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CEO of Federal Realty Don Wood

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Episode 1

In this episode, the CEO of Federal Realty, Don Wood, joins The Matthews Mentality Podcast to talk about the motivations of fear, pride, and the need to provide for oneself. Don has been with Federal Realty since 1998, where he is a trustee, and has served in positions from CFO to COO to President before being named CEO in 2003. Prior to joining Federal, Don spent 8 years at ITT Corporation, where he served in various capacities, including deputy controller and CFO of Caesars World. The first 7 years of his career were spent at Arthur Andersen, leaving to work for client Donald Trump as VP of Finance for the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.

Tune in to hear Kyle and Don talk about some of the most instrumental aspects of success, mentality, and motivation.


“Know what you know, know what you don’t know, but always stay open.”

Key Topics Discussed

  • Don’s career from his early 20s to his current position at Federal Realty

  • The biggest motivators throughout his career

  • How to influence people when communicating

  • The ultimate factors to success

  • Avoiding the victim mentality

  • A review of how the industry has moved through various market cycles


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