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Cabela’s Retail, Inc. is the world’s foremost outfitter and opened its first New England retail store in October 2007 at Rentschler Field. Its store is approximately 186,000 square feet, situated on 19 acres. Cabela’s receives over 95% of its energy from 4 UTC Power clean energy fuel cells.

The Matos Group Scope of Work:

• Obtained all Federal, Local and State permits (including STC)
• Carried project through site plan approvals
• Redesigned Cabela’s retail store template to better ‘mesh’ with Town and developer’s design criteria
• Provided engineering design
• Performed site work construction
• Assisted in construction management
• Perform property management services for Cabela’s (in addition to acting as landlord)
• Designed and arranged financing for Cabela’s clean energy fuel cells
• Cabela’s total building cost: +/- $70 million
• Cabela’s site work cost: $2.8 million

Finance Partners:

• TD Bank, Berkshire Bank, TMG Investment Partners

Rentschler Field is a 1,000 acre mixed-use brownfield development in East Hartford, CT that has been master planned and approved for up to 15.7 million SF of building space

The Matos Group Scope of Work:

• Rezoned entire site from Industrial to a Design Development District
    * Residential, Hotel, Retail, Office, R&D and Entertainment uses all permitted as of right
• Obtained all Federal, State and Local permits for entire development (including negotiated agreements with the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
• Provided master planning, development, and property management services for United Technologies Corporation
• Received several planning and construction industry awards for project, including:
     * 2008 Annual Connecticut Real Estate                  award for Economic Impact
     * 2007 General Contractors of America Private                  Owner of the Year
• Total cost projected at over $2 billion at full completion

Project: UCONN Business School Accelerator Hartford, CT 2004

The Matos Group, in conjunction with Capital Properties, developed the UCONN Business School’s Financial Accelerator in Constitution Plaza

The Matos Group Scope of Work:

• Unique product to market
• Developed innovative, short-term financing program for tenant (UCONN) outside traditional lease rental structure
• Flexible tenant package
• Multiple capital structures were offered
• Managed build out of both tenant and landlord work letters in a compressed time schedule

Representative Projects