Gregory Merchant is the President and CEO of Investment Design Properties, Ltd., a boutique commercial real estate brokerage and consulting firm he founded in 1983 to provide development and investment advisory services. His clients include Montefiore Medical Center, the County of Westchester and the Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund who he represented in their purchase of the College of New Rochelle earlier this year. Since 2014, when Mr. Merchant introduced RXR Realty to New Rochelle and represented the firm in its capacity as the Master Developer in the rezoning of over 280 acres in downtown New Rochelle, he has also represented other developers, including Mill Creek Realty Trust, L + M Development Partners, Wilder Balter Partners, The DeMatteis Organization, Sansome Pacific Properties/Fortress Investment Group, BRP Companies and Trinity Financial. During his tenure at Investment Design Properties, Ltd., Mr. Merchant has served as a member of the New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency, the New Rochelle Local Development Corporation, the Davids Island Task Force, the Board of Directors of the New Rochelle Overall Economic Development Corporation, and the Board of Directors of the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence. Mr. Merchant, who is also the Chairman of Cortlandt Partners, Ltd., a real estate investment company, received a BS in Finance and Business Management from Long Island University and a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.