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Merchant Realty Corporation (“MRC”) is managed by Michael S. Martin, with over 40 years of experience in the commercial real estate market.

mikeMichael S. Martin, CEO, President

From 1998-2013 Mr. Martin was President and CEO of Windell Investments, Inc., a privately held real estate investment management company.  There he acquired, managed, operated and disposed of a property portfolio in excess of 2,000,000 square feet, including office, industrial, R&D buildings, and data centers in Southern California.  Mr. Martin directed the company to perform all the necessary acquisition underwriting, due diligence, title, financing and sale/lease negotiations for all assets.   

Prior to 1998, Mr. Martin was President of Merchant Realty Corporation, a real estate investment banking and research firm specializing in publicly-traded REITs, REOCs, along with private equity real estate companies.  There he published capital market institutional equity research reports, focused on private placement of equity and debt, and assisted the Koll Company in their development of a real estate fund, value-added REIT, and a joint venture for remediation of environmentally distressed property.

Mr. Martin also has twenty years of commercial real estate brokerage experience including Grubb & Ellis Company and was a founding partner of Lee & Associates. There he specialized in leasing, development, and investment sales of institutional quality assets.  Prior to that, he was a senior planner for an architectural design firm where he assisted landlords and tenants in lease negotiations from the design/planning process through completion of tenant improvements of office space, industrial and retail properties.

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