Randal Mercer - Office/Founding Partner

Position:Founding Partner
Office:Fort Myers
Phone:239.481.3800 x204
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Professional Experience

As a founding partner, Randal Mercer has assisted in guiding the company since 1998. He has been instrumental in developing company policies for new business development, client relations, brokerage services and asset services.

Randal is currently responsible for commercial property transactions, asset management and investment analysis for our clients. His brokerage specialty is office/investment properties and he has been considered one of Southwest Florida's market leaders for decades. 

Affiliations / Achievements

  • CRE Consultants' Top Producer (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • CoStar Power Broker: Office Leasing Transaction Volume (2006-2015)
  • Ritz Carlton Club (Aspen, CO): President, Board of Directors (Oct 2012-2016)
  • Ritz Carlton Club (Aspen, CO): Board of Directors (2005-2016)
  • Gulfshore Business: Community Advisory Board (2011-2016)
  • Lee Building Industry Association: 1st Vice President, Board of Directors (2011-2016)
  • Royal Palm Ministries Inc.: Board of Directors (2010-2015)
  • SW Florida Leadership Initiative: Chairman (2010-2012)
  • Executive Oversight Regulatory Committee: Chairman, EROC Appointed
    by Lee County Commissioners (1992-2016)
  • Conservation 20/20: Advisory Committee (2011-2012)
  • Real Estate Investment Society: Past President (2001-2002)

Clients Represented

  • AIG
  • Lee Memorial Health System   
  • Prudential Securities   
  • State Farm Insurance   
  • All State Insurance 
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • AT&T Wireless   
  • Hansen Building Supplies
  • Shaw Aero Realty Corporation   
  • EW Scripps Trust
  • Busey Bank   
  • First American Bank   
  • Edison National Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Stonegate Bank

The Other Hertz

Spun off from Hertz Global Holdings earlier this year, the fortunes of Herc Holdings brightened after the presidential election. The newly formed company’s headquarters in Bonita Springs is poised for employment growth.

When car-rental giant Hertz Global Holdings relocated its global corporate headquarters to Southwest Florida from New Jersey in 2014, few people expected the region would get a two-for-one deal.


Pulte Homes Expands Headquarters in Bonita Springs

Pulte Home Corp. has expanded their existing headquarters at Walden Center to 24,345 square feet.

Walden Center is a Class A, two-building campus (96,000 SF) situated on 7.5+/- acres in the heart of Bonita Springs with convenient interconnectivity to Fort Myers and Naples. Competitively-priced, Walden Center offers an incomparable back drop for corporate headquarters, professional offices and other businesses seeking first class amenities in Southwest Florida.

Randal L. Mercer and Brandon Stoneburner represented the lessor, and Enn Luthringer, CCIM, also of CRE Consultants, represented the lessee in negotiating the terms of the lease and expansion.


WCI Expands Headquarters

WCI Communities Inc. expanded its headquarters at Walden Center by 7,838 square feet, for a total occupied square footage of 36,256. The office team of Randal Mercer, Brandon Stoneburner and Nicole Gray of CRE Consultants negotiated the terms of the lease and expansion.

WCI Communities Inc. has been a tenant in the Walden Center for 18 years. Walden Center is a Class A, two-building campus (103,320 square feet) situated on 7.5 acres in Bonita Springs.


Shrewd landlords win in current office market cycle

Landlords like to save money—this is a fact. Yet, successfully walking the line between saving money and missing an opportunity to add value to your investment is what separates shrewd investors from average ones. Landlords in high occupancy positions in any market have learned the art of spending money in the right places, at the right time. Rental investment is calculated in two interconnected ways. The first is cash flow (rental income). The second is appreciation in the value of the property. Assets with deferred maintenance will not see appreciation. Well-maintained products pay ownership back –it’s really that simple.


BIA Named Randal Mercer Board Member of the Year

The Lee Building Industry Association and its charitable arm, Builders Care, recently honored several professionals with the presentation of its annual membership awards and conducted the installation of officers and directors for 2015.

The Lee BIA honored Randal Mercer of CRE Consultants and Randy Thibaut of Land Solutions as Board Members of the Year. Mercer and Thibaut were lauded for their work in the political and legislative arenas; their service on the BIA’s search committee as the organization sought a new executive vice president; and in providing invaluable research and data for the housing and development industry through the 2014 Market Trends educational event.

Serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Manatee County, Hendry County, Stuart and all of Florida.