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Kevin Matzke

Clarius Partners, LLC

Managing Principal

Job Functions: Executive, Acquisitions & Dispositions, Capital Markets, Design & Construction, Development, Leasing, Underwriting & Analysis


Kevin is a founding member and Managing Principal of Clarius Partners and is responsible for all aspects of the business. This includes the joint oversight of all company operations, including human resources, administration, accounting, financial management, debt and equity financing, marketing, client relations, and new business procurement on a national, regional and local basis. Kevin also leads the company’s management, development and leasing efforts for Clarius Park Morris, Clarius Park Joliet, and Clarius Park McCook in greater Chicago and Clarius Park Arcadia North, in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Prior to forming Clarius Partners, Kevin was Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for the Central Region and Northeast Region at Higgins Development Partners, responsible for all phases of land, industrial and office development projects, including new business identification, pursuit, underwriting, entitlement, construction, management and leasing.

Prior to joining Higgins, Kevin was a Senior Vice President with Catellus Development Corporation, where he led all aspects of land, office and industrial development projects in the Chicago region, while playing a key role in sourcing new business and opening a new Northeast regional office serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2005 when ProLogis acquired Catellus, Kevin was named Senior Vice President and Market Officer of Capital Deployment for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Prior to Catellus, Kevin was a Project Manager for Hines Interests, LP, in Chicago.

Since 1997, Kevin has directly led in the successful identification, transaction and development of over 1,500 acres of land and 4.7 million square feet of office and industrial build-to-suit projects.

Kevin graduated with a bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning, and a Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan.

Kevin has been a member of the board of directors of the Chicago Chapter of NAIOP since 2001, serving in the past as both legislative committee chair, and president; in addition to NAIOP, Kevin is active with several other industry and non-industry organizations. Kevin is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois.

Areas of Interest

Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation