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Jesse Drake serves as an Associate with Foundry Commercial on the Central Florida Industrial Team in Tampa. He has previous experience in industrial development throughout the Southeast United States where he focused on acquisitions and construction. Jesse also spent two decades with the United States Army Special Forces where he honed his skills in logistics, procurement, and managing cross-cultural relationships. Day in and day out, his Green Beret work ethic and desire to solve complex problems make him an asset to all our clients.

Outside of work, Jesse and his wife Angelica enjoy spending time with their two boys where you can find them on the beach or at the sports fields. With extensive familial ties to Tampa and as a resident of Florida for almost two decades, Jesse has a deep understanding of Tampa Bay and the surrounding areas.

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Nate is a Broker Associate on Foundry Commercial’s industrial real estate team in Jacksonville, FL. His primary role is fostering business development, sourcing new client relationships and working with industrial warehouse users looking to lease or purchase properties.

Prior to returning home to Jacksonville in 2022, Nate was a classroom teacher with Jersey City Public Schools, where he taught English and coached high school football and basketball there from 2015 to 2022. He enjoyed his time in what’s often called New York City’s “Sixth Borough,” but the pull of home ultimately won out.

He loves playing basketball, reading, being a student of history, and watching his beloved Jacksonville Jaguars with family and friends at EverBank Stadium. He’s a fifth generation Jacksonville native and is thrilled to be back home and here to stay.

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With a career spanning nearly 15 years, Jeff has earned the reputation as one of the leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisors in the Raleigh-Durham market. His expertise includes Industrial Advisory Services and Office Tenant Representation, and he takes pride in helping clients, both locally and nationally, make well-informed real estate decisions. His expertise expands beyond traditional real estate advisory services; it encompasses strategic planning, site selection, labor and demographic analytics, lease and purchase negotiations and financial analysis. Jeff’s commitment to both tactical and strategic thinking underpins his approach, ensuring a successful outcome for his clients. This philosophy has led to his involvement in some of the most notable representation assignments in the region, including Allscripts, IBM, LC Industries, Life Science Logistics, MetLife, and Microsoft.

Jeff’s career in commercial real estate began in Orange County, CA in 2009, and in late 2011, he relocated to Raleigh-Durham. Prior to joining Foundry, Jeff spent over a decade at Cushman & Wakefield, specializing Corporate Tenant Representation.

Jeff was born and raised in Irvine, CA and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. He now resides in Raleigh and enjoys spending time at Topsail Beach, firing up the Traeger for some Carolina BBQ, and rooting for his Colorado Buffaloes!

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Randy Blankenship serves as Vice President with Foundry Commercial on the Dallas Industrial Team. With over a decade of experience in the industrial space, Blankenship brings a wealth of expertise to the team, positioning Foundry at the forefront of the burgeoning industrial sector in the Sun Belt Region. He has a keen insight into the DFW market with the bedrock of Tenant relationships he has built over the years allowing him to uncover many off-market opportunities. He will continue to leverage this local market knowledge as well as the Foundry Platform across the Sun Belt and Southeast to address client needs specializing in industrial leasing and acquisition with a focus on industrial outside storage.

He most recently served as a Vice President at Biel Partners, where he helped build the tenant rep business from the ground up, negotiated leases, and purchase/ sale transaction for clients engaged in the office and industrial sectors. In the past five years, he has facilitated roughly 70 deals located across the Dallas-Fort Worth metro and Texas.

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Justin Barker serves as Vice President for the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC markets. Focused on increasing Foundry Commercial’s presence in the greater Washington, DC region and servicing current client needs for tenant advisor, investment sales, acquisitions and site selection. As a fourth generation Washingtonian, Justin has a strong understanding of the market and its complexities.

Prior to working in commercial real estate brokerage Justin worked in sales, marketing and business development for a non-profit as well as a boutique conference production company. While at the National Apartment Association, Justin began working with supplier members, consulting on industry involvement and marketing opportunities for conference sponsorship, advertising and supplier council involvement. While working in the National Lease Program, Justin was able to increase annual revenue, year over year by more than 15 percent through the development and execution of a strategic market and product development plan. An experience that supplied a strong understanding of the multifamily industry, property management technology as well as the complexities of the non-profit industry.

