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Mr. Matheson is a principal at Founders 3 Real Estate Services. Since 1983, John has dedicated his professional career to improving the performance and value of commercial real estate. Over a span of nearly 20 years at Simon Property Group, Balcor, and Insignia/ESG, John worked with and contributed to some of the best real estate operational and management systems in the business. His responsibilities included management of high-performing enclosed malls, full renovations, and re-positioning and marketing/branding efforts. He also was tapped to be part of a talented team to open new malls in various parts of the country. With assignments that brought him to Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois, John benefited from a diverse mix of retail properties in different geographic markets, all with unique challenges and a rich list of experiences.

John specializes in the growth and performance of the F3 Marina brand of management services. He has been instrumental in expanding marina assignments throughout the U.S. and internationally. A longtime boater, he understands the boater’s perspective, as well as the perspective of a marina owner. John joined the company as Executive Vice President and became a Partner in 2002, bringing retail expertise to the firm and overseeing the day-to-day operations. During that time, the firm had grown from 30 employees in Milwaukee in 2002 to a staff of over 200 that spans 5 states. In his current role as Principal, John’s focus is to create a platform for continued growth by providing clients with consistently high-quality service and developing effective leadership with an emphasis on innovation within the organization. He also plays a key role in the growth of the Marina and Aviation divisions as they expand throughout the U.S. and international locations.

He is the licensed broker of record for the company, a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a Certified Marketing Director (CMD), and member of the following: the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), the International Marina Institute (IMI), and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He also holds a B.S. from the Indiana University School of Business.