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Matt Sayre JOINS AS Chief Operating Officer

We are thrilled to announce our newest team member – Matt Sayre!

Matt Sayre joins Russell as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations in all three markets, including Quad Cities, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Matt brings over 24 years of construction industry experience in executive leadership, project management, and business development. Prior to joining Russell, Matt was most recently the Vice President of Construction Operations – Multifamily & Senior Living at Ryan Companies office in Minneapolis, MN.

In his new role, Matt will oversee all operations functions, including construction project management, preconstruction services, field operations, and business development. As an executive team member, Matt will also help to execute our strategic plan and ensure our operations are aligned with our overall business objectives. As a key executive leader, Matt will furthermore be instrumental in mentoring and developing the next generation of leaders at Russell.  

“This is an exciting time at Russell,” stated Caitlin Russell, President. “Matt brings construction and development experience and leadership mastery to the Chief Operating Officer role. After a yearlong search to fill this pivotal role, we are honored that Matt is relocating his family to the Quad Cities. We are eager to welcome him to Russell, strengthen our operational teams with his guidance, and engage him in our mission to build great people, relationships, and communities.”

Matt carries to Russell a deep portfolio of expertise in high-quality and amenity rich multifamily and senior living facilities, including overseeing over $1.4 billion in projects while in his last role. A graduate of Minnesota State University, Matt brings a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, and numerous recognitions including being named as a Building Design & Construction Magazine 40 under 40 (2021) and a certified Eagle Scouts.

“I am absolutely thrilled to begin this exciting new chapter in my career by joining the Russell team. In my search for the ideal professional home, I had three key criteria in mind:

  • I wanted to be part of a family-owned and operated firm with a stellar reputation for prioritizing customers and consistently doing what’s right.
  • I sought an organization that genuinely values its employees at every level.
  • Most importantly, I needed to find a place that shares my deep passion for real estate, regardless of the scope of services we offer on any given project.


Russell embodies all these qualities, making it the perfect place for me to support the team and my personal growth,” stated Matt Sayre.