Specialties: Corporate Services, Industrial
Scope of Service Experience
Barry is a driver in the commercial and industrial brokerage landscape in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His vision and tenacity converted a dream into reality as he founded NAI Mertz 35+ years ago and today holds the position of CEO. Barry is well known in the commercial real estate community and is regarded for his absolute commitment to a high ethical benchmark. Under Barry’s leadership, the company started in the industrial real estate brokerage and property management sectors and evolved to a full service commercial real estate firm. Barry is an involved leader and instills a respect for the client in all who work for him.
Barry is proud to have grown the business from one person to a company with four (4) offices in Philadelphia, Bucks County and Wilkes Barre, PA and Mount Laurel, NJ. Among the ranks are Barry’s wife Faye, CFO, and his son Scott, President, who holds the SIOR designation and is a top producing broker. The executive team was joined by Dave Grove, SIOR, who brings operational expertise including relationship structuring and sales management to the team. Together, they manage a local team who are part of the NAI Global platform of 7,000 commercial real estate professionals in 400 offices managing over 450 million square feet of space. Locally the firm has concluded more than 11,000 transactions.
Background & Experience
After practicing law for several years, Barry made a career change into the field of commercial real estate. Barry joined the Hart Corporation, a national real estate firm headquartered in Southampton, PA where he specialized in industrial real estate and corporate services. Years later he was appointed by the Trammell Crow Company to be a managing partner for their Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware office. In 1980 Barry started The Mertz Corporation. As the industry evolved, Barry realized the importance of being part of a competitive global platform and therefore joined the NAI Global network. The Mertz Corporation then became NAI Mertz.
Barry has been a leader in the NAI network, in the local market and in national real estate organizations. He is known for being a strategic and tactical leader who is willing to roll up his sleeves and make a difference.
Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School
Temple University of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science
Pennsylvania State University School of Business Administration, Graduate Studies
Villanova University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Professional Associations & Designations
Licensed Real Estate Broker, NJ, DE, PA, and FL
Member, NAI Principals, Directors and Managers Leadership
Member, NAI Property Management Council
Member, NAI Industrial Council
Member, Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
Member, Industrial and Office RE Brokers Association (IOREBA)
Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Member, Business Committed to South Jersey
Member, Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Association
Member, The Scranton Plan
Member, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce
Supporter, SIOR Education Fund
Sustaining Member of JCC
Supporter, Allied Jewish Appeal and Jewish Family & Children’s Services