Barry Mertz (left), CEO and founder of NAI Mertz, and his son, Scott Mertz, president, lead the Mount Laurel-based commercial real estate brokerage. — Courtesy: NAI Mertz/Billy Neuman
By Joshua Burd
NAI Mertz has made another addition to its fast-growing brokerage team, hiring a sales associate with a focus on expanding its retail platform.
The firm, which is based in Mount Laurel, announced Tuesday that Andrew Johnson has joined its headquarters office as a sales associate. He will focus on sales and leasing in the office and retail sectors, bringing more than 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry.
“We are thrilled to have Andrew join our company,” said Barry Mertz, the firm’s chairman and CEO, who will work closely with Johnson. “He brings deep knowledge, expertise, and a drive for client satisfaction, which will serve him extremely well in this industry.
“Our team of seasoned leaders is engaging Andrew and providing him with fresh perspectives, that when coupled with his own personal experiences, will greatly benefit his clients. We look forward to Andrew’s contributions in strengthening and growing our retail services division.”
Johnson will also work alongside Fred Meyer, NAI Mertz’s executive vice president and director of brokerage and corporate services, and Rick Gordon, its vice president of retail. The firm touted Johnson’s experience as the former owner of two restaurants and manager of three.
He graduated from Rowan University with a degree in music performance and is an accomplished concert violinist, having performed across the globe from Philadelphia and Los Angeles to Prague and Poland, the firm said. Johnson is also a licensed New Jersey salesperson.