John Matheson joined Founders 3 after 20 years experience with some of the most well-recognized real estate organizations in the country. Previously, Matheson spent 6 years with Insignia/ESG managing a retail portfolio of five properties including an enclosed mall and four shopping centers. Concurrently with the above portfolio, Matheson took on additional assignments providing direction for a second outlet project in Bloomington/Normal, IL and assisted a third party owner in setting up the management and repositioning for an enclosed mall in Kalamazoo, MI in a property foreclosure.
Previous to this, Matheson was with Melvin Simon & Associates (now Simon Property Group) at some of the most productive and high profile malls in the portfolio. This includes Barton Creek Square in Austin, TX (1.3 million sq. ft.), North Riverside Park Mall in Chicago (1.1 million sq. ft.), and Fashion Mall at Plantation near Fort Lauderdale, FL (mixed use project with office, retail and hotel). First as a Marketing Director, then a Trainer for new Marketing Directors, Matheson marketed large enclosed shopping malls in several markets around the country including assistance with mall grand openings. As General Manager, Matheson has been involved with mall renovations, new construction, re-positioning, and all aspects of property management.