REVA Development Partners
Matt Nix has more than 20 years of experience in real estate development. He specializes in residential development, primarily apartments, condominiums and townhomes, and has directed a broad range of projects, including large-scale, mixed-use suburban town centers, investment-quality, multi-family communities and small-scale, urban, multi-family and adaptive re-use residences.
Prior to forming REVA Development Partners with Warren James in 2011, Nix led the residential development group for Opus North, where he served as vice president for real estate development. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing site selection, zoning, design, financing, project management, sales and property management of more than $200 million in development activity.
Before joining Opus North, Nix worked for Lincoln Property Company, where he was involved in the development of more than 2,500 apartment units throughout the Midwest. He began with Lincoln as a development associate and rose to the position of vice president of development, with responsibility for all facets of the development process. In this capacity, he worked closely with a number of construction lenders and investment partners, including major pension funds, life insurance companies and REITs.
Nix started his business career as a loan officer with PNC Mortgage, following a post-college stint as a journalist in San Jose, Costa Rica. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and a master’s degree in business from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
He has served as a regular jury panelist for Urban Land Institute’s Urban Plan competition since 2006, and has participated in multiple ULI/RTA Technical Assistance panels for local municipalities. He also has been active with the Kellogg Alumni Mentoring Program since 2007. Additionally, he has participated in numerous panels and speaking engagements through affiliations with Urban Land Institute, Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicagoland Apartment Association and other real estate-related organizations.
Nix lives in River Forest, Illinois, with his wife and three young sons.