President & COO
Matthew R. Hagen is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Howard Group. He is responsible for the direction of all finance, accounting, investment, and budgeting activities at the company. He also serves on the Howard Group Executive Committee as one of the key central strategists on company business matters.
Matt joined Howard Group in Destin, Florida, in 1999 following a position as Corporate Controller with SM Morris, Ltd.—a construction, manufacturing, and industrial development company based in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining SM Morris, he was a Commercial Manager for Fru-Con Construction Corporation, a multinational construction company with offices in St. Louis, Washington D.C., and Vancouver, BC. He managed all site financial activities on various projects throughout the United States.
Originally from St. Louis, Matt is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Florida Division of Real Estate, and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, he holds a BS in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and licensed Florida Realtor.