Our Team


Merritt Capital Partners, Ltd. was formed in October, 1999 by Marshall Merritt and Joe Merritt. MCP specializes in the acquisition, management, leasing, and sale of commercial real estate. Its primary focus includes multi-tenant shopping centers and single tenant assets. MCP continues to acquire quality real estate occupied by national-brand tenants across Texas and surrounding areas.

Marshall Merritt

Marshall has been in the oil, gas and real estate business in Dallas since 1984. After working for a large, publicly held natural gas corporation, he formed Merrimac Energy Corp. in 1990 to acquire, drill and operate oil and gas properties. From 1995 to 1999, Merrimac was active in acquiring and developing real estate properties.

Since the formation of MCP, he has focused on acquisitions and development of land and retail properties. Marshall graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 and holds a Texas real estate license. Marshall and his wife Leslie, have been married for 30 years, and have two children.

Joe Merritt

Joe has been in the commercial real estate business in Dallas since 1985. He was employed by small development and investment companies (J.D. Simms & Co., Sterling Projects, Inc., and S&B Financial, Inc.) and large brokerage companies (CB Richard Ellis & Transwestern Commercial Services) focusing on leasing and management.

Joe manages and leases MCP’s properties and provides brokerage services to third parties. Joe graduated from the University of Texas in 1985 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and holds a Texas real estate broker’s license. Joe and his wife Holly, have been married for 23 years, and have two children.

Charlotte Hickey

Charlotte Hickey, a Dallas native, joined the company in late 2013 to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. Her experience includes corporate lending, oversight of venture capital portfolios, sales of distressed loan packages, and corporate finance. In connection with her venture capital duties, she served as a director of several portfolio companies. Mrs. Hickey is a 1980 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, with a BBA in Finance. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married 39 years, have two children, and two grandchildren.

Russell Hickey

Russell Hickey, a native of Dallas, is a 2015 graduate of the University of Texas with a BBA in Real Estate, Finance. After working for a start-up company in Austin, Texas, Russell joined the company in August, 2017.

Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller, a 2011 graduate of the University of Alabama with a BBA in Business Management and specializations in both real estate and entrepreneurship, works primarily with the acquisition of single tenant and multi-tenant properties. He has been employed by Merritt Capital Partners since graduating from college. He has been married to his wife, Blythe, since December 2014 and they have two children.

Claire East

Claire East is a Forney, TX native with experience in the business administration of commercial, residential, and civil engineering. She joined the company in April 2021 and is our Property Manager and Office Manager, focusing on the management of tenant and vendor relations.

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8226 Douglas Avenue | Suite 709 | Dallas, Texas 75225