Hayes Merkert, SIOR

Senior Vice President,
MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC


Hayes Merkert serves as a Senior Vice President of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services, LLC, based in Columbia, Maryland. Merkert has represented a number of institutional owners of real estate, as well as major local and national tenants. He has been active in the local chapter of the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR), serving as past President and Treasurer. Prior to joining MacKenzie, Hayes was part of Cushman & Wakefield’s brokerage services practice group as the Senior Director of their Baltimore office. He has over 30 years of experience in the region’s real estate market, specializing in sales and leasing of office and industrial real estate properties throughout the Baltimore-Washington Corridor.

Professional Affiliations and Recognition

  • Current Member of the Maryland, DC, Northern Virginia Chapter of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR); Past President (2007), Past Treasurer (2008-2021)
  • Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker in Maryland
  • Baltimore Business Journal’s List Makers
  • CoStar’s Power Broker Award as one of the Top 25 Leading Brokers
  • BWI Business Partnership

Community Leadership

  • Past Board Member of Chartwell Country Club
  • Past President of Chartwell Community Association
  • Past Board Member of the MD Chapter of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Past Member of the MD Science Center’s Development Committee


  • Cadmus Communications
  • Columbia Bank
  • General Growth Properties
  • Greenfield Partners
  • Goldman Sachs
  • IBM
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Prudential Insurance
  • Preston Scheffenacker Properties
  • QSSI
  • US Food Service