Emery Matthews BIO

Author: Emery Matthews BIO

Experienced real estate consultant, scholar and visionary, Emery Matthews founded and serves as the principal of Detroit-based Real Estate Interests, LLC. Matthews has been a major player in the Detroit real estate landscape for more than a decade, regularly managing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of projects and investments. Real Estate Interests, LLC provides specialized consulting services designed to help guide companies through major changes and complex deals, managing assets and property, and advising decision makers. Matthews and his team are currently managing projects in Detroit and across the U.S. in the automotive, manufacturing and education spaces, while increasing their foothold in the rapidly growing Sub-Saharan African nations of South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria. A Detroit native, Matthews earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and simultaneously earned a Juris Doctorate and Master’s of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. As a lifelong learner with a global vision, Matthews is fluent in German and currently working to improve his Chinese.


Thoughts on Leadership: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Becoming a leader is not easy for some people. The position often comes with self doubt and lingering uncertainty, which can be daunting. However, most people who get promoted or…

Climate Change, Managing Change, Real Estate Trends,

The Long Retreat – Commercial Real Estate vs. Climate Change

There’s no doubt that climate change concerns are already starting to reshape the future of real estate investment. With the amount of natural disasters per year steadily increasing, demands for…

Advising Decision Makers, Managing Change, Real Estate Trends,

Cold Storage? More Like Hot Storage? Amirite?

There’s suddenly a hot demand in alternative investment: cold storage warehouses. These properties—where companies store perishable goods—have risen in popularity in part due to the growth of e-commercial delivery services…

Advising Decision Makers, International Real Estate, Real Estate Trends,

What does the US-China Tariff Battle Mean for Investment Opportunities?

We’re back to the unfortunate news of U.S. and China trade relations. There is no sign of an end in sight. The increased tariffs are beginning to have an obvious…

Operations, Real Estate Trends, Technology,

Wealth of Nations Has Some Questions, A Couple of Suggestions

It’s been quite the week Detroit.  Let’s jump right in… The Autonomous Vehicle Race You won’t be surprised to learn that being a Detroit headquartered firm has its disadvantages.  One of…

Best of, Real Estate Trends,

Wealth of Nations Seeks The Green In Green

Welcome to the initial installment of what should be (emphasis on should) a weekly review of all things I find interesting or just happen to come across in commercial real…