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experience in all aspects of retail.

Matt Scow - Program Director

With over 23 years working knowledge and a wide spectrum of commercial real estate experience, including operations, facilities management, and leasing, Matthew Scow is a leader in the retail industry. Throughout his career he has utilized his team leadership and strategic planning skills to achieve market development and hundreds of millions of dollars in occupancy savings for some of the largest national brands in the industry, including Blockbuster, Harbor Freight Tools and TGI Fridays.

Matt began his career at Blockbuster, ultimately rising to Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities. While at Blockbuster he was a proponent of innovation, leveraging technology to manage development for growth and portfolio optimization. Matt shepherded his team through bankruptcy proceedings before moving to Harbor Freight where he delivered nearly 150 new stores, a key contribution to the company’s aggressive growth program. Most recently, Matt has been working with TGI Fridays to create best in class mapping, modeling, and new store site selection processes and procedures.  As part of the TGIF team he was also responsible for new store development and maximizing existing assets with negotiated transactions including renewals, restructures, terminations and sale leasebacks.  

Matt’s well-rounded perspective puts him in a unique position to identify the immediate needs of a client and provide insightful forethought, thus avoiding pitfalls while realizing full potential.

When not on the road or in the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his loving wife Kara and rambunctious twins Gadsden and Davny as well as being outdoors, running, biking, wine tasting and managing his own real estate portfolio.  

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