at any given time.
Another project in which Jerret recently had a role as senior project manager and then operations manager, were the two phases of the renovation and expansion of the historic Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas, Texas. This $50 million project encompassed a 20-story, 129-room high-end, 5-star boutique hotel. The project included demolition of an existing 3-story structure and construction of a new 10-story concrete frame building. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jerret earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University where he specialized in Construction Engineering.