NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2014 — Olshan Properties, one of the country’s leading private owners, developers and operators of commercial real estate, today announced that Matthew B. Winn will join the firm effective January 2015 as chief operating officer.
Reporting directly to CEO Andrea Olshan and working closely with her executive team on the overall management of the company, Mr. Winn will be responsible for leading the firm’s daily operations and refining its operating policies, procedures, and processes. He will also focus on ensuring growth of the company’s platform as well as work to enhance its operational efficiency.
“I am delighted to welcome a partner of Matt’s depth and breadth of experience to our firm,” said Olshan Properties’ CEO Andrea Olshan. “I am confident that Matt’s strong interpersonal and leadership abilities, coupled with his industry knowledge and relationships will help further optimize our existing portfolio and will usher in the next phase of growth at Olshan Properties.”
With a career spanning two decades in commercial real estate, Mr. Winn has been involved in billions of dollars of transactions and has been a trusted partner in the growth, operations and development of many companies. Most recently as Global Retail COO and Leader of the retail brokerage platform of Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), Americas, Mr. Winn was responsible for all areas of the business including overall strategy, operations, business development and platform growth.
Earlier in his career Mr. Winn led the evaluation and strategic planning exercise that brought Prudential Financial into the conduit market. He also worked on the sale of Prudential Health Care, performed complex loan workouts, developed a new real estate valuation tool with software group, Charter, and crafted custom reports allowing institutional clients and the American Council of Life Insurers to perform comparative analyses across their investment portfolios. During his time with Starwood Capital Group, Mr. Winn oversaw corporate and project-specific operations for some of the firm’s joint ventures and managed its diverse retail, residential and mixed-use portfolio.
“I’m very excited to join the dynamic and motivated team at Olshan Properties,” commented Mr. Winn. “Olshan Properties is a company with a rich legacy and reputation operating in commercial real estate and I look forward to contributing to its future growth and success.”
Mr. Winn holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Wesleyan University in Middletown CT in Art and Architectural History. He currently chairs the Binswanger Committee that provides annual awards for teaching excellence at the University. An active volunteer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mr. Winn has received awards and accolades for his work as a candidate for the Man of The Year campaign in the society’s Georgia Chapter and as a Team in Training Executive Committee member, team captain, mentor and participant. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute.