Chief Operations Officer
John Pollock is chief operating officer of Meridian, a Marcus and Millichap subsidiary. He is responsible for the vision, growth and profitability of Meridian. John directs the company’s strategy and manages operations including, development, sales, marketing, asset management and finance. Prior to his appointment as COO, John was Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Continue Reading
With more than 15 years of knowledge shaped by a wide range of experiences in commercial and residential real estate development, John has proven his ability to lead, develop and manage projects of any size. Prior to joining Meridian in 2006, John served as General Manager for national homebuilder Centex Homes where he was responsible for all land development, construction and sales in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1997 to 2003, John served as Vice President of Bovis Lend Lease, a leading international project management and construction company operating in more than thirty countries. At Bovis John's responsibilities included managing finance, project controls and risk management and he was involved in a wide range of transactions in size, scope and geography. Notable developments included: Santana Row San Jose, CA, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, CA, Lincoln Square, Bellevue, WA and the Privatization of Fort Hood Family Housing in Killeen, TX. John is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from St. Mary's College.
Vice President of Construction
William Schmitt is vice president of construction at Meridian and is responsible for managing all aspects of project delivery, including budgets, schedules, process and quality. He is a seasoned design and construction executive with expertise in design build, government entitlement, project management and estimating. Continue Reading
William Schmitt brings his expertise to all project phases from design concept through construction completion offering more than thirty years of insight and experience to every project Meridian builds. Prior to joining Meridian in 2006, he served as Director of Construction Services for Catellus Development and as Owner/Manager of CSB Construction. Bill has been involved in the development and construction of over one thousand buildings in Northern California. Bill holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
Director of Strategy & Acquisitions
Caroline Doyle joined Meridian in 2010 as director of strategy and acquisitions. She is responsible for strategic planning, acquisition analysis and market & consumer research for the development of health care real estate. Continue Reading
Caroline sources and evaluates new development and acquisition opportunities for Meridian by conducting thorough market demand, investment feasibility and financial feasibility analysis in the project initiation process and completing project underwriting prior to investor approval. Prior to joining Meridian, Caroline consulted for several national and regional development companies including, General Growth Properties, Crescent Resources and LandSource. She provided analysis of various commercial and residential asset classes. Previously, she held regional roles with a national homebuilder and had responsibility for strategic planning, acquisition methodology, market & acquisition analysis and asset management/disposition for East Coast and West Coast markets. Prior to that Caroline worked as an Investment Banking Associate with First Union Capital Markets Media and Communications Group, and as an Analyst with a boutique commercial real estate firm in Charlotte, NC focusing on multi-family investments. Caroline has a MBA in Financial Management and Markets from Arizona State University, and a BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has held real estate licenses in Nevada and North Carolina.
Director of Business Development
Martin Kemeny is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities at Meridian. In that role, he leads Meridian’s Business Development and Acquisition teams to identify and negotiate retail real estate development deals and to acquire value-add medical office properties. He is also responsible for the successful execution of each new investment.Continue Reading
Prior to joining Meridian, Martin was a Consultant at ZS Associates, where he advised Fortune 100 companies on strategic and operational best practices. During his career at ZS, he led engagements on topics as wide-ranging as corporate expansion planning, business unit forecasting, R&D portfolio planning, sales and marketing management, corporate restructuring and reorganization, and M&A integration strategy. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and an MBA from the Berkeley-Haas School of Business.
John P. Moutsanas
John Moutsanas currently focuses on the development of strategic partnerships within the retail real estate sector providing site location & deal structure while strengthening existing relationships. Continue Reading
John was responsible for the development and disposition of a portion of Meridians medical professional office portfolio totaling in excess of 950,000 square feet (80+ buildings). Prior to joining Meridian, John worked in the Silicon Valley office of Cornish & Carey Commercial where he focused on securing tenant representative relationships & asset management. Previously he was with Homestore.com, focusing on establishing REITS relationships for their online portal. John holds a Bachelor in Law & Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara, is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California. John joined Meridian as regional asset manager in 2005.
