Gillis Gilkerson - Construction Managers / General Contractors
150 West Market Street, Suite 200, Riverview Commons, Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: 410-749-4821 - Fax: 410-749-7934

Meredith Mears - Chief Development Officer

Meredith Mears is widely known as a business and economic development professional with expertise in the commercial real estate industry. For more than 20 years, Mears has successfully led companies, governments and communities through change, solidifying her position as a heavily experienced, trusted and reputable resource on the Delmarva Peninsula. 

Mears presents her community with a distinctive combination of skill, resources and relationships, thereby creating results that drive businesses and communities forward. Understanding the unique needs of her clients and delivering consistent results that go beyond expectation is a cornerstone of Mears’s community development, brokerage and consultancy businesses. 

As a strategic leadership and project specific consultant who works with both the public and private sectors, Mears has collaborated with agencies at the state and county levels, as well as small and large companies operating across the United States.

Mears’s work in the commercial real estate industry has resulted in closed large-scale corporate tenant leases for government properties as well as multi-million dollar investment transactions. Her real estate affiliation has collectively brokered over 400 commercial real estate transactions, and has participated in a sales volume exceeding $500 million in brokerage and development deals. Mears’s professional background is multifaceted, providing her clients and community with a dynamic level of insight into the development and brokerage fields.

Mears remains very active in her community, serving as Regent for the University System of Maryland, and on the Boards of Leadership Maryland, Atlantic General Hospital and Maryland Capital Enterprises. In 2020, she was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, honoring her community contributions in business and mentoring. Mears is a graduate of Salisbury University and lives in Salisbury, Maryland with her husband, Jon and son, Gabe.  

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What Our Clients Say

Our fire headquarters is an outstanding example of the kind of work that Gillis Gilkerson can accomplish. They were a partner in ensuring that the space was a perfect fit for the Salisbury Fire Department

~Jim Ireton
Former Mayor, City of Salisbury

We appreciate the work that Gillis Gilkerson has put into the Maryland Food Bank Eastern Shore Branch as part of our Food First Capital Campaign. In addition to revitalizing our office space, Gillis Gilkerson has bolstered our facility to include a cold sort room that will not only enhance our volunteer program experience, but expand our distribution efforts, thus enabling us to improve the lives of even more food-insecure Marylanders on the Eastern Shore

~ Jennifer Small,
Managing Director, Maryland Food Bank, Eastern Shore 

“I have not seen anyone as professional and great to deal with than your company and the people work for it, from you [Palmer] to the that person who’s a laborer. I’ll share that from my heart with our community.


~ Tony Taphipour
Owner of Pure Fitness

“We travel all over the country and build relationships with many different contractors. I have been very impressed with Tyler Barnes. He is very personable and responsive. We are very optimistic about this project and working with Gillis Gilkerson.”

~ Gary Brill,
Newman Group

“The Gillis Gilkerson organization has an exceptionally positive culture with everyone at all levels working toward a common end, each with his or her eye on the best possible outcome for the customer.”

~ Peter Jackson,
Eden, Maryland

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