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El Warner Joins Matthews REIS

The incoming director will be key in creating the firm’s new debt asset resolution team.

By Shopping Center Weekly

El Warner Joins Matthews REIS

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services has appointed El Warner as its national director of shopping center business. Formerly at Colliers International, where he closed $1 billion in transactions over the last five years, Warner will join chair and CEO Kyle Matthews and managing partner Patrick Toomey in leading the brokerage firm’s Shopping Center Institutional Services Group. He’ll also help build a national shopping center private client group, as well as a specialized debt asset resolution team to serve clients with their near-term debt maturity.

“We are excited to welcome El on board to better serve our shopping center clients and look forward to how he will help facilitate business growth,” Matthews said of the appointment.

“Our ability to leverage off our existing network of relationships combined with El’s understanding of how to grow a national private client group makes him a great addition to our team. His experience as a mortgage broker, commercial real estate appraiser and high-performing sales broker gives him a unique skill set perfect for the creation of our debt asset resolution team.”

Warner, who served as a certified general appraiser at CBRE and still holds the designation, is just as eager to get started.

“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to bring my passion for serving institutional clients to a firm with best-in-class technology, transaction management, financial analysis, sales processes, and professional marketing,” he said.

“I ultimately chose to be a part of this team because I believe that in every generation, there is a group of strong professionals who have the ability to change the industry with creative execution, purposeful intention and strategic capital reinvestment. Matthews has assembled that group, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”