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Simone Development Adds Two Key Execs in Construction, Leasing

Simone Development Companies has appointed two real estate industry veterans to senior positions in its construction and leasing departments. Roger Merriman is Simone Development’s new SVP of construction and Jeremy Schwartz is director of leasing.  

“Roger and Jeremy bring impressive backgrounds and skills to the Simone team in the realms of construction management, leasing, property marketing, underwriting and property portfolio management,” said Joseph Simone, president of Simone Development Companies.   

Prior to joining Simone Development, Merriman served as VP of construction at SL Green Realty Corp., where he managed a team of professionals, consultants, and contractors. 

Schwartz formerly worked as assistant VP of leasing at Urstadt Biddle Properties, where he successfully transacted on more than 300,000 square feet of space. He also managed the leasing and marketing of over 1,500,000 square feet of grocery-anchored shopping centers and office buildings throughout the tristate area. 

Pictured: Roger Merriman.


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