Justin’s multi-industry experience in addition to working in commercial real estate, has provided a unique perspective while servicing clients. Utilizing real estate for multiple purposes, which at times can result in cost savings and efficiencies. His wide-ranging experience, persistence and hands on approach have produced notable clients in multiple industries that include nonprofits, government agencies and large corporate clients such as AWS, AstraZeneca, IDA World Bank Group, UnderArmour, King & Spalding, Dentons and Morgan Lewis.

When not servicing his client’s needs, Justin enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and various outdoor sporting activities.

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Andrew works closely with the leadership team to advise clients across multiple asset types on strategy and execution to optimize operations while mitigating risk in their real estate selections. He is responsible for orchestrating site selections, acquisitions, and due diligence on behalf of tenants/users, investors, and other occupiers of real estate throughout the greater DC Metro region.

Andrew has over 14 years of industry experience; before joining Donohoe, he served as a Principal at Avison Young and leader within their occupier business. His leasing, investment services, consulting and advisory, and portfolio management projects exceed 3 million square feet and over $2 billion in value. He specializes in identifying strategic opportunities and creating data driven solutions and technology deliverables to support client decision making.

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As a Senior Associate in Foundry Commercial’s Raleigh Office, Jordan Rives serves the Industrial Services Group after 14 years of working in the banking and technology industries. He currently synthesizes the market research and financial analysis required by local, national, and global industrial users to pursue and transact space in the Triangle’s growing industrial market.

Prior to joining Foundry, Jordan worked for management consulting firms Booze Allen Hamilton and KPMG where he specialized in strategic operations and technology systems development. His consulting career concluded assisting Bank of America and other Fortune 500 companies with systems integration, regulatory reporting, and business valuations services. In his most recent endeavor, he founded a nanotechnology company focused on controlling pathogenic microorganisms and improving health outcomes.

Jordan’s business development experience in the technology startup and multinational corporate worlds has enabled a seamless transition to the world of real estate brokerage. His domestic and global deal pursuits have provided critical understanding to the unique challenges and needs faced by entrepreneurs, manufacturers, and global firms in various stages of growth.

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Warren serves as Managing Director and Principal for Foundry Commercial in Charlotte, NC on the Industrial team.

Prior to Foundry Commercial in 2015, Warren served as the Managing Principal for the Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Charlotte office. Warren’s background and skill set have focused his career on forward-thinking site selection and tenant representation as well as disposition and leasing strategies to rationalize supply chain networks driving value for local, institutional and landowners. He possesses an extensive background in build-to-suit projects as well as investment sales for distribution and manufacturing clients.

Warren’s early career was shaped by several years spent in property management (1993-1996) and development after receiving a degree in Industrial Relations from UNC Chapel Hill. Warren is a licensed real estate broker in North and South Carolina, holds a North Carolina General Contractor’s license, is a multiple-year winner of the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) Deal Maker’s Top award, and was a recipient of the Charlotte Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Award. He is a strong believer in giving back to his community and holds several leadership and volunteer roles helping others across the Charlotte region.

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W.B. Scoggin serves as Senior Vice President for Foundry Commercial’s Nashville, Tennessee office. W.B. specializes in leasing and investment opportunities throughout Tennessee focusing on industrial investments and development sites. Over his 13-year career, W.B. has been actively involved in various aspects of the business including brokerage, acquisitions, asset management and capital markets activity. He has worked on projects that have included bulk, shallow bay and flex product, terminals, IOS and ISF sites, land and others from both the ground-up development perspective as well as leasing and acquiring existing assets. His activity and knowledge base allowed him to earn his CCIM designation.

Prior to joining Foundry, W.B. spent 5 years with a Dallas-based real estate investment company as Vice President where he was actively involved in or oversaw the companies deal sourcing, underwriting, acquisition, asset management and dispositions for various acquisitions and assets held for investment. W.B. has also served in various capacities for real estate investment and development companies and began his career as a broker in Dallas.

Before beginning his real estate career, W.B. spent time earning a Certificate of Biblical Studies through an affiliate ministry of Kanakuk Kamps. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Real Estate from Texas A&M University. W.B. is an active member of ULI, CCIM, and NAIOP and is licensed in Tennessee, Alabama and Texas.

