Meet the team

Matt Roth


Over the last several years, Matt has closed on more than 260 acres of land and developed and sold over 2 million square feet of industrial buildings generating nearly $300 million in revenue.

Matt has more than 20 years’ experience in structuring and negotiating complex transactions and in this role is responsible for all property due diligence and entitlements, property development, acquisition and dispositions, contract negotiations, customer and partner relations, broker and lender relationships, property management, tenant improvements, and third-party management relationships. In previous roles with BlueScope, Matt led multiple legal teams and has been a member of various BlueScope management teams in the United States and Australia. Matt is the Chair of the Kansas City chapter of CoreNet.

Denise Holt

Preconstruction & Development Manager

As Preconstruction & Development Manager, Denise has 35 years of design-build experience in construction project management and contract delivery stakeholder stewardship. Her past experience includes programming assessment, design, competitive procurement, scheduling and construction within various delivery models of design-build, cost plus, GMP, and lump sum.

Denise works closely with the general contractor throughout the due diligence, preconstruction phase, and construction phases of project delivery.

Ed Stockwell

Preconstruction & Development Manager

As Preconstruction & Development Manager, Ed is responsible for site due diligence, construction overview, reporting, and closeout of BlueScope Properties Group projects.

Ed has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry including work with several national retail building and development programs driving site design, due diligence, project scheduling, design development, construction document production, permitting, and construction administration.

Ed earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University. He is a licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and he maintains licenses in Arizona, Illinois, and Kansas.

Ben Cohara

Commercial Finance Manager

As Commercial Finance Manager, Ben leads the financial analysis, reporting, strategy, and planning functions of BlueScope Properties Group.

Ben has more than 20 years’ experience in finance, business development, and strategy with proven success creating and launching strategic partnerships. His past experience includes Big 4 consulting, corporate development at a mobile media startup, and strategy and business development for the leading greeting card company in the world.

Ben earned his BSBA from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Emory University.

Melvin Sims

Legal Counsel

As Legal Counsel, Melvin is responsible for advising BlueScope Properties Group on all real estate transactions including property due diligence and entitlements, acquisition and dispositions, property development, contract negotiations and corporate governance.

Prior to joining BlueScope Properties Group, Melvin practiced law at an AmLaw 100 law firm where he provided guidance on a wide range of commercial and intellectual property transactions. Melvin received his Master of Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jackie Jordan

Jackie Jordan

Administrative Assistant

As assistant to the group, Jackie has more than 25 years’ experience of administrative support and as an executive assistant in areas of construction and real estate development. She has been an executive assistant within a design-build construction firm, a real estate developer, and a major hotel developer. She draws on those experiences as direct support for the entire group and works extensively in coordinating all things needed to support group functions including related documents tracking/execution, marketing and trade show support, travel, and expense management.

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