R.J. Sommerdyke has joined Meridian's acquisition team in Southern California. He will be based out of the company's Irvine, Calif., office.

In his new position, Sommerdyke will be responsible for all aspects of acquiring value-add healthcare properties and client-driven development sites in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties.

He previously served as director of acquisitions for Project Dimensions Inc., where he was responsible for the acquisition, development, and dispositions of office, industrial, and residential properties throughout the west coast. Prior to Project Dimensions, Sommerdyke spent five years as the director of acquisitions for Centra Realty Corp.