Two Decades. $5.5+ Billion in Value.

Meridian specializes in value added acquisition, repositioning and development opportunities - originated, structured, capitalized and managed in-house.

Over its 24-year history, Meridian has acquired over 14 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and mixed-use space as well as over 800 acres for development - primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This local focus, together with extensive industry experience and an unparalleled perspective, has resulted in Meridian's powerful record of value creation.

Broad Experience. Unmatched Expertise.




Bruce Lane and David Cheek meet working at Riggs Bank – together they dispose of a $250 million portfolio of 30 assets.


David Cheek and Bruce Lane form The Meridian Group.

1993 October

Gary Block establishes a relationship with David Cheek and Bruce Lane while working as a partner at Vinson & Elkins.

1994 February

Meridian closes its first deal – the Dulaney Center in Towson, Maryland.


Meridian purchases the Candler Building, the second largest office building in Baltimore, Maryland's central business district.


Meridian purchases the BMC complex in Bethesda, Maryland.


Meridian surpasses $1 billion on total capitalization of investments.


Gary Block joins Meridian.


Meridian successfully closes Fund I with $160.2 million of discretionary capital.


Meridian purchases Greensboro Station in Tysons, Virginia and raises approximately $50 million additional equity.

2014 April

Meridian closes its first Washington, DC deal, Anthem Row and raises approximately $160 million additional equity.

2014 December

Meridian expands and moves into new office space on the 14th floor of 3 Bethesda Metro Center.

2015 December

Meridian closes on The Boro purchase of roughly 14 acres representing approximately 3.7 million of developable square feet.


Meridian breaks ground on The Boro development.


Meridian successfully closes Fund II with $231.6 million of discretionary capital.


Meridian is recognized as an honoree for the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.


Meridian is recognized as an honoree for the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.


Founded in 1993, The Meridian Group takes its name from the word’s less-known definition – a period of continued success and prosperity. Meridian has lived up to this designation, primarily as a result of hiring talented individuals who share common goals and embrace a culture underpinned by three key core values – teamwork, collaboration, and transparency.


The Meridian Group enables its employees to reach success – both personally and professionally – by providing challenging work and opportunities for growth within an engaging, fast-paced environment. Meridian’s office was thoughtfully designed to foster dynamic collaboration and on-going success – providing spaces for great ideas to come to life.


The office’s signature piece is a sculptural orb light inspired by Meridian’s more widely known definition, the longitudinal lines that traverse the globe. The sculpture reflects the interconnectedness of Meridian’s commonly held goals, shared values, and collaborative worldview.