Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in Louisville Business First.
Matthew Hartlage works as a Vice President of Brokerage in JLL’s industrial sector. He specializes in the leasing and sale of industrial properties throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana.
Years in the industry: 14
Favorite Louisville neighborhood: St. Matthews
Why did you get into the real estate business?
Real estate has always piqued my interest, and I wanted the opportunity to interact with businesses and owners in order to understand their operational needs so that I might become a trusted adviser able to assist with their real estate-related needs. Over coffee with a mentor in spring 2004, I realized seizing the chance to join the industrial team at Harry K. Moore Co. (now JLL) would be the perfect fit.
What are some up-and-coming areas to look out for in Louisville real estate?
The opening of the Lewis and Clark Bridge will continue to fuel growth in Southern Indiana, but Kentucky passing right-to-work [legislation] and proximity to Louisville International Airport/Interstate 65 corridor will continue to drive demand in established, infill locations.