NAI Mertz announced Wednesday that it has appointed David Grove its chief operating officer.The Mount Laurel-based commercial real estate firm said in a news release that Grove will oversee the daily operations for the firm’s offices that serve southern New Jersey; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; and greater Philadelphia; as well as the NAI Mertz of PA office that serves northeastern Pennsylvania. He will also be responsible for strengthening existing client relationships, generating new business opportunities and working with the brokerage team and staff to help with the firm’s existing marketing initiatives.
“Dave’s diverse background in commercial real estate covers all product categories and his experience has given him perspective on both the brokerage end and in-house real estate operations — and his track record of success is undeniable,” Barry Mertz, CEO of NAI Mertz, said in a prepared statement. “I’m confident that Dave will strengthen our business development efforts and help us to build on our momentum of the past few years.”
Grove has 28 years of leadership experience in commercial real estate. He’s previously worked at JLL and Trammell Crow Company and has managed real estate portfolios for firms including Unisys, Glaxo Smith Kline, the University of Pennsylvania and ACE Insurance.
“NAI Mertz has been providing premier real estate services to southern New Jersey and greater Philadelphia for over 30 years. Along with the NAI Mertz of PA office in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the firm has the ideal territory to capitalize on emerging demand from big box warehouse users or energy services firms,” Grove said in a prepared statement. “I’m excited to join a firm whose position as a market leader is well established and is poised for growth.”
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