Mr. Merlone's primary responsibilities are to formulate and oversee the strategy, financial and operating affairs of Merlone Geier and the activities of MGM. Since 1993, Mr. Merlone has overseen ten institutional limited partnerships with aggregate equity capital commitments of $2.3 billion which have acquired 121 operating properties aggregating more than 19.5 million square feet of retail improvements.
Mr. Merlone graduated from UCLA in 1979, simultaneously earning an undergraduate degree in economics, summa cum laude, and a Master’s degree in education; he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Merlone is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a licensed real estate broker and a Director of Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO), a San Francisco based publicly-traded real estate investment trust. He is resident in the MGM