Vice President - Development
John Simone joined the company in 2019 and is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and assisting in the development of existing and new projects.
Mr. Simone has over 30 years of experience in all asset classes, including sales, leasing, investments, and finance. Prior to joining Mattone Investors, he was a Principal at real estate service firm NAI Long Island, where he served as Managing Partner. There he successfully marketed numerous properties resulting in millions of square feet of sales and leasing deals, and also represented tenants in their space requirements. In addition, Mr. Simone structured many investment syndication deals where huge value was created through improved management, leasing and renovations. Throughout his tenure, he guided the firm’s growth of its brokerage and management services into one of the leading real estate service firms in the tri-state area and orchestrated the successful sale of the company to Cushman & Wakefield in 2019.
Prior to NAI Long Island, Mr. Simone was Vice President of the Albanese Organization, a New York City-based development firm, where he oversaw the development of several high-profile New York City developments.
Mr. Simone is an active member of many professional organizations including the Commercial/Industrial Brokers Society, the Long Island Real Estate Group, The Garden City Real Estate Professionals, The Long Island Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mr. Simone received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University (1983).