MM Appoints Marketing and Communications Head

Madison Marquette, one of the nation’s largest privately held commercial real estate investment and operating companies, announced today that Gayle J. Matthei has joined the firm as Managing Director, Marketing and Communications.  In this corporate role, Ms. Matthei reports directly to the company’s President, John Fleury, and will be responsible for leading strategic marketing, brand management and corporate communications. Gayle will be based at the firm’s Washington, D.C., headquarters.

Gayle brings over 20 years of experience as a senior marketing, communications and business development professional with a track record of success building brands and supporting revenue growth in top ranked commercial real estate companies.  She has served public and private regional, domestic and global firms with annual revenues ranging from $30 million to over $3 billion.  Ms. Matthei recently served as Chief Marketing Officer for Cassidy Turley, where she took on the role at brand launch in 2010.  She successfully developed and executed the marketing, corporate communications and public relations strategy that effectively drove brand reputation, quickly establishing the full-service commercial real estate services firm as an industry leader. She served the company through its 2015 merger with DTZ and subsequent combination with Cushman & Wakefield.

“I’m pleased to have a proven brand-builder on Madison Marquette’s executive team,” states John Fleury, President of Madison Marquette. “Her extensive knowledge of the commercial real estate industry and diverse marketing experience will allow us to enhance our profile as a leading investment manager and domestic real estate developer and services provider. We look forward to promoting our landmark redevelopment and investment projects underway across the country, as well as our capabilities as a savvy property marketer, operator and investor.”

Previously based In New York City, Gayle’s experience in commercial real estate includes senior marketing, business development and account management positions with Insignia/ESG, CBRE and Grubb & Ellis. She began her career marketing mixed-use urban redevelopment projects in central New Jersey.  Most recently, Gayle was EVP, Strategy and Marketing for VIVA Creative, a Metro DC-based experiential marketing firm, where she served a diverse mix of domestic and global client accounts.

Gayle is an active member of CoreNet Global and CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) and has served as a mentor in CREW’s successful “Bridging the C-Suite Gap,” mentoring program.  A past Trustee for the College of New Jersey, she presently serves on the Board of Coro Leadership Center in New York City.  She earned a BA in International Relations at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and previously served as a licensed real estate broker in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private real estate investment manager, developer, operator and service provider headquartered in Washington, DC. Founded in 1992, the company’s reputation is built on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of commercial mixed-use assets in major gateway and emerging high-growth markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette partners with global institutional and private investors to achieve industry-leading investment performance across asset classes. In addition, the firm provides integrated management and leasing services to many of the most sophisticated institutional owners in the industry. Current high-profile projects include The Wharf in Washington, D.C., the redevelopment of the Asbury Park waterfront in New Jersey, and Pacific Place in Seattle, WA. The firm covers major U.S. markets through its primary offices in Washington, D.C., New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Madison Marquette is a member of the Capital Guidance global group of companies. For more information, please visit the company’s website at



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