Andrew Nathan, CEO founded Meritage Properties on March 1, 2003. Andy began his career as an attorney with Schulte Roth and Zabel in New York, followed by a 16 year tenure with Tishman Speyer Properties, where he served as a Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer and member of the Investment, Management, and Executive Committees of the firm. While with Tishman Speyer Andy participated in the negotiation and structuring of nearly all of the firm’s major acquisitions, financings and dispositions, the leasing of several million square feet of office space and the creation of numerous joint ventures. He was also intimately involved in the development of Tishman Speyer’s strategic initiatives and the formulation of many of the firm’s operating policies and procedures.
Andy resigned from Tishman Speyer in early 2003 to pursue his vision of establishing Meritage Properties as an innovative, market-leading, real estate operating platform.
Our leadership consists of:
Mindy Tucker, CFO, joined Meritage in 2011, bringing over 27 years of experience in corporate finance and investor relations, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and corporate development. Mindy is responsible for all capital markets transactions and relationships, accounting and investor relations. For the previous nine years she was responsible for investor relations at Crown Media Holdings. Prior to that, she served for ten years in corporate development involving entertainment and real estate properties at various Sony companies, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Retail Entertainment and Loews Cineplex. Mindy began her career in investment banking holding positions at Smith Barney and Prudential-Bache.
Erin Shaw, Managing Director, joined Meritage in 2004 just after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. For much of her tenure with the firm Erin has had primary responsibility for all portfolio investment and asset management activities throughout Greater Boston, while providing acquisition underwriting and related support for other markets. Erin currently directs all asset management activities and drives new business initiatives in the Greater Boston region, while also spearheading our efforts to expand our reach in Charlotte, N.C., Erin’s home town to which she and her family returned in late 2013.
Kim Harvey, Managing Director – Property Management, arrived in 2010, serving as the cornerstone to implement the Meritage property management “model”, combining the best of third party property management principles with the strengths of in-house quality control and owner oversight. Kim’s background and experience allowed us to successfully develop our unique strategic relationship with Lincoln Property Company, who works with us on a collaborative basis bringing the benefits of scale and systems to complement our hands-on approach to management of our investments. Kim is a talented and seasoned executive with over 20 years of outstanding experience, having most recently served for six years as General Manager for Carr Properties’ 19 property/2.5 million SF greater Washington D.C. office portfolio, where she was responsible for oversight of property operations, tenant relations, engineering, and financial management.
Katy Malecha, Controller, who has spent the past 6 years as a senior accountant in commercial real estate finance and cost accounting, joined Meritage as Property Controller in the spring of 2014. Katy oversees accounting and financial reporting for all Meritage portfolio properties, working with a team of three dedicated property accountants.
Andrew Siegel, Analyst, joined Meritage in September of 2014. Drew provides asset management support to several of our properties, as well as underwriting and due diligence support on new acquisitions. Drew is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University.