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Burke Construction Group Named General Contractor of Matter Real Estate Group’s UnCommons Project

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2019)Matter Real Estate Group has named Burke Construction Group Inc. as general contractor of the firm’s $400-million UnCommons project. The first-of-its kind mixed-use development in southwest Las Vegas will break ground this spring and be completed in fall 2021.

The curated office, restaurant, food hall, lifestyle and residential offerings, designed by the globally renowned architecture firm Gensler, will be complemented by a pedestrian trail, multi-purpose conference center and inspirational art, all situated on an easily walkable 40-acre site.

The San Diego-based developer, Matter Real Estate, believes it is taking on a true partnership through this announcement. “The value that Burke Construction Group places on sustainable strategies, relationship building, value adding and really working as a trusted partner is what sets them apart from the competition,” said Matter Real Estate Partner Jim Stuart.

Phase I of UnCommons includes nearly 200,000 square feet of office space, a variety of popular new eateries and a food hall featuring carefully edited versions of the best of the local food scene. Lifestyle and entertainment uses include a variety of fitness studios and a luxury movie theater, plus an additional 382 urban style apartment units with the convenience of approximately 1,200 parking stalls located in two modern onsite parking structures. Phase I represents $250 million of new commercial and residential construction and upon completion, UnCommons will house 3,000 employees and more than 2,000 residents. The project will deliver a new supply of office space each year to meet the anticipated ongoing market demand.

“Collaboration, communication and accountability will be the driving forces in the partnering approach taken on this project,” explained Kevin Burke, President and CEO of Burke Construction Group and also a partner of Matter Real Estate. “We look forward to embarking on a collaborative partnership by producing a project in an environment that embodies our core values of quality results, professionalism and integrity. We are excited to be a part of an incredibly talented project team.”

The Burke Construction Group team will utilize a four-story hybrid structure made of concrete and steel—the same type of support model the firm has successfully used with the Credit One Corporate Bank Headquarters and the first building at the UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. “Hybrid structures allow a more efficient design of the reinforced concrete structural elements as well as of the steel structural elements,” Burke commented.

From an aesthetic front, functional spaces support end users with abundant access to outdoors and daylight with large perimeter windows. Burke Construction Group will also employ virtual design and construction strategies to create multi-dimensional representations of physical and functional characteristics of the buildings.

“The different technologies Burke uses allows the team to run clash detections, model 3D spaces and visualize what the project will look like through a 360-degree visual of the space,” Stuart explained. “Another added benefit is that those tools and technology give us the ability to coordinate projects earlier and mitigate and reduce construction requests for information and change orders.”

Since forming in early 2018, Matter Real Estate has rapidly advanced and emerged as a leading developer with approximately 2 million square feet of commercial and industrial projects underway. Some of Matter Real Estate’s other Las Vegas projects include the recent groundbreaking of the 725,000-square-foot Matter Logistics Center @ West Cheyenne Avenue, the 450,000-square-foot Matter Park @ Henderson, now under construction, the new 150,000-square-foot Matter @ Craig Road, and the 135,000-square-foot Matter Business Park @Warm Springs, now nearing completion.

About Burke Construction Group Inc.
Burke Construction Group is an award-winning general contracting firm headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada with regional offices located in North Dakota. Licensed / registered in 26 states and uniquely positioned to meet the demands of a geographically diverse marketplace, Burke provides comprehensive preconstruction, development, virtual design and construction (VD&C), construction management, LEED® and sustainable building under a variety of project delivery methods. Affording customized solutions and support to our clients and partners, Burke Construction Group handles both public and private projects throughout various market sectors including: Educational, Cultural & Religious, Government, Financial, Healthcare, Hospitality / Entertainment, Data & Call Center, Office, Industrial, Retail and Senior Care / Multi-family. For more information, please visit

About Matter Real Estate Group
Matter Real Estate Group is a real estate development company whose goal is to elevate the everyday human experience, enabling people, businesses and communities to thrive. The company is led by three partners, Jim Stuart, Matt Root and Kevin Burke, each with more than 20+ years of experience in the development of place making projects combining design, construction and operating strategy all under one roof. The firm strongly believes that development can be a curated experience designed around business needs while at the same time focusing on flexibility, purpose and inclusiveness. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Matter focuses on developing within the Western U.S. with projects in planning or under construction in major cities including Austin, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Phoenix. For more information, please visit