Matthew Development is a full-service real estate investment firm which focuses on creating value through high quality commercial and residential development opportunities in the Southeast. Founded in 2000 by Ernie Euler and Mike Renfro, Matthew Development prides itself on integrity, trust and building lifelong relationships. They have assembled a development team whose combined experience and reputation in their respective fields complements the commitment to excellence in which the company was founded.
The Matthew Development team is proud of its high-quality and well located retail, office and boutique residential developments in the state of Florida. With expertise in all phases of land development, Matthew Development manages every step from acquisition of land, design and construction, to the sale or management of the income producing property.
Currently, Matthew Development is focused on selecting top quality development and redevelopment projects aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the residents in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina. South Carolina, and Tennessee which provide long term value for our clients, partners & lenders.
Matt joined the Matthew Development team in 2014 and is involved in all phases of projects including acquisition, entitlements, financing, and construction.
Since 2008, Matt has overseen the development of over one million square feet of real estate development. He was the development lead for a $200M+ residential public private partnership project in Tampa, FL. He took it from permitting and design to final construction completion, including a 100% lease-up. Once stabilized, Matt assumed the asset management responsibility for the annual operating budget which generated $37M+ in gross revenue.
His high degree of professionalism, integrity & passion for real estate goes hand in hand with the foundation and reputation of Matthew Development.
Matt graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and a major in Real Estate.
Heading Matthew Development is Ernie Euler with more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate. The visionary of the company, Ernie is an expert on the specifics of negotiating land contracts and leases. Under his leadership, Matthew has completed numerous real estate projects, including lifestyle centers, regional power centers, grocery anchored retail centers, office parks and residential subdivisions.
Ernie looks forward to every company venture as a new set of challenges and rewards. "There is a lot of gratification that comes from hearing comments from shoppers that a new project has made life easier and more enjoyable for them," he says.
He has set a high standard of excellence and integrity for the company and is involved in all stages of operations from concept through design, construction, and stabilization.
After he started and successfully ran Renfro Realty, LLC for more than 12 years, Mike partnered with Ernie Euler to create Matthew Development, LLC in 2000. Matthew Development grew quickly "from the ground up" bringing many local and intrastate real estate projects to life which have brought significant economic and lifestyle impacts on the communities they are located in.
Over the past 25 years, Mike has developed a wide breadth of knowledge and depth of skills that serve his clients well. He has concentrated experience in commercial land development and like all Matthew Development partners, Mike takes the position that "Our company chooses to participate in high quality projects located in markets that will benefit our tenants. Our projects emphasize creative site design and elegant architectural appeal that will stand the test of time and be a source of pride to the community".
He is excited to share Matthew's culture with the two junior partners of the firm. "Our goal, as we craft a new future for the companies, is to continue the past and present successes of Matthew Development for generations to come."
Joining Matthew Development in 2021, Mark brought his passion for building and enhancing communities to our team. Mark leans on his diverse experience, which spans across local government where he worked in city planning and, most recently, retail development across the southeast where he led a team responsible for site selection, acquisition, entitlement and construction for gas station/convenience store sites. This experience gives Mark a unique point-of-view and an ability to navigate development projects from inception through construction and tackle any challenges that arise along the way through creative thinking and problem solving. Beyond his professional experience, Mark brings his ambition and personal character to the group, which are the best qualities he adds to the Matthew Development organization.
Bernie joined Matthew Development in 2003. Originally from the DC area, Bernie spent the early part of her career working in commercial and residential finance at a large banking institution where she served as a Vice President.
After moving to Florida, Bernie linked arms with the Matthew Development team where she is involved in all aspects of the daily development operations for their many projects. In addition, as a Licensed Real Estate Agent, she enjoys and specializes in the leasing, sales, and property management areas of the business operation.