Shakee J. Merritt joined Trompeter Real Estate in 2022, specializing in retail leasing, sales, mix-use development, and apartment rentals. After several years in the public policy world and politics, Shakee developed thorough market analysis skills and knowledge, that helped in his transition into commercial real estate. It was during this time that he served as the undergraduate Student Body President for Rutgers University. From Boardrooms to the Street, Shakee fights for Black Lives.
With creativity and focus, Shakee Jahura helps owners and tenants maximize their space and retail capabilities through unique marketing strategies and build-out consultations. He represents tenants and landlords throughout New Jersey, mainly focusing on downtown markets such as Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, and his hometown of Englewood.
Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Shakee has a passion for urban development and inner-city revitalization. Shakee continues to reside in Newark and is a key member of community development.He serves on the Rutgers Board of Advisors to Chancellors, Newark Pride, and Board of Community Advisors to Mayor Ras Baraka He is also Community Partner to the Newark Downtown District. Having a great community relationship has enabled Shakee to connect with retailers and owners.