Congratulations to Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM and Jason L. Sundook, SIOR on being recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as top performers in the South Florida commercial real estate sector and being named 2023 Power Leaders and Brokers!
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NEIL E. MERIN, SIOR, CCIM
Earlier this year, Merin’s team purchased a 180,000 SF office building in Tampa for $40 million, making the largest office building deal in Florida so far in 2023.
Birthplace: New York City
Education: B.S.B.A., marketing, Boston University
I went into real estate becase: consummated $2.5 million in leases for them in 18 months.
I got where I am by: I wanted to be an architect, but not badly enough to do the schooling.
Region’s next hot market: Suburban retail
The last thing that surprised me in real estate: That, following COVID, the next hot market would be suburban retail
Tips for proteges: Play the long game
I define success as: Living a life filled with joy
To unwind, I: Take a long walk.
JASON L. SUNDOOK, SIOR
Sundook’s clients include institutional-level owners swuch as J.P. Morgan, TA Associates, RMR, Equus and C-III, as well as smaller national and local investors.
Education: Business degree, University of New Hampshire
I went into real estate because: Flexibility of work schedule and the limitless potential.
The last thing that surprised me in real estate: Continuing rent escalations for downtown West Palm Beach.
Tip for proteges: Be as patient as you can. The deals don’t follow your schedule.
Habits to start my day: Coffee and sharing Wordle results with my buddies.
Event that changed me: Having chidren.
To unwind, I: Hit the beach condo on Hutchinson Island.