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Matthews Chicago Adds First VP with Retail Investment Sales Specialty

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services has hired Patrick Forkin as first VP. Based out of the Matthews Chicago office in the Fulton Market District, Forkin specializes in retail investment properties throughout Chicagoland and the greater Midwest. 

Forkin brings 16 years of commercial real estate experience working alongside developers, syndicators, institutions, private investors, and high-net-worth individuals to Matthews. Throughout his career, Forkin has handled or advised on aggregated sales exceeding $1.6 billion, encompassing more than 300 transactions across 17 states. 

“Matthews’ culture and backend support are unlike anywhere else in the industry,” Forkin said. “I believe the company best fits my mindset and long-term goals and is a place that will help bring my brokerage business to the next level.” 


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