Matt Wilson is a Vice President of Connected Development Services and Connected Acquisition Services, investment divisions of The Retail Connection. After spending his first years with The Retail Connection on the brokerage side, he transitioned to the Development and Acquisition team where he has spent the last 10 years.
He played a vital role in developments including the 925,000 SF Arlington Highlands project which was voted Best New Retail Development in DFW in 2006, Village on the Parkway, a 380,000 SF winner of the Best Redevelopment Project in 2012, and his current project The Village at Cumberland Park, a 700,000 SF project in Tyler, Texas which began in 2013 and is under construction on its last phase.
Wilson works hard to expand Connected Development Services’ platform beyond North Texas, with the Houston, Austin and San Antonio teams of The Retail Connection. The Retail Connection awarded him with “Best Investment” for The Village at Cumberland Park project in 2013, and the “Cornerstone” award in 2015, an award given to an individual that serves as a critical building block for the company.
Wilson holds a Texas Real Estate License and is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers and The Real Estate Council. He was one of 30 young professionals in DFW selected to TREC’s Associate Leadership Class (ALC) in 2014, a 10-month long leadership development program for commercial real estate professionals between the ages of 27 and 37.
Wilson is also a member of The Village Church, and Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC), an organization that supports North Texas hospitals and charities through funding cancer outreach and research, where he served on the board from 2011 to 2016.
He graduated from Baylor University in 2005, where he received his BBA in Real Estate, and met his wife, Catherine. Matt and Catherine have a son, Marshall, who was born November 22, 2016.