Leadership at Essential Realty Partners

Rick CourtneyManaging Partner, CEO
Rick Courtney is a Founding Partner and CEO of ERP and responsible for the overall direction of the firm. He leads ERP’s national portfolio build and asset management platforms and is a member of ERP’s Executive and Investment Committees.

Rick a 35-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and has over 15-years of C-level experience. He has transacted/managed over 15,000 units and 3.2m SF of commercial space nationwide.

Prior to founding ERP, he served as President/COO for Brass where he was responsible for its AUM and a development pipeline of $1.4B.

Rick holds numerous professional licenses and certifications and including the elite CCIM and CPM designations. Rick is a cum laude graduate of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business.

John MathesonFounding Partner, Chief Legal Counsel
John has over 30-years of leadership experience in private and public companies – including serving as CEO of Global Power Equipment Group (NYSE: GEG). He was awarded the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and inducted into E&Y’s Hall of Fame for his executive leadership in 2009.

Prior to co-founding ERP, John served as COO/General Counsel for a multi-state real estate development firm. With 20 years of C-level experience he has extensive legal, accounting and executive management experience with in-depth expertise in real estate, mergers and acquisitions and international based ventures.

John is a former CPA with PWC, graduate of Harvard Business School, Georgetown University Law Center and summa cum laude graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Price School of Business.

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