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Breathing New Life Into Buildings: Matt McGauley Of FTC Development

Matt McGauley
Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Matt McGauley

Sometimes, a career path is anything but a straight line - even if the path seems logical in retrospect.

Just ask Matt McGauley.

He’s the president and CEO of FTC Development - formerly known as Fidelity Trust Company - the fourth generation to lead a family business that is the oldest real estate firm in Chattanooga.

Last month, we talked about his story and parts of the company’s footprint today in commercial real estate development in this city, from historic buildings to adaptive reuse - and we share our conversation on this episode of “Scenic Roots.”