Nashville’s Foundry Commercial names senior vice president

Nashville, Tennessee-based Foundry Commercial named Vince Dunavant senior vice president of advisory and transaction services. Throughout his nearly 30-year career in the commercial real estate industry, Dunavant has worked with, or alongside, many of the executives at Foundry Commercial, so this appointment marks a homecoming of sorts for him.

“I’ve known and partnered with many of the Foundry team members before, and they are truly among the best in this business. I really like the company’s structure and values, how they are positioned today, and their vision for the future,” said Dunavant.

In his new position, Dunavant will focus on expanding Foundry’s multi-market advisory and transaction services business with corporate clients. He will also develop the company’s local tenant representation business and partner with Foundry’s emerging healthcare specialty team to support both existing clients and new business development.

Before joining Foundry, Dunavant served as vice president of CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services group, with emphasis on the healthcare sector. He also served as senior managing director with CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, where he was responsible for developing and guiding some of the organization’s most successful and long-term corporate client accounts on a multi-market basis.

Dunavant started his commercial real estate career in accounting and finance with Trammell Crow Company in 1992. Four years later, he was promoted to principal and led TCC’s property management and leasing services business in the mid-south area, achieving record growth with institutional and private investor clients. Before joining TCC, Dunavant was a manager in the audit and business advisory practice of Arthur Andersen.

Dunavant, a licensed real estate broker in Tennessee, is also a CCIM candidate and Institute member, CoreNet member and C.P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University. He has been recognized by industry associations, employers and clients, including such distinctions as the NAIOP Middle TN Industrial Lease of the Year Award, CBRE’s Dark Green Award (for excellence in client service), and the Trammell Crow Leadership Award, which he won twice.

A resident of Franklin, Tenn., Dunavant enjoys giving back to the community and has served in various board leadership and volunteer capacities including Habitat for Humanity of Williamson-Maury Counties, Graceworks Ministries, and Make-A-Wish Foundation. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Brentwood, Tenn.