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Professional Profile: Rob Merker 2009


  • Title: President
  • Company: Merker Realty Corp.
  • Location: Port Washington, NY
  • Birthplace: New York, NY, 1954

Family: Married with 4 children

College: Currently, getting a PhD in Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center.

First job outside of real estate: Computer programmer

First job in real estate or allied field: Started my real estate company in 1985.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I am currently transitioning into a semi-retirement phase of my life. I am planning on teaching at the university level while remaining active in real estate investment.

Hobbies: Reading, studying philosophy, lying beside the swimming pool

Favorite book: I typically read four to six novels a month. A list of favorites would have to have at least 20 or 30 books!

Favorite movie: Favorite for 2008 is “Slum Dog Millionaire”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Albert Einstein for “thinking outside the box”

Keys to success: Work smart, work hard and try to enjoy life along the way.

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? I am going to be a university professor and see if I like that.