Rick Dehnert

Market Leader


(919) 987-2919

Rick Dehnert serves as Foundry’s Market Leader in Raleigh, bringing more than 25 years experience in the commercial real estate industry. Rick’s responsibilities include overseeing a growing portfolio of brokerage services, as well as project and property management assignments in the Triangle, increasing the footprint of Foundry’s services business, expanding the firm’s presence even further into leasing and management opportunities, and keeping an ear to the ground for potential investment and development prospects.

With expanding presence in multifamily and investment advisory services, healthcare, and senior housing, Dehnert also works closely with Foundry’s respective teams across the platform to service new opportunities.

Dehnert is a proven leader in overseeing the growth of office and industrial portfolios, leading teams of leasing agents, property managers, accounting and construction personnel, and administrative employees, while overseeing multi-million dollar operating and capital project budgets. He started his commercial real estate career with Highwoods Properties in 1995. During his nearly 25-year tenure there, Dehnert held a variety of leadership positions, ranging from Director of Leasing to Vice President of the REIT’s Triad division. Most recently, he served as a Business Development Officer for First Bank in Greensboro, N.C., where he developed and nurtured new relationships in the commercial building and real estate industry throughout the Southeast, analyzing the financial viability of potential clients who sought commercial real estate development loans.

Key Assignments

  • Enterprise Park I Industrial Lease | 778,000 SF
  • AirPark East | Office/Industrial Lease | 775,000 SF
  • Green Valley | Office Lease | 291,000 SF
  • The Knollwood | Office Lease | 249,000 SF
  • Church Street Medical | Medical Office Lease |150,000 SF

Clients Served

  • Truist
  • Volvo
  • USPS
  • Fresh Market
  • Cone Health
  • Carson Dellosa

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties
    • National Board Member
    • Local Chapter Board Member
    • Triad Chapter President
  • Triad Real Estate Building Industry Coalition
    • Board Member
  • Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
    • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Backpack Beginnings


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Georgetown University