Richard Stearns, left, and Todd Merkle
Featuring Cornellians Richard Stearns of Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions, and Todd Merkle of Thomas Properties Group
Continuing our series on the real estate market kicked off by Steve Bram of George Smith Partners, we are pleased to have two very talented and experienced professionals presenting at our next business breakfast; Richard Stearns, of Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions and Todd Merkle of Thomas Properties Group.
Richard and Todd
will also provide insight on the most important and relevant valuation metrics real estate professionals use when buying or selling assets.
Todd L. Merkle is a Senior Vice President for Thomas Properties Group, overseeing acquisitions, dispositions, investment management and financing activities for the company's portfolio of over 15 million square feet of office properties nationwide.
Since joining Thomas Properties in 2004, Todd has led transaction teams in the acquisition and disposition of over $2 billion of office properties and associated financings.
Prior to joining Thomas Properties, Todd spent ten years in the investment banking business at the firms of Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, having been based in both New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. In this capacity, Todd was involved in a variety of investment banking transactions on behalf of both public and private real estate clients, including buy-side and sell-side M&A/strategic advisory assignments, special committee representations, fairness opinions, asset and portfolio sales, and public and private equity and debt financings.
Todd also spent two years as an associate at The Irvine Company in Newport Beach, CA.
Todd received a BS in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University.