Mervyn E. Kirshner is an independent real estate broker and consultant. During his previous association with Colliers-Seeley, he was Salesman of the Year for seven consecutive years, from 1983-1989. He also received the Cushman & Wakefield Management Achievement Award and was in the Cushman & Wakefield Top 100 in 1996. Merv’s broad array of commercial and industrial expertise encompasses locating major sites, representing major national companies, acting as a principal in real estate development, owner representation in lease and sales transactions, sales of investment properties and consultation on complex real estate transactions. Merv has 52 years in real estate brokerage and development experience.
Business activities in which Merv has been involved include representing national companies, counseling and solving real estate problems, working with developers, finding major sites, representing owners as leasing and sales agent, the sale of investment properties and in individual real estate development, acting as a principal. Merv’s outside activities include being named President of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), a national organization, in 1991. He was also a past President of the Southern California Chapter of the SIOR, a recipient of the Roy C. Seeley Award for Excellence by the Southern California Chapter and was active nationally as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), was Vice Chairman of Education Committee for SIOR, and an instructor of the Marketing portion of SIOR Course 1, which is given nationally a number of times each year. He was also an instructor of the Industrial Real Estate Association and holds the designation of Master of Industrial Real Estate. He is a past Director of the Los Angeles Realty Board, as well as a past Director of the California Real Estate Association.
Merv was a member of the Board of Directors of Commuter Computer, and was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to the Los Angeles Local Development Corporation, which was formed to issue debentures in order to increase the City’s capacity to provide long-term financing for small business expansion.
Merv is a graduate of the University of Southern California and was an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He resides in Irvine, California.