Partner, Senior Vice President, Religious, Education & Not-For-Profit Group
"The one piece of advice I would give my children would be don't let the world tell you who you are. They were designed perfectly by a perfect designer. If they can live a life from that core belief, they will find freedom, adventure and fulfillment."
Chris Bury serves as Vice President and Broker of Foundry Commercial Religious & Educational Real Estate. where he provides leadership to the west coast operations of the company. Chris leads the acquisition and disposition efforts for Foundry Commercial Religious & Educational Real Estate assisting churches, schools, lenders, denominations and other not-for-profit organizations. In addition, Chris provides consulting services such as property due diligence, church real estate consolidation and mergers, price evaluation and financial audits.
Chris joins Foundry Commercial, formerly CNL Commercial Real Estate, from Church Development Fund (CDF), a lending organization with over $800 million in total assets. He established CDF’s real estate department from the ground up, developing policies and procedures for asset management. In addition to REO portfolio management, Chris provided real estate consulting services primarily for churches and schools in the acquisition and disposition of real estate.
During his 8 years with CDF, Chris implemented a national management and marketing program including a sell versus hold strategy to maximize rental income. He oversaw the ultimate liquidation of an REO portfolio consisting of 30 properties, successfully reducing the portfolio to an all time low to ensure departmental profitability.