John Ball Named Charlotte Market Leader for Foundry Commercial

Posted on May 12, 2022

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Charlotte, N.C. (May 12, 2022)
– Foundry Commercial, a full-service real estate services and investment firm with offices across the Sun Belt, announces that Partner John Ball, who has worked with Foundry for nearly four years, has been elevated to the position of Charlotte Market Leader. In addition to serving as Market Leader for Foundry’s Charlotte office, Ball will continue to lead the local agency landlord office team.

An experienced leader on the Charlotte commercial real estate scene, Ball has almost 15 years of experience in leasing, negotiation, marketing, and business development in the sector. He is a respected industry veteran with experience that ranges from new construction projects to some of the city’s most historic properties. Under his leadership, Foundry’s office leasing team represents almost 5 million square feet of third-party assignments.

“Since joining Foundry in 2018, John has been a critical part of the growth of our platform, stepping up to the plate whenever he’s needed to serve clients, nurture investment relationships, lead internal teams, and cultivate relationships in the broader Charlotte and commercial real estate communities, making him a natural fit for the Market Leader role,” said Paul Ellis, CEO of Foundry Commercial. “Charlotte continues to be one of the strongest and busiest markets in our platform, from office, retail, and industrial brokerage services to property and project management to developments in which our company and our partners are investing. With John at the helm, we look forward to many more years of growth and success in the market.”

He has worked on many major Charlotte projects over the course of the past decade, with notable clients such as New York Life Real Estate Investors, Portman Holdings, Third & Urban, Principal Global Investors, Starwood Capital Group, Bridge Investment Group, The Dilweg Companies, Atlanta Property Group, Sentinel Real Estate Corporation, Abacus Capital, and AEW Capital Management, among others.

Ball earned dual bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science from Furman University. He is a member of CRCBR and a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina.