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Rob Merkin

Robert Merkin

Senior Vice President

Advisory & Transaction Services

Office

License: Lic. 00881080

Robert Merkin Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services Office Lic. 00881080
San Diego UTC 4301 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122

Professional Experience

 
Rob was awarded the inaugural 1995 RISE/William H. McCarthy Memorial Award for San Diego County, CBRE’s highest award, which is presented to the salesperson who is judged by his peers for representing excellence in client services, professionalism and integrity. He is a repeat recipient of this honor and also has been further recognized and nominated for the national award.  Additionally, Rob has consistently been a top producer in his specialty within CBRE.

With experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, Rob specializes in sales and leasing of office, Corporate Headquarters/R&D, industrial and biomedical properties.  He has completed 1,342 (87 building sales) transactions, with consideration in excess of $3.7 billion ($1.68 billion building sales) representing 34.7 million square feet of space and 461 acres of land.


Achievements

  • William H. McCarthy Memorial/RISE Award – Repeat Recipient (San Diego Region & National Finalist)
  • Leasing Performance Award (2018)
  • Collaboration Award (2018)
  • Most Significant R&D Transaction Countywide – Deal Maker of the Year (2016)
  • 2016 - Completed largest transactions in Central San Diego – Renewal-R&D/Office Lease – BD Biosciences/CareFusion – 411,000 SF
  • 2016 – Top Overall Deal, Top R&D/Office Deal
  • CBRE – #1 Office & #1 R&D/Industrial Producer – San Diego Region (2012 & 2014)
  • CoStar Power Broker – 2003 (Inception) (2018)
  • Asset Services Value Added Award (2008, 2016)
  • 2014 – Completed largest transactions in Central San Diego – Renewal/Office Lease – AMN – 176,000 SF, Industrial Tenant Rep – CEVA – 125,000 SF & New Office Lease – Lytx – 76,000 SF
  • Southern California Real Estate Service Team of the Year (2002)
  • San Diego Team of the Year (1998, 1999, 2002)
  • Most Significant Office Transaction Countywide – Deal Maker of the Year (2004)
  • Most Significant Industrial Transaction Countywide – Deal Maker of the Year (2006)
  • Most Significant Investment Sale Countywide – Deal Maker of the Year (2014)
  • San Diego Commercial Real Estate Broker Heavy Hitter (San Diego Business Journal) – Recognized in all categories: Top Overall Deal, Top Office Deal, Top Industrial Deal & Top Investment Deal (2012 & 2014)
  • Mentor of the Year (2003 & 2008)
  • Broker Advisory Board – CBRE San Diego Region

 

Education


  • University of California, Los Angeles (1985) – Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Relevant Experience


Partial List of Transactions

  • Kilroy | Del Mar Heights | 887,000 SF
  • Invesco | Miramar & Sorrento Mesa | 500,000 SF
  • H.G. Fenton | Kearny Mesa/Mission Valley | 490,000 SF
  • IDS/ Cal-STRS | Kearny Mesa | 413,000 SF
  • CapitaLand (Ascendas-Singbridge) | Sorrento Mesa | 411,000 SF
  • Prologis | Miramar | 252,000 SF
  • Watermark | Scripps Ranch | 250,000 SF
  • MedImpact/Sudberry | Scripps Ranch | 243,000 SF
  • LBA | Kearny Mesa | 237,000 SF
  • EQ/Equity Office (Parallel Capital Partners) | Kearny Mesa | 202,000 SF
  • City Office REIT | Sorrento Mesa | 175,000 SF / 180,000 SF BTS/Spec
  • GI Partners | Kearny Mesa | 162,000 SF
  • Jack in the Box | Kearny Mesa | 150,000 SF
  • DWS/Deutsche/RREEF | Miramar | 140,000 SF
  • Admiral Capital Group | Kearny Mesa | 124,000 SF
  • Gildred Companies | Kearny Mesa | 102,000 SF

Clients


Landlord Representation (Partial List)

  • A&B (Alexander & Baldwin)
  • Admiral Capital Group
  • AEW
  • AMB
  • Arden Realty/GE
  • Argus
  • CalSTRS
  • City Office REIT
  • Collins
  • Colony Realty Partners
  • Cruzan Monroe
  • Deutsche Asset Mgmt./DB Trust
  • Equastone
  • Equity Office/Blackstone
  • Gildred Companies
  • GI Partners
  • HighBrook
  • H.G. Fenton
  • IDS
  • Invesco
  • Irvine Company
  • John Hancock/MetLife
  • Kilroy Realty
  • KTR Capital Partners
  • LaSalle
  • LBA Realty
  • Lend Lease Real Estate
  • LNR Prop. Corp./Lennar
  • Omninet
  • Pardee
  • Prologis
  • RREEF
  • Starwood
  • TA Associates Realty
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Thompson Nat’l Properties
  • UBS
  • UCSD
  • US Trust/Bank of America
  • WCB Properties



Tenant Representation (Partial List)

  • AT&T
  • Alliance Pharmaceutical
  • Becton Dickinson/BD Bioscience
  • Bekins
  • CEVA
  • Clopay
  • Compucraft
  • Cox
  • Disguise/JAKKS
  • DHL
  • Fiserv
  • Fujitsu
  • Haagen-Dazs
  • InCharacter
  • Infantino/Step 2
  • I-Bus
  • ICI Paints/Ameritone
  • Jack in the Box
  • L-3 Communications
  • Laufen International
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Maxwell Technologies
  • Nordstrom
  • Pillsbury
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Scientific-Atlanta
  • Schwan Foods
  • Shaw Industries
  • Snyder’s of Hanover/Snyder’s-Lance
  • TNT Logistics
  • UCSD
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Vons
  • VVP America/ACI Glass

 

 

Robert Merkin Senior Vice President
Advisory & Transaction Services Office Lic. 00881080
San Diego UTC 4301 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 3000
San Diego, CA 92122

Available Properties