Steve Merkle
Open Realty Advisors

Steve Merkle

Steve Merkle

Steve is a Managing Member of Open Realty Advisors. He has led Open Realty’s consulting for J.Crew since 2005, opening over 250 stores, managing the initial and early growth of the Madewell concept, and was responsible for a five million dollar rent savings initiative. He also led consulting for The Walking Company, Nambé and babystyle, and played an integral role in the site selection, market analysis and lease negotiation for Apple, Restoration Hardware, L’Occitane and Oakley. Steve has negotiated transactions in all markets with all major landlords. His responsibilities include financial analysis and proforma modeling for client growth and investment strategies.

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Houston.


2305 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75201
office 214.750.0011