Background & Experience
Fred Meyer was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He grew up in New York City attending college preparatory school at Horace Mann School in Riverdale, New York and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester. After graduation, Fred performed postgraduate research in Psychology, Biology, and Chemistry.
Fred joined NAI Mertz Corporation in July, 1985 and was named President of NAI Mertz Corporation of Pennsylvania in 1994. Mertz Corporation of Pennsylvania serviced the Northeastern Pennsylvania markets of Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton, Williamsport and Stroudsburg and is the NAI affiliate for that territory.
From October, 1999 until June, 2002 Fred was senior vice-president of GMH Capital Partners. He was instrumental in establishing the joint venture between GE Capital Real Estate and GMH Associates. He helped create the framework/structure of the company, hiring staff, and implementing the different processes, which resulted in over 200 transactions with the different GE Capital Companies during 2001 – 2002. Fred was responsible for managing the real estate for GE Supply, Penske and TIP.
In 2002, Mr. Meyer created the CRESTAR Alliance a national alliance of real estate professional providers, whose services are delivered through the application of Six Sigma and Business Process Management philosophies and methodologies that occur during the life cycle of a real estate event.
In 2005 Fred re-joined NAI Mertz Corporation as the Director of Corporate Services directing multi-state searches / portfolio analysis for national companies such as GXS, Empire Today, MasTec, Matheson Tri-Gas, McKinsey Consulting and others. Fred also heads up the distressed debt / work-out department and has worked with numerous banks and special servicers.
During his career in commercial/industrial real estate, Fred has developed strong skills in all aspects of office and industrial sales and leasing transactions. He has been retained by various owners of multitenant complexes and has successfully represented them bringing occupancy levels to 100%, even during the depressed real estate era of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s and again 2009-2011 for national clients such as First industrial and US Steel. Fred has been successful by combining his communication and people skills with creativity and a thorough analytical view which has resulted in numerous transactions, many with repeat customers. Fred’s tenant representation skills have led to exclusive tenant representation assignments for multi-locational/state searches for national clients.
Fred has won numerous national real estate awards for his leadership, sales skills and sales, in 2011 he was inducted into the NAI Hall of Fame. Fred has been a featured speaker and presenter at numerous national meetings, conventions and trade shows. Additionally, Fred is a Black Belt in Six Sigma and is a national instructor in Six Sigma focusing on its application to corporate real estate.
■ University of Rochester, BA
Professional Associations & Designations
Professional Affiliations & Awards:
■ Licensed Real Estate Broker, NJ and FL, Real Estate Agent in PA
■ Founding Member of Realty Services Industry Group and CRESPA
■ 2013, Top initiator of broker-to-broker business for September 2013 within NAI Global
■ 2010 Inducted into the NAI Hall of Fame
■ 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 NAI Global Elite Top Producer
■ 2002 Founded CRESTAR Alliance
■ 2000-2002 Executive Vice President GMH Capital Partners
■ 1996 -1999 New America Network - All Star as Top Producer - Industrial Division
■ 1995 - Awarded Designation of SIOR (Society of Office and Industrial Realtors)
■ 1994 - Named President of Mertz Corporation of Pennsylvania
■ 1994 - New America Network - All Star as Top Producer - Industrial Division
■ 1993 - Listed in Major Industrial Lease Transactions - Commercial Realty Review
■ 1993 - Co-Chairman New America Network Northeast Investment Council
■ 1993 - Top Ten Industrial Broker, Tri-State Real Estate Journal
■ 1992 - New America Network National Award - Industrial Council
■ 1992 - Listed in Major Industrial Lease Transactions - Commercial Realty Review
■ 1990 - New America Network Council Leadership Award
■ 1990 to 1992 - Chairman New America Network Industrial Council
■ 1987 - New America Network Northeast Region Associate of the Year
■ Member, Penn's Northeast