WDG provides turn-key, full-cycle build-to-suit development and re-development services for retail projects of all sizes and scope. These services include, but are not limited to, site selection; land acquisition; site layout; value engineering; permitting; zoning; and construction management.
Additionally, WDG actively pursues the acquisition of existing value-add retail projects ranging from single-tenant assets to power center projects.
The principals of WDG have more than 30 years of experience focused on the acquisition, development and management of retail investment properties with an aggregate value exceeding $900 million.
Matt is the founder of Wilson Development Group.
Prior to founding WDG, Matt served as Principal and Development Manager at Blanchard Real Estate (“BRE”). While at BRE, Matt focused on turn-key, full-cycle build-to-suit developments and re-developments of retail projects. Matt was responsible for overseeing all facets of the development process, including securing the initial site and managing projects up to tenant occupancy.
Prior to joining BRE, Matt was Vice President of Development at Butler Development Group (Atlanta, GA) for eight years. At Butler, Matt was personally involved with the development of over 100 build-to-suit projects across various national credit tenants.
Matt graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Finance and has served as a member of the Terry College of Business Young Alumni Board. Matt currently resides in Atlanta.
David is one of the managing principals of WDG.
Since 2013, David has also served as Principal of BRE.
Prior to joining BRE, David was an investment banker in the Global Industrials Group at Credit Suisse, based in New York. While at Credit Suisse, David and his team provided execution and/or advisory for mergers, acquisitions and financings valued at approximately $21 billion for some of the world’s largest companies. Earlier in his career, David focused on retail investment property sales at an Atlanta-based firm, eventually rising to Director of Sales.
David received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, which he attended as a Merit Scholarship recipient.
Kevin is one of the managing principals of Wilson Development Group.
Prior to joining WDG, Kevin was the Vice President of Acquisitions for Core Property Capital, a private equity firm in Atlanta, GA. During his seven years at Core, Kevin successfully sourced and transacted on $350MM in multi-family, retail, debt recapitalization, discounted note purchase, and development opportunities encompassing 1.6M SF of retail and 700+ multi-family units in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.
Kevin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, is a ten year member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Georgia. Kevin currently resides in Atlanta.
Garret LeBlanc joined Wilson Development Group in 2019 as a Development Partner.
Garret comes from an extensive commercial real estate background working with REITS such Equity One and Brixmor Property Group, where he was responsible for leasing and managing over 2 million square feet in Atlanta, Nashville, and North Carolina. He eventually transitioned into retail development, joining Eden Rock Real Estate Partners in 2015. At Eden Rock, he was responsible for business procurement, acquisitions, and development management for single tenant and adaptive-reuse projects throughout Georgia. After 3 years Eden Rock, Garret became Vice President of acquisitions for Leon Capital Group where he was in charge of the Georgia and Tennessee markets.
Garret is currently on the board of ICSC NextGen Planning Committee, an active member of ICSC, and volunteer with The Circle for Children. His hobbies include ice hockey, lacrosse, golf and hiking.
Tripp joined WDG in 2017 after graduating from the University of Georgia.