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Jim Patton

Director of Leasing & Acquisitions

Jim Patton graduated from the University of Southern California and received his Masters in Business Administrations from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Patton is responsible for acquiring shopping centers for rehabilitation, management contracts, and raw land for development.Additionally, he directs small tenant leasing for NewMark Merrill Companies' Southern California properties. Mr. Patton has over 15 years experience in the commercial real estate industry.

His career began under the direction of Mr. Sigal at West Venture Companies in 1991. As Director of Business Development for West Ventures commercial division, Mr. Patton added over 2.5 million square feet of retail space to the company portfolio. In 1997 Mr. Patton left West Venture to assist in the formation of NewMark Merrill Companies. Mr. Patton has successfully leased over 600,000 square feet since the formation of NewMark Merrill Companies. He has also been responsible for the identification of 12 centers for purchase, 8 development opportunities and numerous management contracts.

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