When he is not working to address your real estate needs, W.B. is actively involved in his church community, in the gym working on mobility or a new PR or most likely he is spending quality time with his beautiful wife and three girls.

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Travis Hammond serves as a Senior Associate on the Central Florida Industrial Team in Orlando. He was born and raised in Orlando and attended college at the University of Central Florida. The prior 7 years Travis worked for Bridge Investment Group where he managed and ran due diligence for over 100 real estate transactions with a total value of $3.6 billion. His experience in deal transactions and coordinating vested parties and closing deals gave him a solid foundation for transitioning into brokerage. Travis is one of four brothers and is an avid sports fan especially when it comes to the Atlanta Braves (ask him why) and the UCF Knights. Travis is married to his wife Allie and when he isn’t working you will find him outdoors either on the golf course or going for a run/bike ride.

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Tim Kilkelly is a Principal with Foundry Commercial, providing both strategic and tactical advisory services relative to office and industrial occupiers of commercial real estate.  As a founding Principal of Foundry, Tim brings over 26 years and over 40 million square feet of commercial real estate experience to Foundry Commercial specializing in site selection, lease negotiations, acquisitions, build-to-suit, and dispositions of excess corporate real estate.  This expertise allows him to represent a variety of corporate clients throughout local markets as well as on a national basis. Our corporate advisory services team consisting of Tim along with Jimmy Johnson, Katie Trott and Jas Reber formed nearly 20 years ago are recognized as leaders in the commercial real estate industry.  Tim has been a guest column writer for notable publications as well as speaking on numerous real estate panels. Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Tim served on the corporate advisory services team as a Vice President at Trammell Crow Company, where the team consistently held a top-producing position.

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Melissa Alexander, SIOR serves as Partner for Foundry Commercial. Considered one of the foremost industrial brokers in Nashville, she leads the Foundry Industrial Brokerage team in her hometown of Nashville, TN. Melissa has more than 16 years of real estate experience focusing on the leasing, sale and development of industrial properties in Tennessee as well as across the US.

Melissa got her start in industrial in Memphis, TN where she previously served as Principal of the Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) affiliate there. She served as the only female partner and only female broker in the firm.

Melissa has a strong business presence locally and online. She is consistently named one of the top Commercial Real Estate Influencers to follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. In 2018, she launched #CREchat with colleague, Casey Flannery. The monthly chat hosts Commercial Real Estate thought leaders from across the US and has garnered participation and praise from CRE professionals, organizations such as CREW, SIOR, Bisnow and CoStar as two women bringing change and innovation to the industry. The chats have since evolved into a podcast called CREchatLive. Melissa regularly serves as a speaker/panelist for national conferences and media outlets such as GlobeSt.com, Bisnow, Nashville Business Journal, Arco Murray’s Women in Construction, CREI, Drastic Summit and Counselors of Real Estate.

Outside of work, you will find Melissa hanging out by a fire pit, watching sports or traveling with her husband, John, and their two children.

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Mark joined Foundry Commercial in 2017 to help lead Foundry’s Industrial practice in Jacksonville and NE Florida. With over three decades of experience as an industrial broker, Scott has extensive experience in sales, leasing and marketing with transactions completed in multiple markets throughout the US. His team’s focus is to enhance delivery of services to both owners and occupiers in markets spanning from NE Florida, south to Volusia County as well as the I-10 corridor including North Central Florida.

Mark is an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) serving in a Board capacity for the Florida Chapter and is certified by the St. Onge Institute.

NAIOP’s Industrial Broker of the year in 2010, Mark has completed transactions totaling nearly $1 billion in aggregate value.

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Justin Ruby joined Foundry Commercial in 2013 to help lead the charge on the industrial brokerage platform. Ruby has 20 years of real estate experience in development, leasing, sales and marketing. His team focuses on transactions spanning from land development to leasing for institutional clients and is now branching into the newest category of industrial real estate, Industrial Outdoor Storage (IOS). His team of transactional brokers, salespersons, and marketing professionals covers Central Florida from Ocala and the east coast to the full length of the I-4 corridor including Tampa.

