Washington, DC – January 31, 2019 – Berkadia today announced the addition of Directors Michael Gonzalez and Mark Meeker to its Investment Sales team. Gonzalez will join Berkadia’s Austin, Texas office and Meeker will be based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Both will report to Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Sales Keith Misner.
“Berkadia’s investment sales team finished 2018 with record production and is carrying this momentum into 2019,” said Misner. “We see a lot of opportunity in the South and Southeast markets. Adding Mark and Michael increases our bench strength and deepens our market expertise, which will enable us to continue to advise our clients and drive deals that achieve their goals.”
“The Austin market continues to see sustained market growth, and it remains one of the most attractive and dynamic markets in the U.S.,” said Gonzalez. “In joining Berkadia’s team, I’m excited to expand our presence, track record and knowledge base in order to continue to develop exceptional opportunities for clients looking to capitalize on this thriving market.”
As a member of the Austin team led by Managing Director Kelly Witherspoon, Gonzalez will support and extend opportunity generation in the Texas and Southeast. Gonzalez joins Berkadia from JLL, where he served as a Vice President of the Capital Markets Group specializing in multifamily client development and transactional advisory within the Austin marketplace having closed over $775 million in the past 12 months. He is a member of ULI as well as the Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), where he currently serves on the Oversight Committee for Leadership Development Council (LDC) Class for 2019.
“The Southeast remains a strong multifamily market with diverse opportunities,” said Meeker. “With my regional knowledge and analytical background, I’m eager to help expand Berkadia’s footprint, bringing the same level of service and expertise that has made them a leader in Atlanta, South Florida and countless other metro areas across the Southeast.”
Meeker brings more than 20 years of combined commercial real estate investment and banking experience to Berkadia and will be responsible for developing investment sales opportunities in the Southeast with a focus on multifamily properties. He will be a part of Berkadia’s Atlanta Investment Sales team, led by Managing Directors Paul Vetter and Andrew Mays, as well as with the Charleston, South Carolina team, led by Managing Director Mark Boyce. Before joining Berkadia, Meeker served as Director of Business Development and Market Analytics at SYNCO Properties where he was responsible for developing acquisition and property management opportunities to drive business revenue. Meeker earned his BSBA in finance and banking from Appalachian State University.