Jim Hayden Joins Foundry Commercial as Managing Director of Corporate Solutions

Posted on March 1, 2022

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Dallas, Texas (March 1, 2022) – Foundry Commercial, a full-service real estate services and investment firm with offices across the Sun Belt, welcomes industry veteran Jim Hayden as Managing Director of Corporate Solutions. While Hayden will be based in Foundry’s Dallas office, he will be developing solutions for occupier clients on a national basis.

Hayden has more than 25 years in the commercial real estate industry solely focused on delivering solutions to optimize operations, productivity, and business efficiency. He has deep experience across all corporate real estate functions – encompassing strategic planning, transactions and brokerage, design, and construction and facilities management. His work has also crossed all property types including retail, office, industrial, flex, call centers, and data centers.

Over his career, Hayden has managed client relationships and global account teams of 400+ members, portfolios of 24 million+ square feet with annual operating P/Ls of $875+ million.  Through strategic cost optimization programs, his teams have delivered over $360 million in annual run-rate savings to clients. Hayden has deep experience building executive partnerships and solutions to over 50 contracts with 1.2 billion square feet.

“Foundry is thrilled to welcome Jim to the helm of our Corporate Solutions platform, where we know he’ll help occupiers drive new efficiencies and identify areas for cost control within their real estate operations,” said Scott Renaud, Chief Operating Officer, Foundry Commercial. “Given his depth of experience in the outsourcing sector, we are excited to have him lead this team to grow and expand integrated service delivery within Foundry’s platform and look forward to the myriad of ways he and the Corporate Solutions team will generate tremendous results for Foundry clients.”

In his role, Hayden will be focused on expanding as well as developing partnerships to provide integrated solutions for corporate real estate departments. Foundry Commercial’s Corporate Solutions team delivers a personal level of service delivery not seen in the market, a national footprint of best-in-market experts across multiple service lines and a proven history of exemplary results.

“In today’s environment, change is accelerating, and occupiers must remain proactive to align their real estate operation to support and enable the core business,” added Hayden. “Occupiers need and want a partner that will be a seamless extension of their team – delivering valuable services to the business, creating new efficiencies for processes and costs, as well as achieving collective goals for mutual success.”

Hayden brings occupiers a very unique perspective in integrated solution design for real estate needs.  His years of experience include leading global and national full-service accounts, managing global advisory and transaction platforms, as well as leading outsourcing sales and solution efforts for multi-market occupiers. 

“I am extremely excited to join the Foundry team and lead an integrated service offering for a segment of the market that needs and wants a quality partner with real capabilities.  Service delivery is personal, and our clients get a very personalized level of service from Foundry as their trusted real estate partner,” added Hayden.

Hayden attended Southern Methodist University, where he graduated from the Cox School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds a real estate license from the Texas Real Estate Commission. He remains active in the community, where he is a Dad’s Club board member at Ursuline Academy of Dallas and volunteers at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas as well as Christ the King Catholic School.