Matt has more than 13 years of experience in real estate development, focused primarily on the market analysis, site acquisitions and predevelopment phases of the project cycle. Before launghing Imagine1 in late 2013, Matt was responsible for pre-development including financial underwriting and market selection as well as being the lead developer for several projects at Southern Land Company. At Andover Capitol Group for the majority of his early career, he gained significant experience in the pre-development phase of hospitality and multifamily projects; as well as single-family construction and development.
Matt has earned a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and both a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) and Masters of Science in Finance from Vanderbilt University.
Brian Heuser grew up in the rolling hills – turned development Mecca – of Ocala, FL. As part of his family’s third generation in construction, electrical and design, Brian had a toolkit strapped to his overalls before he was in second grade. Sumer jobs with his his parents’ clients and subs – who were among the best in the area – became par for the course.
Brian graduated from Furman University, wherein he honed his knowledge of political economy and Chinese language. After serving as a teaching fellow in political science and economic development, Brian returned to Florida to join the family business.
The knowledge economy called him back and he completed two graduate degrees at Vanderbilt University with distinction, including his doctorate in administration. With significant expertise in organizational performance management, Brian knows how to bring a project home on time with value added. He has consulted for some of the largest firms in the State – from healthcare to higher education – on how to better align their intended goals with the resources necessary to achieve them. He currently holds a full-time faculty position at the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University where he also helps the University better manage and assess their institutional data.
As a longtime neighbor of Capitol District in the Hope Gardens neighborhood, Brian has strongly advocated for healthier, more educated neighborhoods in the urban core. He has worked for years with MNPS, MNPD, The Mayor’s Office, City Council, MDHA and the neighborhood associations to ensure that these neighborhoods become among the very finest in the city.