Relationships. Strategies. Results.

Family-owned and operated since 1976, Matan offers a full range of strategic real estate services under one roof. Investors and tenants return to Matan because they know we’ll deliver on our promises. We generate results quickly and consistently by drawing on extensive knowledge of the Washington D.C. market and strong long-standing relationships.

Because we live where we work, our entire team takes tremendous pride in supporting our community whenever we can.

That's just the Matan way.

Core Services

Asset Management

Maximizing returns starts with enhancing value. Matan’s asset managers strategically evaluate each investment property from real estate and capital market perspectives—identifying new efficiencies, finding innovative revenue opportunities, and mitigating risk.

Development

With over 4 million square feet of Class-A warehouse, bioresearch facilities, and office space successfully brought to market, Matan’s development team knows how to deliver multi-million-dollar projects on time and on budget. We tailor properties to your specifications and stay with you from concept through construction to ensure superior tenant satisfaction.

Leasing

Matan designs integrated leasing services to fit each tenant’s individual goals. Count on our leasing specialists to be there at every step from the initial showing through negotiations, tenant improvement coordination, expansions, and lease renewals.

Property Management

Whatever it takes. That’s the mantra of our experienced property management team. We vigilantly meet the day-to-day needs of each property while keeping an eye on opportunities to maximize operational efficiencies and create quality tenant experiences.

About Us

Mark Matan

Mark Matan

Principal

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As Managing Partner, Mark is responsible for all aspects of Matan operations and real estate holdings. He provides leadership, guidance and vision to Matan’s seasoned executive management team. Mark began his career in real estate alongside his father at Fitzgerald & Matan, primarily working in commercial leasing and land sales.  During the mid-1990’s, Mark started acquiring commercial real estate on behalf of a small group of prominent investors following the RTC crises. With Mark as it’s leader and major investor, Matan grew exponentially. Mark still remains a significant investor in the company, sitting alongside that core group of original investors.

A native of Kensington, MD, Mark attended Gonzaga College High School in Washington, later completing his undergraduate work at Georgetown University.  Mark is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Maryland, as well as, an active member in the community. As a strong supporter of catholic education in the community, Mark has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Visitation Academy and recently completed 3 terms on the Board of Directors for Gonzaga College High School.

Tracy Vargo

Tracy Vargo

Principal

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As Principal, Tracy's primary focus is value creation at the portfolio level, ensuring the maximum value for our investors. Tracy joined the Matan team in 1999. His appraisal background is a key influence on the company’s strategic approach to asset valuation and execution.

Scott Cowperthwaite

Scott Cowperthwaite

Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, Scott oversees all of Matan’s financial operations and investor relations, including all accounting, tax, budgeting, audit, cash management, investor reporting and implementation of financial and risk management strategies. He plays a major role in facilitating growth by taking a lead role in corporate financial planning and reporting. Prior to joining Matan over 14 years ago, Scott served as a manager for a regional public accounting firm, providing tax compliance functions for his clients in the real estate, construction and financial services industries.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University, later becoming a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland. Scott, an active alumni, serves on The Board of Visitors for the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary's University. An active leader in the community, Scott has also served on the Board of Directors for the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and YMCA of Frederick County. He currently serves as Chair of the Finance Committee at the YMCA of Frederick County.

Meredith Roark

Meredith Roark

Director of Operations

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As the Director of Operations, Meredith Roark applies her 20+ years of experience in the commercial real estate industry to enhancing the operational efficiency of the Matan organization. Her forward-thinking vision on how to consistently optimize the policies, programs, and processes at our Frederick headquarters continues to propel our growth strategy. Prior to holding this position at Matan, Meredith worked as JLL’s Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region, where she was directly responsible for client relationship management, strategy, and execution of their Property Management business.

Meredith received her Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University.  Among her many achievements, Meredith holds numerous designations, including Real Property Administrator (RPA), Certified Property Manager (CPM), LEED ® Green Associate, Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) and served as a Golden Triangle Board Member from 2012 - 2015. She now serves as a member of Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Karl Morris

Karl Morris

Director of Development

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As the Director of Development, Karl applies his 28+ years of experience in construction and commercial real estate to the continued growth of Matan Companies. In his role, Karl manages all aspects of the development process including, but not limited to, entitlements, design team management, general contractor selection, construction and budget management. Karl's long history of managing design teams is reflected the over 4 million square feet of tilt-up concrete office, manufacturing and distribution facility construction he has overseen.

