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Mr. John D. Merritt Jr.

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General Partner

Phone: (919) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Optima Properties LLC
1001 Wade Avenue Suite 301
Raleigh , North Carolina 27605
United States

Company Description: Optima Properties has a passion for designing and building communities that emphasize and preserve the natural qualities of the land. Our goal is to afford future...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Advisory Board Member
    Dogwood Properties
  • Executive Committee Member, the Episcopal Church
    Building Committee of St. Michael

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Web References
About Us | Dogwood Properties
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John D. Merritt, Jr.
John is a General Partner of Optima Properties, LLC. Optima is a land development and investment company that specializes in building sustainable communities in resort residential areas. To date, Optima has developed over 3,000 acres representing $85 million in real estate value in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. John is responsible for deal origination, underwriting, and the management of the company's North Carolina and Virginia projects.
Additionally, John serves as the CFO and leads business development activities for Envirolink, Inc. Envirolink is a utility management company that specializes in water, wastewater, and public works management for small municipalities across North Carolina.
John actively pursues investment opportunities in various industries including real estate, alternative energy, technology, utilities, and business services. John is currently a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, the past Young Leaders Chair of the Triangle Urban Land Institute where he also served as an Executive Committee Member, the Building Committee of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and is active in other local community organizations. John graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.
For more information on the Young ...
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For more information on the Young Leaders Group, or participating on a District Council committee, contact the Young Leader Chair, John Merritt.
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John Merritt
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John D Merritt, Jr. (YL Chair) General Partner Optima Properties, LLC
NewsAdvance.com | Group pushes for preservation of open space
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The discussions provide valuable early input on what lake residents want and don't want, said John Merritt, a general partner with Optima.
"I think the association represents a major interest group on the lake … It's very good to get their feedback of what the people on the lake would like to see," Merritt said.
For example, the association offered suggestions on how Optima could improve its plans, Merritt said.
"One of the very great suggestions they gave us was using some extra techniques to handle soil and erosion getting into the lake," Merritt said.
Bedford Citizens for Land Preservation
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The discussions provide valuable early input on what lake residents want and don’t want, said John Merritt, a general partner with Optima.
“I think the association represents a major interest group on the lake … It’s very good to get their feedback of what the people on the lake would like to see,” Merritt said.
For example, the association offered suggestions on how Optima could improve its plans, Merritt said.
“One of the very great suggestions they gave us was using some extra techniques to handle soil and erosion getting into the lake,” Merritt said.
Leadership
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John D. Merritt, Jr. Vice President
As Vice President, John Merritt serves as the CFO and leads business development activities for Envirolink. Since 2002, Mr. Merritt has served as a General Partner of Optima Properties. His responsibilities with Optima included deal origination, financing, underwriting, and management of the company's North Carolina and Virginia projects. Additionally, Mr. Merritt has actively pursued numerous investment opportunities in various industries including real estate, alternative energy, technology, utilities, and business services. He is currently a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors, the past Young Leaders Chair of the Triangle Urban Land Institute where he also served as an Executive Committee Member, and is active in other local community organizations. Mr. Merritt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.
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