Leslie Logan Taylor
Mrs. Taylor joined Matrix Development Group, the real estate investment corporate parent of Matrix Special Events, at its inception in 1980. As Controller, she played a leading role in the expansion of the company from a three-person operation into a full service real estate investment firm with holdings throughout New Jersey and the Mid Atlantic region. As Vice President and Partner, Mrs. Taylor’s responsibilities were expanded to include corporate image development, and marketing of the corporate parent and its individual projects.
In 1989, Mrs. Taylor left Matrix to lead a new partnership formed by the Rockefeller family to acquire more than 800,000 square feet of office and research and development space in Princeton Forrestal Center in Princeton. As Managing Director of the project, she successfully directed the corporate re-positioning, leasing, marketing and asset management of this $100 million portfolio.
In 1992, Mrs. Taylor returned to Matrix to head its newly formed Special Events Division. In this capacity, Mrs. Taylor directs the strategic creation and production of special event programs for Matrix, as well as, for corporate and charitable organizations throughout New Jersey and the metropolitan area. Under her leadership, Matrix Special Events has produced some of the metropolitan areas largest special events including inaugural events for Governor James E. McGreevey, Senate campaign fund raising events for Senator Jon S. Corzine, the 110th Anniversary of Stevens Institute of Technology/Op Sail 2000, the Princeton International Rowing Regatta, the opening of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York and the JPMorgan International Council.