Aside from his directorship at Matan, Karl is also a member of the NAIOP and CoreNet Global. His contributions within the walls of Matan, are matched only by his consistent dedication to service outside the walls of Matan. As a Board Member and President of the Fredericktowne Rotary Club and mentor at the Frederick Rescue Mission, Karl utilizes his leadership skills to improve the quality of life in the surrounding community.

Dan Cain

Dan Cain

Director

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As a Director, Dan Cain provides financial oversight of all projects. Dan leads the charge in the development and implementation of a system-based approach to the entire asset life cycle. Through this system, Dan and his team work to maximize the scalability of the Matan investment platform. Dan brings with him over 10 years of experience in Acquisitions, Development, and Asset Management with both Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. and JBG Smith Properties.

Dan received his MBA in Finance from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, and his BBA in Finance from James Madison University. When he’s not overseeing the financial assets of Matan, you’ll find Dan giving back to the local community with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Frederick Rescue Mission, and DC Feeding the Homeless.

JP Matan

JP Matan

Director of Leasing

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As the Director of Leasing, JP oversees the day-to-day leasing activities for the Matan Companies’ current portfolio, including all office, lab, and industrial properties throughout the Washington DC metro area. With over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, JP applies his knowledge, expertise, and client relationship skills to the continued growth and success of Matan Companies.

JP holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Fordham University. As a native of Washington DC and graduate of Gonzaga College High School, JP continues to give back to his local community and utilize his knowledge of the DC-metro region to enhance the presence of Matan.

Patrick Sherman

Patrick Sherman

Director of Accounting

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As the Director of Accounting, Patrick brings over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting to assist Matan in maintaining solid financial fitness. Prior to accepting this position, Patrick served as Manager of Assurance Services for RSM US, a global audit, tax, and consulting firm for middle market businesses.

Patrick received both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Arthur Andreassi

Arthur Andreassi

Director of Property Management

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As the Director of Property Management, Arthur is responsible for overseeing the robust property management division at Matan.  Over the course of his 30+ years in property management, Arthur has overseen 20 million+ square feet of commercial real estate, spanning across all major property types. He’s worked with a variety of institutional owners and tenants on developing and implementing optimal facility management strategies. Prior to taking on the Director position with Matan in 2001, Arthur served as the Senior Manager at Echelon in Tampa Bay, overseeing all of the Echelon-owned office buildings, vacant lots, and retail centers in the state of Florida. Arthur also served as Senior Manager for Charles E. Smith in Arlington Virginia, where he oversaw their 3rd party commercial property portfolio.

Arthur holds a degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a licensed real estate broker, Certified Property Manager, and proud member of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

James Matan

James Matan

Leasing & Acquisitions

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Brad Benna

Brad Benna

Leasing & Acquisitions

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As a member of our Leasing and Acquisitions team, Brad focuses on all activities associated with the marketing, brokerage, and negotiation of both new and existing leases along the northern I-270 corridor. Brad spends much of his time in Frederick and Northern Virginia, seeking to expand the footprint of the Matan organization and overseeing acquisitions in these areas. Prior to taking this role at Matan, Brad, a commercial real estate broker, served as Vice President of Sales and Leasing for McShea and Company. Though, he credits most of his real estate ingenuity to the years he spent working alongside his father in his family-owned construction businesses.

Brad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Georgetown University. Among his many achievements, Brad was named Broker of the Year in Frederick County in 2016 and 2017. An active leader in regional economic development, Brad serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick County, the Business and Industry Committee of Frederick Memorial Hospital, and the Business and Industry Committee for the Frederick Office of Economic Development. Formerly, Brad worked with the Affordable Housing Council of Frederick County, the Downtown Frederick Partnership and was a 2005 Leadership of Frederick graduate. Brad continues to give back to his community through volunteer work with the Rescue Mission and serving as both a baseball and basketball coach for the county youth.

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Renee Bugbee

Business Solutions Manager

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