Matter Real Estate Group has announced industry veteran Mike Wethington as general manager of UnCommons, the much-anticipated $400 million, 40-acre mixed-use community opening in southwest Las Vegas this year. With decades of senior management experience, Wethington will manage all day-to-day operations at UnCommons, oversee new tenant development, prepare annual budget and management plans and more.
“Mike is stepping into this crucial role at a time of significant growth for UnCommons and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team,” said Matter Real Estate Group Partner Jim Stuart. “His expertise in the mixed-use sector is unmatched and we’re confident that he will further strengthen our community’s goal of redefining the way we live and work.”
With an undeniably successful career in real estate spanning over 25 years, Wethington has worked and managed the development, construction and marketing of significant shopping and multiple mixed-used lifestyle centers; Galleria at Sunset, then the two grand openings of Victoria Gardens and Town Square. Wethington’s responsibilities included overseeing all operations, asset management, financial forecasting, tenant coordination of construction and relations, and relationships with local authorities while also assisting the two transitions of ownership of property.
The second commercial phase of UnCommons is now under construction, which will bring to the campus a state-of-the-art conference center, two coveted office buildings and an additional parking garage with ample stalls. Several industry leaders have committed to move into the sought-after spaces within UnCommons’ Phase I office buildings beginning early summer, including CBRE, Morgan Stanley, BDO and Sotheby’s International Realty. DraftKings also announced late last year that it will occupy 90,000 square feet within UnCommons, for what will serve as the North America headquarters for the digital sports entertainment and gaming leader.
UnCommons will reimagine the workplace experience with market-leading design and technology, floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome daylight and views of the natural Las Vegas surroundings, breakout spaces for individual work or small group collaboration. The campus will set the foundation for a thriving, inspiring workplace by bringing together multiple fitness studios, common open-air areas, contemporary residential units and a mélange of food and beverage options.