Robert K. MericleMr. Mericle pioneered the development of speculative industrial space in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He has almost 25 years of experience in commercial real estate services and is a licensed general contractor with an extensive background in commercial real estate development, construction, brokerage, and finance.
In 1985, Mr. Mericle founded Mericle Properties and began his career in commercial real estate. In 1987 he formed Mericle Development Corporation, Mericle Construction, Inc., and Landmark Construction Group, Inc., to design, construct, and market institutional-grade industrial, office, and flex buildings throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
In 1993, he established Mericle Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc., specializing in commercial/industrial brokerage properties, securing the company’s position as the premier full-service commercial real estate company serving Northeastern Pennsylvania. By 1997, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services expanded its territory to include the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Williamsport Area of Central Pennsylvania.
Mr. Mericle has grown the company’s development portfolio of sold and leased properties to approximately 18 million square feet. Today, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services is one of the largest commercial/industrial developers in the state and operates one of the largest and most competitive commercial brokerage firms in the region. More than 13,400 people work in the buildings Mr. Mericle has developed in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
In 2012, Mr. Mericle announced the ReadyToGo!™ Program, a major investment in new speculative buildings and fully prepared sites that is expected to facilitate the creation and retention of thousands of local jobs. Through this program, Mericle Construction is fully preparing more than 90 ReadyToGo!™ Sites and building dozens of speculative commercial buildings on approximately 1,700 acres it owns in 11 business parks in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.