Jim Wells

Jim Wells

Principal, Managing Director of Services

“Be persistent with obtaining the goals you are looking to achieve because ‘no’ does not always mean ‘no.’”


Jim Wells serves Foundry Commercial as Principal and Managing Director of Services in Dallas, bringing more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience to the team. He currently has overall responsibility of leasing, property management, and creating value on $150M+ of assets under management for Foundry Commercial’s SEF fund, and has responsibility for over 3M SF of third party owned assets across Texas and the southeast US.  

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Jim served as the Global Alliance Director of CB Richard Ellis’ Hewlett Packard account, where he led more than 350 associates and a portfolio of 24 million square feet in over 30 countries. Jim’s responsibilities included driving occupancy costs in areas such as space consolidation and reduction, providing industry best practices, and building relationships with the client’s regional leadership team.

Earlier in his career, Jim served in a variety of roles with Trammell Crow Company directing all business development and property management activities for 40+ million square feet of space in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Education & Accreditations

  • B.S. from University of Texas
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), CPM Designation
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), RPA Designation
  • Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, CCIM Designation

Community Involvement

  • Booster Club Member, Football Team, Arlington Lamar High School
  • Member, Chairman-Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, First United Methodist Church
  • Member, Rolling Hills Country Club