Respectful Development
For Our History, Our Community, and Our Neighbors

Jack Matthews – St. Louis Real Estate Development

Specializing in Adaptive Reuse and New Construction Projects

A city’s vacant properties and blighted lots aren’t simply relics of a more thriving time – they’re the building blocks for an exciting revitalization that will enrich the quality of life for its residents.

As re-urbanism advocates focused on St. Louis and the Metro East, Jack Matthews develops remarkable spaces that reignite a sense of community. We strive to be the best neighbors possible by intentionally tailoring each unique destination to the area’s culture, history, and natural environment and opening the doors to economic growth.

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Expertise and Capabilities

Value creation is at the heart of every project we lead. We’re about finding the best solutions for properties, communities, and businesses, and by managing all aspects of the development process, we create best-in-class assets that positively impact the cities in our region.

Our full line-up of real estate development services includes:

  • Market studies
  • Site selection and land acquisition
  • Architecture and engineering
  • Government and public approvals
  • Zoning and permits
  • Project financing and bidding
  • Facility planning and management
  • Construction management
  • Lease generation

Recent Projects

Project Types

Olia Village

Creve Coeur, MO

The Station on Main

Edwardsville, IL


Edwardsville, IL

The Albert

Edwardsville, IL

The Ink House

Edwardsville, IL

Urban Collective Hotel

Edwardsville, IL

Mia Trattoria

Troy, IL

The Pflatts

Edwardsville, IL

City Walk

Edwardsville, IL
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By listening to local business owners, residents, and municipalities, we can best integrate their needs into every step of the development process.

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Our goal with each project is to ensure it blends seamlessly with a community’s spaces and honors its rich history.

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We specialize in unique and creative design that collaborates the details of cutting edge with constructability, usability, and value.

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Many developers avoid revitalization projects because of the complexities involved – we embrace challenges and find pioneering ways to solve them.

A Different Kind of Developer

We’re often asked how Jack Matthews Development stands out from other real estate developers in the Illinois and St. Louis region. Our answer – it’s by staying true to our principles and building trust with all stakeholders, from city government and urban planners to the community members, local business owners and residents who share their feedback. To us, it’s not just about getting the job done and moving to the next development. It’s about the integrity and intentionality behind each and every property from commercial, retail and industrial development to residential and urban revitalization to produce a quality project that is unique to the area while honoring it’s heritage and reflecting the community where it’s created.

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