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Saxum Names Matthew Wassel & Kieran Flanagan as New Principals

  • Matthew Wassel and Kieran Flanagan promoted to Principal status

Saxum Names Matthew Wassel & Kieran Flanagan as New Principals
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Jan 19, 2022: Saxum promotes two new principals during a record year with the firms’ team growing by over 50% to over 30 professionals.


Matt Wassel joined Saxum as Director of Leasing in Q1 2018 to spearhead the leasing of the firms’ portfolio, while also playing a critical role in the future growth of the firm. Since then, he has inked over 2 million SF of leases, built a dynamic leasing team and help emboldened Saxum’s vision through his creative leadership. Matt’s role as leader in the firm has expanded to become a critical voice in Saxum’s long-term growth, leasing, asset management and strategic planning. Matt was also responsible for the opening of Saxum’s Austin office which commenced in 2020 under his leadership. As a newly promoted Principal, Matt will continue to lead Saxum’s growing leasing team to execute on Saxum’s multiple investment strategies.


“Matt is a quintessential team player who immediately added value from day one across Saxum’s’ verticals. His diverse skill set, coupled with his excellent work ethic and incredible professionalism makes him a truly unique leader. Through his determination and grit Matt has consistently executed on leasing the firm’s portfolio, even though the most challenging of circumstances. Matt has been a critical leader of the firm we are grateful for his leadership, dedication, and stewardship of the firms’ values and vision. We are honored to have continue his partnership as a Principal of the firm.”

Anthony Rinaldi, Founder and Managing Principal


Kieran Flanagan joined Saxum as Director of Construction in 2016 and has overseen the construction and development of over 4 million sf of Saxum’s rapidly growing portfolio. With over thirty years of experience in construction spanning multiple asset classes, he has been a critical force in Saxum’s growth, especially through one of the most challenging construction environments in the last 50 years. He has grown his dynamic team of construction professionals executing on dozens of projects across the country. As Principal, Kieran will continue to lead the execution of Saxum’s construction projects across the country while also strategically building and expanding the organizations’ ability to continuously meet and exceed its growth expectations nationwide.


“Kieran’s vast construction experience has proved invaluable to the growth of the firm, especially over the last 24 months which have been one of the most challenging construction environments in recent history. Through his incredible experience and ability to lead with determination and focus, making countless critical decisions along the way, Kieran and his team have consistently delivered our most challenging projects. We are extremely grateful for Kieran’s partnership, leadership and dedication and are honored to have him continue to lead as a Principal of the firm.”

Anthony Rinaldi, Founder and Managing Principal


About Saxum: Saxum Real Estate is a national boutique real estate investment and development firm. Saxum specializes in value-add and opportunistic development opportunities across the U.S. in multiple asset classes. Leveraging its vertically integrated platform, Saxum has the ability to implement a unique investment approach to creating value and enhancing real estate at every step of the investment life cycle.


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