Jim Spellman joined Meridian as a sales and leasing manager in 2006. He is responsible for overseeing operations of Meridian’s portfolio of medical office assets, totaling in excess of 500,000 square feet.
Jim provides valuable expertise in real estate development, transaction structuring, acquisitions/dispositions and in initiating marketing and leasing campaigns for Meridian owned properties. He provides medical tenants with a seamless continuum of coordination and support from lease negotiation all the way through to suite build-out. Jims responsibilities include tenant selection/qualification, procurement, proposal and lease negotiations, tenant relations, and design/construction management of tenant suites. Prior to joining Meridian, Jim was a commercial broker in Central California, specializing in land acquisition for commercial and residential development and office leasing and sales. In the last 10 years, Jim has been involved in transactions in excess of $200 million.From 1999 to 2002 Jim was a development partner and independent real estate investor in the Northeast corridor. Jim holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of California.
Asset Management and Acquisitions Associate
Andrew Gee is an Acquisitions Associate at Meridian, a Marcus and Millichap subsidiary. In this role, Andrew is responsible for strategic planning, acquisition analysis and market & consumer research for the development of health care real estate. Additionally, Andrew is the Asset Manager for Meridian’s sister company, Sovereign Investment Company, where he handles its nation-wide investment portfolio of retail locations.
Andrew is involved in sourcing and evaluating new development acquisition opportunities throughout Northern and Southern California. Prior to joining Meridian, Andrew worked as a Corporate Development Associate at The Marcus and Millichap Companies working in a corporate finance role. Andrew also has experience as a Real Estate and Redevelopment Consultant at the Rosenow Spevacek Group, Inc.in Southern California and as a Planning Project Manager and Planning Specialist at K.Hovnanian Homes and Wesco Homes and Development in the homebuilding industry, having focused on developing communities in the Inland Empire and South Los Angeles. Andrew had also worked for a number of years in the Architecture Industry. Andrew has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA and a BArch in Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona.
Senior Construction Manager
Mike Conn is a Senior Construction Manager at Meridian. He is responsible for all aspects of development and construction, including budgets, scheduling, entitlements, and delivery of projects. Continue Reading
Mike has over 12 years of experience in construction, real estate, and development. Prior to joining Meridian, he worked in commercial brokerage at CB Richard Ellis for 6 years, performing sales and leasing of industrial and flex/office product. He has also worked as a developer with Catellus / ProLogis, and as a general contractor with Turner Construction Company, completing over $500 Million in new construction, totaling over 1.6 Million square feet. Notable projects include Pacific Commons retail power center, in Fremont, CA, RAND Corporate Headquarters in Santa Monica, CA, and several medical and bio-pharmaceutical facilities for clients such as AMGEN and BAXTER in southern California.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of California at Santa Barbara. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker, General Contractor, and LEED Accredited Professional.
Philip Malouf, as Secretary and General Counsel, is responsible for the Company’s legal matters, corporate compliance, and risk management. In addition, Philip helps Meridian analyze and structure the Company’s developments. Continue Reading
Philip has over 10 years experience in real estate law, management and development prior to joining the Marcus & Millichap family of companies. Philip currently also serves as the general counsel Sovereign Investment Company and Highland Development Company. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received a JD from Hastings College of the Law. Philip is a member of the California Bar.
Julie Nieport is the Office Manager at Meridian. She is responsible for most aspects of managing Meridian’s daily business as well as special projects. She handles accounts payable/receivable, social media, oversees marketing, contract/construction administration, asset management analysis, property management/rent invoicing, and serves as the Executive Assistant to John Pollock. Continue Reading
Prior to joining the Meridian team Julie lived in Australia for 4 years, managing the region’s premier community center and specializing in event production. Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, CA.