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Dwight Merriman is Senior Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of Industrial at Black Creek Group, a leading real estate investment management firm. In this role, Mr. Merriman oversees acquisition, asset management and portfolio management activities for all industrial investments. Since joining the firm in 2010, Mr. Merriman has served in a variety of leadership roles including Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer for Black Creek Diversified Property Fund Inc. and Industrial Property Trust. In addition to his current role, Mr. Merriman serves on the Board of Directors for Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc.
Mr. Merriman has more than 30 years of real estate experience and has been responsible for over $18 billion of real estate transactions, including over 30 million square feet of development. Prior to joining Black Creek, he served as Managing Director at Stockbridge Capital Group LLC, a private-equity real estate investment company based in California. Before that, he served as Managing Director at RREEF Funds where he started CalSmart, a $1.2 billion value-added real estate investment firm with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Additionally, he spent five years as Managing Director at Carr America Realty Corporation (formerly NYSE: CRE) and 11 years developing office and industrial properties in Southern California with Overton, Moore & Associates.
Mr. Merriman has been an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of leadership positions within the organization.
Mr. Merriman holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.