Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jack Matasosky

Meet the APPRO and CERRON Team: Jack Matasosky

Continuing to introduce you to the members of our team, we would like to introduce you to Jack Matasosky! We hope you have fun learning more about our fabulous team at APPRO & CERRON.


Name: Jack Matasosky

Role: CEO, Sales, Owner  APPRO Development & CERRON Commercial Properties Broker/Owner


APPRO and CERRON help businesses find and/or create great spaces – what about that do you love?

  • I sincerely love the outcome and especially the entire engaging process with clients. We have the opportunity to join our clients as an active participant  int heir firm for a time, while we investigate their operations and need, provide options, and ultimately help create property solutions that enhance their operations!

Describe your role with APPRO and CERRON in 10-15 words.

  •  My role here is sales, management, and a little of everything else.

Why should someone who doesn’t know APPRO and CERRON, choose our companies?

  • I would hope a client would choose our firms because they can trust us to create solutions to their needs based on the breadth of our knowledge/skill in in these markets.

What is your earliest memory of selling, designing or building something?

  • Elementary school – I always wanted to study Architecture at some point. I would doodle in class – if I liked a teacher, I would draw them in a beautiful building or setting. If I didn’t care for the topic – they might end up behind bars in some rat hole jailhouse!

What makes our team unique?

  • We have based and built our companies on the simple premise of serving client need. We recognize the magnitude of the investment in a property solution – whether a new building, an addition, or relocating to a new space, and we work very hard to make sure clients feel they have made all of their decisions based on clear, relevant and extensive data.

What inspires and/or motivates you in what you do with APPRO and CERRON?

  • Every project, every client is unique and to be able to partner with that particular client for a period of time is exciting and fresh to me.
What do you do outside of the office for fun?

  • My fun outside of the office typically revolves around my wife and son – his hockey and sports activities fill our lives with joy. When other time is available – skiing, fishing, hunting and golfing are things I enjoy.

What is the best compliment you have received?

  • I value integrity and sincerity so highly in others – so when someone mentions them about me – I really appreciate the compliment.
What is your favorite sport (to cheer on or to play)?
  • First and foremost would be my son’s hockey team…then, any other hockey team.

Where is one place you have not been, but would really like to go?

  • Heaven…but, not quite yet!

In contrast to our last team member interview, Jack Mataosky is the most senior member of our team, having officially launched APPRO Development in 1987. He was formerly part of Hitchcock Industries, providing architectural and construction management skills to help develop and build Airlake Industrial Park, a division of Hitchcock Industries. Over the years, Jack has been an integral part of our local community by serving on the Lakeville Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce (and was even voted Business Person of the Year in 1993), as well as serving on multiple boards of directors and foundations. Jack is a driven leader and passionate about every project in which he is involved. He values his team, making sure to greet every member each morning – with or without his shoes on!

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Airlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to Welcome FedEx

Airlake Industrial Park & First Park neighbor to welcome FedEx in Lakeville MNAirlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to Welcome FedEx Facility

Airlake Industrial Park’s Neighbor, First Park to welcome FedEx facility to Lakeville, MN. The new 94,000 square foot industrial facility is great news for First Park and neighboring Airlake Industrial Park, the second largest industrial park in the state of Minnesota. The campus will begin with three buildings and an additional twelve acres for potential future expansion, in addition to bringing as many as 250 jobs to the city of Lakeville, MN.

The new FedEx facility is planned to be located on the southeast corner of Dodd and CR-70 (215th St W). President of APPRO Development, a longtime Airlake Industrial Park& Lakeville area developer and Lakeville Economic Development Commission member, Jack Matasosky said, “It is with pleasure we welcome FedEx and we are thrilled they chose Lakeville for their new site! This is a benefit not just for the area industrial parks, but also for the city of Lakeville. We are seeing a lot of activity in Lakeville right now and it’s just great to see a project of this scope get off the ground!”

More information on this activity can be found in a recent Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal article, “FedEx plans new 250-person warehouse for suburban worker shift” released, September 25, 2014.

If you are interested in constructing a new facility in Lakeville, please see our available land list, or contact our team for more information on starting a new building project.

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Pan-O-Prog – Lakeville, MN: Flashback Thursday!

Pan-O-Prog is going on in Lakeville, MN – Check Out our Flashback Thursday pics!

Pan-O-Prog Time - Flashback to Airlake Industrial Park - Maynard JohnsonPan-o-Prog is an annual community event in Lakeville, Minnesota – starting way back in 1967! APPRO has been around for more than 27 years, with ties to the Airlake Industrial Park, dating back to the mid-1960’s. We have a few great flashback photos for you to enjoy from that era, just about the time Pan-O-Prog got its start!

Jack Matasosky, our fearless leader at APPRO Development & CERRON Commercial Properties, started working with Hitchcock Industries back in 1978. Hitchcock Industries started the Airlake Industrial Park (originally located in what is now the Aircraft Resource Center (ARC) building). We thought it would be fun to share a few of the many pictures we have from around that time, including the parade float, ribbon cutting at the Airlake Airport (be sure to get out there this weekend to see the WWII military aircraft), and a couple of pics of Maynard Johnson, original co-founder of Hitchcock Industries. Most of these pictures are circa 1966-1967.

Be sure to check out the festivities going on now through Sunday, July 13th to celebrate the Panorama of Progress – “Pan-O-Prog” – happening all around Lakeville, MN. If you get the chance, be sure to stop out the Airlake Airport to see the planes. Our company had the good fortune to be there from the start, and has helped to build some of the original hangars you will see there, as well as the buildings in the Airlake Industrial Park you will pass on your way to the airport.

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We hope you enjoy the flashback as much as we did!

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Real Estate Leads Economic Improvement through 2015

Real Estate Leads Economic Improvement through 2015 according to NAR

By Jack Matasosky

real estate market trends improvement to 2015 article by APPROA recent news release by the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), summarizes findings by NAR chief economist, Lawrence Yun, indicating economic improvement through 2015.

You may read the full article, “Forecast for Housing and the Economy Suggests Gradual Improvement through 2015”, HERE.

As the residential real estate market tends to lead the industrial/commercial real estate market, this is good news to our ears here at APPRO and CERRON!

Are you considering making a space change for your business? By contacting our team early on in the process, you will find a knowledgeable partner to expertly walk you through all possible options and scenarios, resulting in the best possible solution for your business. To get started, call our team today!