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Orlando, Fla. (June 7, 2023) – Rayanne Charles, Partner and Controller of Development & Investments for Foundry Commercial, has been recognized by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum among 2023’s ’50 Under 40.’
“As new generations enter the business, the industry continues to benefit from fresh viewpoints, innovative practices, new approaches to dealmaking, inventive technology and more. This generation of outstanding professionals continues to generate revolutionary practices, create robust activity and revenue for firms, and serve as forward-thinking advisors to clients,” as stated by the publication.
Rayanne joined Foundry in June 2016 as an Accounting Supervisor overseeing Business Unit Accounting. The next year, she was promoted to Controller for Foundry’s Development & Investments (D&I) platform. Within the past couple of years, Rayanne has been intimately involved in acquisitions of large senior living portfolios, managing onboarding, staffing, and transition teams during these major transactions. She has also closed more than $1B in development, while onboarding 24 real estate assets, 1,500 new employees, building an accounting team, overseeing an accounting software conversion, and more.
“Rayanne has a really big job, which she performs with a refreshing attitude and consistent smile. Development accounting is complicated, and Rayanne has transformed it into a weapon for our teams as they source transactions. Simultaneously, she has advanced our accounting infrastructure to support the rapid growth in transaction volume,” said Bill Simerville, Foundry Commercial Managing Director and Principal.
Rayanne is not just a leader within Foundry; she also gives back to the local community through various personal endeavors. She recently joined the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC), which is the preeminent professional trade association promoting the interests of executives of color doing business across the CRE industry. She is also in the process of pursuing mentorship opportunities within the Real Estate School at her alma mater, the University of Central Florida.
The June 2023 issue of GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum includes a special feature about this year’s honorees. Read more at https://www.globest.com/2023/06/01/cres-fifty-under-40/