Halpern Enterprises has elevated Matthew Oppenheimer from Director of Acquisitions to company President. He will be responsible for enhancing the value of the company’s existing portfolio, achieving growth goals through acquisitions and new development, and maintaining a strong financial and organizational foundation.
“Matthew has proven that he can lead our company into its next chapter,” said Halpern Chairman and CEO Jack Halpern. “We have proudly witnessed him grow into his new role and look forward to watching him flourish in a strategic leadership position.”
Matthew is a member of Halpern’s third generation of family employees. He joined the company in 2012 as a regional property manager before serving as an analyst and associate on the development team. In 2019, he was named Director of Acquisitions, responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and performing due diligence on all new acquisitions, and collaborating on ground-up development pursuits.
“The strategic succession plans we implemented to ensure a smooth and responsible transition are coming to fruition,” said Carolyn Oppenheimer, Halpern’s Executive Vice President. “Matthew’s promotion to President ushers in a new era for the company that we’re excited to see and support.”
Matthew succeeds Bill Brown, who served as President for 14 years. During his tenure, Bill mentored Matthew and the company’s third generation of family employees and was instrumental in expanding the company’s footprint across the Southeast.
“It is an honor to be named President of Halpern Enterprises and have the opportunity to apply the wisdom and guidance I have had the good fortune to receive from Jack, Carolyn and Bill,” said Matthew. “I’m excited to build on the firm’s success and uncover new ways to create value for our company, team members, and the tenants and communities we serve.”
Before joining Halpern, Matthew was a leasing agent with Glenwood Development and an analyst with Rosenberg Capital Advisors, focusing on retail property acquisitions. He began his real estate career on the retail leasing team at Colliers International.
Matthew has a master’s degree in real estate from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in real estate finance from Indiana University. In the community, he serves as secretary and treasurer for the Chamblee Doraville Community Improvement District, and holds board and committee positions with The Epstein School, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Hillels of Georgia, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and Birthright Israel Foundation. He participated in the ADL Glass Leadership Institute, the AJC Black/Jewish coalition retreat and the ULI mini-Technical Assistance Panel studying Buford Highway.