Matthew B. Whalen

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Whalen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cord Meyer Development Company. He brings to Cord Meyer 30 years of experience in such real estate sectors as multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and single family.

Most recently, Whalen served as Senior Vice President of Development at a major developer of rental communities, responsible for development and acquisition activity across Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut. A 1988 graduate of Princeton University, where he received a B.A. in history, Whalen looks forward to exploring development opportunities for Cord Meyer Development Company.

John Simone

Chief Operating Officer

John Simone is Chief Operating Officer of Cord Meyer Development Company. He brings more than 30 years of real estate experience to Cord Meyer. Most recently, Simone served as Vice President-Development at Mattone Investors (Westbury, NY), overseeing several large re-positioning projects in Queens, Brooklyn, and Long Island.

A graduate of Bucknell University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Simone is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the Commercial/Industrial Brokers Society, the Long Island Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Kevin Schmidt, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Schmidt is Chief Financial Officer of Cord Meyer Development Company where he oversees Cord Meyer’s finance and accounting operations, while being actively engaged in the company’s financial planning.

Schmidt, who joined Cord Meyer in 1991, is a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors. He earned a BBA from Baruch College and is a member of the New York State Society of CPA’s.

Ryan C. Tatzel

Vice President of Development

Ryan C. Tatzel is Vice President of Development at Cord Meyer Development Company. A 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Tatzel oversees real estate development opportunities at Cord Meyer from conception through stabilization.

Prior to joining Cord Meyer in 2020, Tatzel developed domestic and international patents, co-founded and eventually sold a technology company, and worked at a series of investment and property management firms. Tatzel completed his master’s at NYU’s Shack Institute of Real Estate where he received the prestigious 2019/2020 Shack Academic Excellence Award.

Nora Nolan

Vice President Marketing

Nora Nolan joined Cord Meyer Development in June of 2004. She currently is the Vice President of Marketing responsible for the marketing needs of the company’s new developments.

Before joining Cord Meyer, Nolan was the Director of National Meetings and Programs for a major beverage company for over 20 years, responsible for sales, marketing and incentive meetings and events.


Martin G. Berger

John F. Collins

Carrie L. Hoffman

Pliny Jewell IV

Carlos R. Meyer

George C. Meyer III

Michelle Meyer

Richard W. Meyer, Jr.

Willets S. Meyer

W. Blair Meyer, Jr.

Sidney Scott III

Cynthia M. Thomas

Matthew B. Whalen