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John Cole serves as a Senior Associate on the Industrial Brokerage Team in Jacksonville working alongside Mark Scott. John specializes in industrial leasing representing both Tenants and Landlords across the North Florida market. His on-the-ground perspective allows him to bring value through creative deal-making, and out-of-the-box solutions. As a Jacksonville native, John has long-standing local relationships and a deep appreciation of what North Florida has to offer businesses.

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Joey Woodman serves as a Senior Associate on the Industrial Brokerage Team in Orlando working alongside Justin Ruby. Together, the team represents over 8 million SF of industrial space in Central Florida. Joey specializes in industrial leasing where he is active in both Landlord and Tenant Representation. His perspective from both angles of the business allows for creative deal making that can drive value for both parties. As a second-generation Orlando native, Joey has far-stretching Orlando roots and a deep appreciation for the Central Florida real estate market.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Joey started his career in sales at GolfNow, a division of Golf Channel, where he led his team in transaction fee sales during 2017 and 2018. Joey takes pride in paying attention to all details to produce favorable results for his clients.

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Jimmy Johnson is one of the original 12 partners that launched Foundry Commercial in 2007. Jimmy has a long history in the Florida commercial real estate market, and with more than 35 years in the brokerage business, has represented many local, regional, and national companies throughout Florida and across the U.S. with their corporate real estate requirements. During his career, Jimmy has worked for office and industrial occupiers to acquire and dispose of their corporate projects, including existing assets, land, and build-to-suits. Prior to launching Foundry Commercial, Jimmy was a Principal at Trammell Crow Company, where he worked for almost 20 years after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. Jimmy has worked closely with Tim Kilkelly, Katie Trott, and Jas Reber for the last two decades, representing their corporate clients across the country.

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Jerod Freeland serves as Senior Associate with Foundry Commercial on the Central Florida Industrial Team. His experience on both the Landlord and Tenant side of the business allows Jerod to have perspective from both angles resulting in creative deal structures. He has a passion for building strong, lasting relationships with his clients by taking genuine interest in the individual and understanding the most important aspects of the clients’ business. Prior to entering commercial real estate, Jerod spent over a decade in heavy industrial and warehouse equipment sales giving him an advantage when it comes to anticipating industrial client needs.

Jerod previously served as Senior Associate with Millenia Partners on their retail team. In his role with Millenia, he represented several restaurants and retailers in their expansion and helped substantially decrease vacancy for Landlords.

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Jackson Rives, Principal Industrial Services for Foundry’s Industrial team in Raleigh-Durham, brings 17 years of commercial real estate experience as he oversees the leasing and development of more than six million square feet of Class A industrial properties. He is also a trusted advisor to users, developers, and owners for location analysis, site selection, and building design. Jackson has an ownership mentality in all aspects of the business, making recommendations as if it were his own money.

As a tenant representative, he uses his extensive market knowledge to negotiate the strongest terms for his clients. He has represented a broad range of clients, and since 2015 has represented an e-commerce client in the acquisition of land and/or space to produce five million square feet of warehouse and distribution space.

By transacting more than one million square feet annually since 2012, Jackson consistently leads the market in industrial leasing and sales. He has also ranked in the top 10% of Foundry producers across the platform since joining Foundry in 2015.

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David Hanna serves as Senior Vice President for the Industrial Representation team at Foundry Commercial. David’s area of focus includes landlord agency on behalf of institutional clients, acquisition and disposition of industrial properties, site selection for tenants requiring office/warehouse facilities, and investment sales in North and South Carolina. David’s commercial real estate background includes agency work for landlords and tenant, site selection, and investment analysis.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, David was with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Industrial team. Before that, David worked with Forsite Development, Inc., a commercial real estate development firm focused exclusively on acquiring corporate surplus industrial real estate for the purpose of redeveloping these properties in an economically and environmentally responsible way.

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Conor Sweeney is an Associate for Foundry Commercial serving in Atlanta, Georgia. Conor works alongside Chris Hurd to expand Foundry’s investment sales platform to both owners and investors; through the performance of real estate brokerage services. Together, they pursue opportunities for Foundry’s Development and Investment platform.

