Senior Executive Vice President
License # 00887289
I am an Executive Vice President with Colliers International and am among the most successful industrial real estate brokers in Southern California. I have completed over $3 billion of real estate transactions in my thirty year career. During my career, I have completed numerous significant land sales, tenant representation, landlord representation and institutional investment sales.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Southern California. I practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen & Co. for seven years before becoming the Chief Financial Officer for an oil and gas exploration and development company.
Colliers International, Top 10 Producer
Colliers Everest Club
Global Logistics Training 2014, 2015
Colbert Coldwell Circle (Top 1% Nationally), Numberous Awards
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Southern California
Memberships & Involvements
NAIOP: Board Member 1995-Present; National Board of Directors 2014; Past President
Colliers: Logistics & Transportation Solutions Group, Steering Committee; Everest Club
SIOR: Former Member and Executive Board
Los Angeles - Orange County
I work with the McKenna Team specializing in Industrial properties within the Inland Empire. With ten years of experience as a commercial broker, I have leased and sold hundreds of acres of land transactions and millions of square feet of industrial buildings. I have twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur, owning and managing companies in the clothing, cosmetics, and consumer packaging industries.
Associate Vice President
Los Angeles - Inland Empire
Greg Merrill is an Industrial Specialist with Colliers International and a member of the McKenna team, specializing in land development, and industrial leasing and sales in the Inland Empire. His job includes effectively marketing properties for clients, researching available sites, analyzing comparable lease & sales, and advising land owners on strategies to maximize the value of their assets. He has proven to be a proficient cold caller as part of the team’s business development strategy, successfully sourcing new listings and tenants for the team’s listings.
During his time with Colliers, he has led negotiations on over 300 acres of land and assisted in the negotiations for several million square feet of industrial buildings for lease and for sale. Additionally, he has sourced and negoatiated multiple land assemblages, including an eventual industrial development site comprised of 10 different adjacent landowners. Mr. Merrill has provided value for his clients by going beyond their expectations of what is required.
Samantha De La Paz
As Events Coordinator for the US Events team I assist with the coordination and implementation to plan and produce corporate events for Colliers. With nearly 10 years of experience in commercial real estate, I started my career at Colliers’ Greater Los Angeles – Irvine office in 2010, and quickly worked my way up to supporting a Top Producer as their Marketing Coordinator. In this role I gained my experience planning client events by coordinating Colliers' L&T Conferences in Panama, Dallas, Newport Beach, and Houston. I found a passion for planning events while in these roles.
My professional experience includes over ten years specializing in finance, accounting, and business administration. Prior to joining Colliers International I was a cash flow manager at a financial advising boutique working directly with high net worth clients and professional athletes on their personal cash flow and budget management. I also worked as a marketing coordinator with Oltmans Construction Co., a top full-service general contractor in Southern California.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University – Fullerton, and hold an active real estate license in the State of California.