Meridian, a full-service real estate owner, operator and investor in healthcare and life science developments, has appointed former company Chief Development Officer Mike Conn to the position of Chief Executive Officer.
The announcement comes as Meridian commences its 25th year and prepares for the opportunities ahead over the next 25 years. Conn’s promotion to CEO formally recognizes his efforts in successfully establishing Meridian’s brand as a formidable healthcare force in the industry and intentionally signals the executive team’s succession plan.
Conn joined Meridian in 2012 after more than a decade as a real estate broker and general contractor, and quickly demonstrated his operational acumen and commitment to Meridian’s core values. He quickly rose through the ranks and was promoted to Chief Development Officer in 2020. During Conn’s tenure, Meridian has grown from an organization focused on smaller healthcare build-to-suits in California to a well-respected developer operating across the continuum of care throughout the western United States. Meridian’s projects now encompass opportunistic value add, core plus, complex adaptive reuse and large multi-specialty build-to-suits.
With 25 years of experience in construction, real estate and development, Conn has been responsible for all aspects of development and investment, including site acquisition, entitlements, joint ventures, deal structuring, and execution. In addition, he has overseen the sourcing and procurement of new projects, as well as the overall performance of the assets. Throughout his career, Conn has led the development or investment in over five million square feet of projects valued at nearly $2 billion. Conn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a California Real Estate Broker, General Contractor (licensed in California and Arizona), and LEED Accredited Professional.