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5 Questions with Merritt Properties' Scott Dorsey

Scott Dorsey, the chairman and CEO of Merritt Properties, knows he sometimes meets raised eyebrows when he identifies himself as a developer. As a leader of a company with the largest privately held real estate portfolio in the state, it's an attitude he wants to change. "There's been a perception that we don't really need more growth," he said. "We do need growth. It needs to be done right." Merritt Properties, which was founded by his cousin Leroy Merritt, had 12 workers when Dorsey joined in 1972 and today employs about 160 people. It owns 16 million square feet of space — much of it in warehouses — in 70 locations across the...

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