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KIM SALLINGER serves as President of Merit Commercial Realty which he formed in 2004 in order to diversify a life long career in real estate. Since the inception of Merit his leadership has seen the group successfully forge into project leasing, property management, tenant representation, investment acquisitions and sales, asset management, condominium sales and marketing, construction management, site analysis plus the traditional venues of property management and brokerage and project leasing. Prior to forming MCR Mr. Sallinger served as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Brokerage and Leasing of Centra Asset Partners. His Primary responsibilities involved the supervision of a fifteen person brokerage staff responsible for the project leasing and brokerage activities of over four million square feet of office and retail properties located in the major markets of Texas. He was also directly responsible for the property management activities of over four million square feet of office and retail properties located in the major markets of Texas.

He has been in the commercial real estate field for the last 22 years. He has extensive experience in office and retail leasing and sales and management of all commercial property types. In the last year, Mr. Sallinger personally brokered separate transactions of ten properties totaling over 500,000 square feet. These office, retail and condominium, valued at over fifty five million dollars, were located in the Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston markets.

Mr. Sallingerís Brokerage Division is responsible for major transactions that require creativity, analytical skill, and enthusiastic problem solving. Known for his grasp of the structure of transactions and for his negotiation skills, he has directed project marketing for office buildings ranging in size from 20,000 to over 600,000 square feet. Through his career he has negotiated hundreds of transactions for institutional owners including Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company, Lennar Partners, Goldman Sachs, CitiCorp, Aetna, Ameritas Life Insurance, Mutual of New York, Farmers Insurance, Lehman Brothers, First Nationwide Savings and Loan, Wells Fargo, Compass Bank, Texas Bank and Daiwa Securities of America, to name a few.

While developing a substantial client base and expanding his knowledge in both leasing and brokerage, he has developed formidable, results-oriented methodology in marketing and property management. He has both a proven record for increasing occupancy in the commercial setting, and creative negotiation in all phases of commercial lease and sale transactions. Upon understanding his clientís goals, he has developed and implemented marketing programs custom designed for both short-term and long-term positive economic impact.

Prevalent in the deal making process is Kimís adept handling of complicated sales and lease negotiations. His skills include working closely with owners, tenants, architects, and contractors during construction periods. He has, over his career, developed an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and its various submarkets, building codes/regulations, construction methods, finance and investment strategies.

Kim has successfully relocated tenants from out-of-state to Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston with near seamless transition. He enjoys numerous long-term relationships with credit tenants who prefer to work direct with him and his team, rather than engaging an outside broker on lease renewals and expansions.

Mr. Sallinger is a member of the Fort Worth Board of Realtors, North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, International Council of Shopping Centers and currently holds committee positions with River Crest Country Club and The Steeple Chase Club. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University.

Mr. Sallingerís personal career production of sales over 1.75 million square feet and lease transactions totaling 1.12 million square feet plus the sale of over 200 condominium units with a combined market value of over $300 million have kept Mr. Sallinger in the upper echelon of real estate brokers.

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