David M. Frank, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Merrill Group of Companies, LLC, has amassed over 25 years of experience in the field of property development and management. Before founding this firm, which now has locations nationwide in such major areas as Los Angeles and Las Vegas, David M. Frank attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1982. Upon graduation from UCLA, Mr. Frank enrolled at Pepperdine University School of Law, earning a Juris Doctor (JD) in 1984. Since 1985, when he founded The Merrill Group, David M. Frank has guided the development of such major projects as a retail center in downtown Las Vegas that includes a jewelry tower, premium outlets, and performing arts center. For this Las Vegas property and others, the firm not only provides development and property management, but also such due diligence services as portfolio risk and valuation, property and market inspections, and soil and environmental studies. In 1992, David M. Frank began assisting the Resolution Trust Corporation as a Provisional Director. He has handled receiverships, foreclosures, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy matters in this capacity. Joining with an affiliate in 1997, Mr. Frank’s firm became a leading real estate company in Los Angeles with over five million square feet of commercial and residential properties. Today, at his home in Los Angeles, David M. Frank enjoys such activities as traveling, boating, and skiing. A devoted father of two, he remains active in his children’s school functions and charity events. Also involved with several professional organizations, David M. Frank holds membership in such groups as the International Council of Shopping Centers and the California Receivers Forum.