CRE veteran Sheila Samii Matuscak has joined Coeo, a tech-enabled online marketplace designed for brokers and tenants to find and share commercial real estate. She and Kim Ford, LEED AP, will act as co-CEOs of the firm, which launched earlier this year.
“While I’m thrilled to be working with Kim again, it was the potential of the Coeo platform that was the real draw,” said Matuscak. “This technology is simply too exciting—I had to be a part of revolutionizing our fragmented industry—so I jumped at the opportunity to help lead the company.”
Prior to teaming up at Coeo, Matuscak and Ford met as partners at Cresa, where they worked as managing principals representing corporations’ commercial real estate needs. Matuscak was previously CEO and partner of The Madison Clark Group, a commercial real estate development and brokerage firm and before that, an executive vice president at Transwestern.
“There is simply no better person than Sheila to help take Coeo’s platform to the next level fast,” Ford said. “Our mission is to propel the commercial real estate industry forward, and Sheila’s proven leadership will get us there that much sooner.”
Martin Nesbitt, Co-CEO of Chicago-based private equity firm, The Vistria Group, concurred. “I’ve known Sheila for many years when we both were at JLL. She is a force and has proven time and time again why she is a natural industry leader. Her ability to unite the players in the industry will catapult Coeo forward at great speed.”
The free, open-source platform eliminates friction in finding, touring and booking commercial space, meeting users’ needs in a transparent and efficient manner. Coeo is headquartered in Pittsburgh, with outposts in Chicago and Phoenix. It is currently active in 34+ U.S. cities and growing.