Nashville’s Matthews expands leadership ranks

Nashville-based Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, has added managing directors to its executive leadership roster as the company expands its leadership reach and amplifies its business development.

Matthews named commercial real estate experts Bill Pedersen and Matt Fitzgerald to take on the roles. As managing directors, Pedersen and Fitzgerald will be responsible for implementing company-wide initiatives and instrumental in forming the strategic vision and execution of company actions.

Pedersen and Fitzgerald will also oversee their region’s office managers, collaborating to curate growth and productivity goals for each office. Pedersen has been appointed to the Eastern U.S., based out of Nashville. Fitzgerald will manage the Central U.S., based out of Chicago.

Prior to becoming managing director, Fitzgerald was positioned Matthews’ executive vice president and market leader. Since joining the firm in 2020, Fitzgerald has launched office openings in Austin, Texas; Walnut Creek, California; Cleveland, Ohio; and Chicago. He has recruited and hired more than 50 agents and several market leaders.

Market leader for the firm’s Orange County office since 2019, Pedersen is relocating to Nashville to attend to his new role as managing director. As market leader, Pedersen hired and mentored more than 60 professionals entering the field. Orange County was named the company’s highest-producing office under his first year of leadership.