Matthew Whalen Named President And Chief Executive Officer Of Cord Meyer Development Company
By: Cord Meyer Development Company
"Matt brings to Cord Meyer unprecedented development expertise and extensive knowledge of the region's real estate markets," observed Cord Meyer Chief Operating Officer Anthony Colletti. "He is a highly respected innovator who helped transform the residential rental landscape during his impressive two-decade tenure at AvalonBay. With our own history of landmark development in Queens and Long Island, we look forward to an exciting future with Matt. Our board and everyone at Cord Meyer join me in welcoming him as President and CEO."
At AvalonBay — a developer of residential rental communities — Whalen was responsible for leading the Arlington, Va.-based real estate investment trust's development and acquisition activity across Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut, bringing more than $1.5 billion of new rental development and more than 5,000 apartments to those markets.
"It's an honor to join an organization with as rich a history as Cord Meyer Development Company," Whalen stated. "Cord Meyer not only developed Forest Hills and other communities in the early 20th century but has continued to innovate to this day, bringing to market significant office, retail, and residential properties throughout Queens."
Over the past 30 years, Whalen has worked in many different sectors of real estate, including multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and single family. He began his career with Toll Brothers in New Jersey and held vice president positions at Security Capital, Homestead Village, Crimson Partners and Cogent Communications before joining AvalonBay. He retired as AvalonBay's Senior Vice President of Development in June 2019.
"My experience at AvalonBay was beyond rewarding," Whalen said, "and now it's time to embark on a new chapter in my career and Cord Meyer Development Company. I look forward to being part of the team that moves Cord Meyer into the next phase of development in Queens and beyond."
Richard W. Meyer, Jr., Cord Meyer Development Company Chairman, concluded, "The addition of Matt Whalen signals our company's commitment to the future and we are delighted to have Matt on board."
Incorporated in 1904, Cord Meyer Development Company sets the standard for real estate development throughout the borough of Queens. More information on Cord Meyer Development www.cordmeyer.com.