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Gary Swatko

Land Development & Construction

Gary has worked with Merritt Properties for more than 25 years, with experience that ranges from Field Superintendent and Project Manager to his current role as Director of Development and Construction. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Gary furthered his education with an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and an additional master’s in Architecture from the Catholic University of America in 1996. He is involved with land acquisition, site and building design, financial analysis, budgeting and the construction and delivery of office, flex, warehouse and design-build properties. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of NAIOP’s national sustainability forum.

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