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Cory Rosenthal Joins Matthews as New York Market Leader


NEW YORK — Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, welcomed tenured commercial real estate executive Cory Rosenthal, DJ Johnston, Brock Emmetsberger, and several other top-producing agents. Rosenthal joins Matthews™ as the firm’s New York Market Leader and National Director of Multifamily. Johnston and Emmetsberger joined the firm as Executive Vice Presidents.


Utilizing his extensive background in business development and growth strategies, Rosenthal will head the recruitment efforts for Matthews’ New York City office and work alongside company leadership to expand brand presence throughout the region. In his role as National Director of Multifamily, Rosenthal aims to enhance the multifamily division’s national reach and agent count.


Rosenthal boasts two decades of New York commercial real estate experience. Prior to Matthews™, Rosenthal was the Chief Revenue Officer at B6 Real Estate Advisors, where he successfully managed the firm’s sales revenue pipeline while contributing to the growth of the company’s technology platform. Rosenthal also served as Chief Operating Officer of New York City Capital Markets at JLL. At the publicly traded brokerage, Rosenthal oversaw over 100 agents, analysts, and support staff. Other prominent positions include Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield and Senior Vice President of Brokerage and Corporate Operations at Massey Knakal Realty Services.


Joining Rosenthal, Johnston, and Emmetsberger are Maria D’Angelo, Jermaine Pugh, Bobby Lawrence, Henry Hill, Will Cheng, and Jameson Hill.


“We recently entered New York and have built a strong foundation over the last several months,” Managing Director Bill Pedersen said. “The agents’ exceptional careers and ties to New York real estate will be key drivers to our continued success.”


The Matthews™ New York office opened in early 2023 and has since grown to over a dozen sales associates. Through extensive college recruiting and promoting the company’s ongoing senior hire efforts, Rosenthal hopes to increase office count by 50% in the next 12 months.


“I am deeply impressed by Matthews’ innovative spirit and their immense potential for growth and impact, specifically within the New York market,” Rosenthal said. “In addition, we had the opportunity to bring on several talented agents who are exceptional at what they do and highly respected in the industry.”


“Our New York office has quickly made a name for itself, and with Cory at the helm, that success will only accelerate,” CEO and Chairman Kyle Matthews said. “His background, accomplishments, and dedication to this industry are what we look for, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him as a teammate, leader, and mentor at Matthews™. New York is the highest barrier of entry market in the country, so you either go big or go home. With these hires, we went big, and I can’t wait to see their continued success.”


Matthews™ New York office is located at 575 5th Ave., Suite 2810. For more information or to contact a specialized agent, please visit www.matthews.com.


About Matthews™

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales, leasing, and debt and structured finance. Based out of Nashville, TN, and strategically positioned with over 600 agents and support staff in 20+ offices across the United States, Matthews™ continues to focus on expansion into new markets. For more information, please visit www.matthews.com.



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