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Category: Corporate Announcement Tags: Austin McLeod, Award, Josh Bishop, Simon Assaf

Senior Vice President and Senior Director Josh Bishop, Vice President Austin McLeod, and Vice President and Director Simon Assaf were honored as ConnectCRE’s 2023 Next Generation winners for their leadership in the community and their business accomplishments. With over 500 submissions from across the U.S., the award recipients represented the top rising stars in their markets and throughout the industry.


Josh Bishop serves as Senior Vice President and Senior Director of the single tenant net lease sector for Matthews™. He specializes in discount retailers, dominating the sector nationwide. His comprehensive knowledge and years in the industry allow him to provide his clients with data-driven and experience-based guidance through the entire transactional process.  Josh’s relentless work ethic continues to raise the bar for what is expected of a commercial real estate broker, performing at a consistent level of greatness, averaging 100+ closings annually. Josh has solidified his presence as not only one of the top-performing agents, with total sales volume reaching nearly $1 billion throughout his career.


Austin McLeod serves as Vice President of Matthews™ Self-Storage division. Having sold over 2.5 million rentable square feet of storage in 12 different states, Austin works with a wide range of clients, including private investors, developers, private equity funds, and the industry’s largest institutional investment firms. His extensive transaction experience and comprehensive knowledge of the self-storage market have helped Austin form strong relationships in the industry.


Simon Assaf specializes in the disposition and acquisition of single-tenant net-leased properties across the United States. His in-depth knowledge and target markets allow him to create immense value for his clients. Aside from Simon’s expertise in providing excellent value add to his clients, he has an extensive client relations background. Simon has earned the respect of some of the industry’s largest developers, tenants, syndicators, and publicly traded REITs with whom he has worked. Recognized as an expert in his field, Simon aided and lead the expansion of Matthews™ into the Phoenix market.


Kaylee Stock
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