May 6, 2019 – Meridian, a full-service real estate developer and owner of commercial real estate, announced today that industry veteran Awais Mughal has been hired as Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Mughal will be based in Meridian’s San Ramon headquarters located at 2420 Camino Ramon, Suite 215 and will lead the company’s acquisition efforts in Northern California.
“We are very excited to welcome Awais to our team,” said John Pollock, CEO of Meridian. “Awais has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and will be a great addition to our organization. Awais’ background includes extensive experience in acquisitions, and we look forward to continuing to expand our portfolio throughout Northern California.”
In his position, Mughal will be responsible for Meridian’s general office division and its Northern California medical office building division. “Awais is passionate about building relationships and is well known in the real estate community,” said Pollock. “That, paired with his comprehensive experience and ability to provide guidance and manage teams, will make Awais a huge asset to our acquisitions department.”
“Meridian is an industry leader in the healthcare sector and I’m extremely excited to be part of such a remarkable organization,” said Mughal. “Meridian has been highly successful in Northern California and I’m looking forward to building upon that success in both the firm’s healthcare and general office divisions.”
Previously, Mughal served as a partner at Harvest Properties, Inc., where he was responsible for sourcing new acquisitions and guiding the performance of assets. Prior to Harvest Properties, Mughal held several positions at CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, most recently as a senior associate, and before that, he served as an acquisitions analyst at LaSalle Partners. Mughal is a member of the NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Advisory Council and was recently selected by the chapter to serve on the NAIOP National Board. Mughal holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
Last year, Meridian acquired a 7,500-square-foot building in Stockton, California to develop a new ambulatory outpatient clinic for its client as well as a vacant 32,204-square-foot parcel in Modesto California, also with the intent to develop an outpatient clinic. Meridian currently owns healthcare properties in Berkeley and San Francisco, as well as a general office building in Concord, California. Meridian is currently pursuing acquisitions and developments throughout California, the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, according to Pollock.