Matthew R Powers
Executive Vice President
In his role at JLL, Matt is responsible for leading and growing the emerging Retail/e-commerce Distribution practice group, focused on helping large retail clients optimize their supply chain networks with a specific focus on e-commerce growth.
Prior to joining JLL in the summer of 2016, Matt served as director of Walmart’s non-retail real estate portfolio and led the development of the initial e-commerce distribution network for Walmart.com. During his career with Walmart, Matt oversaw the retail giant’s 148 million SF industrial and office portfolio and led acquisitions of over 20 million SF.
Matt brings and array of knowledge from his previous career and offers subject matter expertise in real estate valuations, asset and property management, retail, office and industrial acquisitions and dispositions, business and economic incentives, site selection and project management.
Since joining JLL, Matt has provided consulting and brokerage services to a number of major US retailers including Lowe’s, IKEA, and Walmart. He is also a frequent speaker/presenter at industry events across the county.
Education and Affiliations
Realty Emerging Leader (Walmart)
Construction Engineer (Army National Guard)
Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership Recognition
J.D. Law – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
M.B.A. Business – Webster University (with honors)
B.A. Government – Nicholls State (Magna Cum Laude)