A native of Chicago, Matthew Simon studied at the University of Illinois and then went on to receive a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He moved to New York City in 2003, where he worked in the New York Knicks’ Front Office for four years. Thereafter, he teamed up with Phil Silverman to open a luxury clothing boutique in Manhattan’s West Village that sold men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Three years later, Matthew and Phil shifted their focus from ready-to-wear to real estate. Today, their specialty is developing high-end single family townhouses on the Upper West Side and in Greenwich Village.