Foundry Commercial’s Nick McKinney Named Among ‘Best Bosses’ by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum

Posted on April 5, 2021

Nick McKinney

Orlando, Fla. (April 5, 2021) – Nick McKinney, Chief Strategy Officer and Principal with Foundry Commercial, has been recognized by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum among the “Best Bosses” in the industry, a distinction that spotlights leaders who are not only profoundly accomplished within their field, but who also serve as an inspiration for their organization and the people within it.

“As Foundry’s Chief Strategy Officer, Nick is responsible for many of the tactical elements associated with our culture and brand, but that does not even begin to describe his impact. His impact on our company is because of who he is and how he treats every associate,” stated Paul Ellis, CEO of Foundry Commercial. “The reality is Nick probably works across Foundry’s entire platform more than any other leader in the company, helping Foundry teams in every geography with strategy, business pursuits, and sometimes just listening and being a good friend. EVERYONE wants to work with Nick, and I include myself in that.”

At Foundry, McKinney works closely with the executive team to develop, communicate, and implement strategic initiatives. He also works with the firm’s internal teams to assist with business planning and client pursuits. In addition to his role as CSO, he leads Foundry’s marketing and communication teams, which support the entire platform across multiple markets. He focuses much of his time on building Foundry’s well-respected culture and ensuring that it remains a living and breathing ethos that embraces people for who they are.

And given his deep experience and passion for the faith-based and not-for-profit sector, he remains very involved with the continual growth and evolution of this service offering at Foundry, as it has grown to be the largest real estate service provider in this unique sector.

GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum launched the “Best Bosses” initiative to spotlight executives in the industry who lead by example and are inspirational as well as innovative. For the 2021 recognition, the publication took into account the unprecedented nature of 2020, looking to draw attention to leaders who “stepped up in recent discouraging times as persevering, reliable constants; offering transparent, comforting support to employees and colleagues, while driving their companies forward.” The March/April 2021 issue of GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum includes a special feature about this year’s honorees.


About Foundry Commercial
Foundry Commercial is a full-service real estate services and investment company with over 380 employees and more than 58 million square feet of management and leasing across the Sun Belt. Since 2007, Foundry has provided leasing, brokerage, building management, corporate services, and project management services, and is the largest real estate service provider to religious and not-for-profit organizations in the country. Foundry also includes a development and investment platform that is fully integrated into its services business, leveraging its local market expertise to control more than one billion in advantaged investment opportunities with their JV partners. For more information, visit