The corporate lineage of The Mat West Company dates back to 1937, when founder and Chairman Emeritus, U.S. Air Force Major General (Ret.) Orrin W. Matthews completed his first real estate acquisition. After several successful decades in residential real estate development, we expanded into commercial and industrial development, through numerous business partnerships and joint ventures. By 1985, The Mat West Company began leveraging its status as an American representative firm with an established reputation, strong client loyalty, and experienced business acumen, to serve and represent foreign investors and their diverse U.S. business requirements.
More recently, we began assisting real estate investors in locating and acquiring investment properties in Japan. As of January 2014, The Mat West Company has facilitated the acquisition of three high rise residential buildings in Fukuoka, as well as, oversaw the design and construction of an 11-story apartment building in Hiroshima. We also sourced financing with regional banks, vetted local Japanese property management firms for our investors, and provided guidance for tax issues which are unique to Japan. We are excited to expand our commercial real estate investment services to properties overseas and will continue to aggressively represent our investors in new opportunities.
In addition to our past performance, our investors further benefit from a unique variety of quality resources that you will not find in other companies: from our cutting edge, cloud based, commercial real estate investment and management enterprise software to our professional staff of attorneys, architects, engineers, brokers, financial analysts, business managers, system engineers, construction and property managers. To accommodate our client’s needs, our employees also speak and work in English, Spanish, Japanese, and a number of other languages.
We function in many roles, including developer, property manager, designer, and business advisor, for a wide variety of clients, both foreign and domestic. The Mat West Company has established a proud record of quality service, financial safety, modern infrastructure, operational efficiency, and business success. Our portfolio is quickly growing as we are continuously looking for new and exciting opportunities for our investors. As a long-established force with a successful track record, The Mat West Company looks to the future while building on its strong past.