Rick Helton

Rick Helton

Nashville
Partner

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Experience

Rick is a partner with more than two decades of real estate experience in the areas of investment sales and corporate advisory services. During his 20+ year career in commercial real estate, Rick has negotiated more than $1 billion in commercial transactions on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining Foundry, Rick was a founding partner at OakPoint Real Estate, advising clients in investment sales, deal structuring, corporate services, lease negotiations, real estate finance, and site selection.  Prior to OakPoint, Rick served as managing director for ProVenture Commercial Real Estate for eleven years, after serving a seven-year tenure with Trammell Crow Company where he finished as area director for Middle Tennessee. 

In between successful acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing deals, this Texas A&M English major leads Real Estate Finance classes at Foundry and likes to relax with his wife Robyn and five sons in Franklin.  

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas A&M University
  • MBA with an emphasis in Finance from Vanderbilt University

Community Involvement

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker | Tennessee
  • NAIOP | Nashville Member and Past Board President
  • Search Ministries | Local Leadership Board Member
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Finance | Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management

Awards

  • Nashville Emerging Leaders Judge, 2017 and 2018 Awards
  • Nashville Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Power Leader | 2012, 2016
  • Nashville Business Journal Heavy Hitters in Commercial Real Estate | 2013
  • CoStar Power Broker | 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Nashville Post Commercial Real Estate Top 50 | 2013
  • Top 40 National Brokers for Trammell Crow Company | 2000

Properties

Commercial Office / Warehouse

Commercial Office / Warehouse

1742 General George Patton Drive
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Flex Building / Airplane Hangar

Flex Building / Airplane Hangar

1903 Kitty Hawk Drive
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4717 Centennial Blvd

4717 Centennial Blvd

4717 Centennial Blvd
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2500 Cruzen Street

2500 Cruzen Street

2500 Cruzen Street
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1800 Tenntex Drive

1800 Tenntex Drive

1800 Tenntex Drive
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Mallory Green

Mallory Green

3401 Mallory Ln
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