23-Year Charlotte CRE Veteran Mark Holoman Returns to Foundry Commercial as Managing Director, Development & Investments

Posted on November 7, 2022

alt textCharlotte, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2022) – Foundry Commercial, a full-service real estate services and investment firm with offices across the Sun Belt, is pleased to announce Mark Holoman, a seasoned commercial real estate veteran and lifelong Charlotte native, is rejoining as Partner and Managing Director of Development and Investments for the 15-year-old firm.

Holoman’s first stint with the company began in 2015 when Foundry acquired the Charlotte and Raleigh offices of Cushman & Wakefield affiliate Thalhimer. During that time, he served in the role of Managing Director focused on office agency leasing and worked alongside Foundry Charlotte team members  Meredith Ball, Brian Brtalik, Charles Jonas, Bill Simerville, and Warren Snowdon, SIOR, among others. A year later, Holoman was named Senior Vice President & Managing Director with Cousins Properties. In that role, he served as the market leader for Cousins’ Charlotte portfolio for six years.

“The opportunity to rejoin some of my closest friends and colleagues while gaining more experience in the red-hot industrial sector has been one of the most exciting mileposts in my career to date,” said Holoman, who also recently earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  

“I’m thrilled to welcome a former partner and close friend back to Foundry. Mark and I will partner on Foundry’s active development pipeline here in Charlotte and expand Foundry’s coverage of other target markets,” added Bill Simerville, who has been leading the firm’s development activities in the Carolinas.

At Foundry, Holoman will be managing industrial development alongside Simerville, an area of incredible growth and potential for the firm. In addition to its services business lines, Foundry’s Development and Investments (D&I) platform has recorded $3.8 billion in total transactions to date, including $800 million in new investments this year.

“While ecommerce, last-mile, and third-party logistics drove demand for industrial product pre-2020, it’s well known that the pandemic accelerated consumer desire to receive products quickly and inexpensively. As a result, new industrial product has struggled to keep pace with tenant demand,” said John Ball, Foundry’s Charlotte Market Leader. “Mark’s return to Foundry to augment and enhance our industrial platform comes at the perfect time, and we all look forward to working with him again.”

In his role with Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Holoman was responsible for creating a new agency leasing platform from the ground up. Before that, he served as a Senior Vice President and Transaction Director for Bank of America in Charlotte and led commercial real estate transactions across a 20-million-square-foot portfolio.

Prior to earning his Doctorate, Holoman earned his M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and completed the Master of Corporate Real Estate designation through CoreNet Global. Holoman serves as a board member for Charlotte Center City Partners, which facilitates and promotes the economic, cultural, and residential development of Charlotte’s urban core. As part of that volunteer position, he also serves on the South End Board working with neighbors, public agencies, and private partners to fulfill the community vision for Charlotte’s vibrant South End neighborhood. Foundry’s new office space in The Line – which the Charlotte office moved into late this spring – has been considered among the new commercial properties changing the landscape of the dynamic South End submarket. 

To contact Holoman, email Mark.Holoman@foundrycommercial.com or call 704-607-3820.