President, The Mathews Company
Bert Mathews is one of Nashville’s most astute real estate investors. His grandfather started The Mathews Company, and his father ran it for 30-plus years. Now Bert has taken the reins and is leading The Mathews Company into a new era of growth and success.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Business School, Bert’s 25-plus years of experience in commercial real estate services have seen him represent clients as a developer, a broker and a property manager. Bert joined The Mathews Company as vice president in 1984. He became president of the firm in 1992. As president, Bert oversees development, acquisitions, financing, institutional and investor relations, and supervision of all real estate marketing activities for both portfolio and third-party properties, which total more than 2.5 million square feet.
Not only is Bert a leader in commercial real estate services, he is also a community leader in both civic and professional organizations and serves in several leadership roles. He is chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and was the founding chairman of the Nashville Council of the Urban Land Institute.
Bert is also active in Cumberland Region Tomorrow, Nashville’s Central Business Improvement District, Nashville Downtown Partnership, and is former vice chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and former chairman of the Metro Transit Authority.