Prior to joining Foundry, Conor was an Associate with SitusAMC, a real estate due diligence and advisory firm, underwriting CMBS loans and drafting credit/investment committee memos for large institutional banking clients.

He previously held an analyst role at BBG, Inc., conducting market research and drafting multi-family real estate appraisal and valuation reports.

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Since 2016, Casey has been a member of Foundry’s Charlotte Industrial Services team. He provides North Carolina and South Carolina industrial clients a wide range of commercial real estate services including Landlord representation, Tenant representation, Buyer representation, Seller representation, transaction management, site selection and investment analysis.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Casey was an analyst with B2R Finance (a Blackstone company) focusing on real estate investment portfolios. While structuring lending packages he provided analysis, transaction management and deal underwriting services. Casey previously worked in the Oil and Gas industry in Denver, Colorado where he is originally from. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

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Caitlin Quinlan serves as a Senior Associate on the Industrial Brokerage Team working alongside Justin Ruby and the Central FL Industrial Team. Caitlin specializes in industrial leasing where she is active in Landlord Representation in Tampa and along the I-4 Corridor. She has a passion for building long-lasting relationships and has done so in her role of business development in the construction industry over the last five years. Her previous experience in Engineering, Subcontracting, and General Contracting & Construction Management Services has provided her with a unique background and a deep understanding of client needs.

Prior to joining Foundry, Caitlin served as the Director of Business Development for a commercial landscaping contractor, securing contracts with Moffitt Cancer Center and BayCare within the first year. Caitlin received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force in 2014 before joining the construction industry. Now, a resident of Tampa, she is excited to be a part of the major growth throughout Central FL.

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Brian serves as Senior Vice President for Foundry Commercial and has over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry. Since the beginning of his career, Brian has shown a dedication to finding successful real estate solutions for his clients. His specialties include investment sales, building disposition, leasing and land assemblages for development.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Brian worked for Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer to help grow the platform in Charlotte and across the Carolinas. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Brian was a partner with Gallant Properties which he co-found in 2007.

Brian is a licensed real estate broker in North and South Carolina as well as Virginia and a multi-year winner of Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) Deal Makers Award.

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Ben is a member of the Charlotte Industrial Services team with Foundry Commercial. He provides landlords and tenants a wide variety of commercial real estate services including Landlord representation, Tenant representation, Buyer representation, Seller representation, market analysis, and transaction management.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Ben was an Executive Recruiter with Search Solution Group, focusing on engineering and operations positions for major manufacturing, distribution, and engineering companies across the United States. He is originally from Woodstock, Georgia and a graduate of Davidson College.

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Casey joined the Foundry Nashville Industrial Team in October 2022 to focus on industrial agency and landlord leasing. She works directly with building owners presenting local knowledge to create maximum value for client assets by utilizing market analysis, leasing strategies, and best in class marketing capabilities.

Prior to joining Foundry Commercial, Casey began her commercial real estate career in Memphis, TN where she specialized in office agency leasing. In 2021, Casey helped back fill 60,000 SF within nine (9) months to a Tenant occupying 86,000 SF – one of the largest transactions in the Memphis market in the past ten (10) years.

Casey provides extensive market knowledge to clients supported through research, marketing, strategy, and commitment to clients.

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Alexis Lambeth has been a member of the Industrial Services Group in Foundry Commercial’s Raleigh, NC office for nine years. With 23 years of real estate experience, he focuses on leasing – landlord and tenant representation, Class A industrial development, building design, and industrial building and land sales in the Raleigh-Durham region and throughout North Carolina. Alexis has been a trusted advisor to over two dozen landlord clients and numerous tenants over his career. He takes an ownership minded and detailed approach with every Landlord he represents and strives to leverage and facilitate the best deal terms possible for all tenants he represents from start to finish in every transaction. Alexis is consistently one of the top producing industrial brokers at Foundry Commercial and the region. Some of Alexis’ Institutional clients include UPS, Clarion Partners, Link Industrial, MDH Partners, UBS Realty Advisors, Stockbridge and Strategic Capital Partners. He began his real estate career with the Preiss Company headquartered in Raleigh NC where he focused on the Acquisition, Development, and Disposition of Institutional Student Housing across the country. Alexis graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State with a BA in English.

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