Ms. Dunn joined Bell Partners in 2010 as the CIO and eventually chair of the Executive Committee. As of February 2016, she assumed the role of President and oversees all aspects of the Company’s business including Investment, Finance, Operations, Fund Management, Accounting and Construction. Ms. Dunn is also responsible for guiding the Company’s investment strategy, broadening its institutional capital sources, strengthening the investment infrastructure and directing transaction and financing initiatives. Prior to joining Bell Partners, Ms. Dunn was a 20-year veteran with AvalonBay Communities, a leading public apartment REIT and a member of the S&P 500, and Trammell Crow Residential, its predecessor entity. In her role as Managing Director at AvalonBay, she was responsible for the company’s national transaction activity, which consisted of roughly 60,000 apartment units valued at approximately $6.5 billion. Ms. Dunn also helped to raise and oversee AvalonBay’s discretionary institutional investment vehicles with total equity commitments of $730 million.
Ms. Dunn is on the Executive Board of National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and was Chairperson of its Finance Committee from 2006 to 2010. She is Vice Chair of the multifamily council of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and a member of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Ms. Dunn earned her BBA from the University of Michigan where she graduated with highest honors.
Established in 1976, Bell Partners Inc. (“Bell Partners” or the “Company”) is a privately held, vertically integrated apartment investment and management company focused on high quality multifamily communities throughout the United States. With approximately 50,000 homes under management, Bell Partners is one of the largest apartment operators and renovators in the United States. The Company has approximately 1,500 associates and 8 offices (including its headquarters in Greensboro, N.C.) and offers an extensive and full-service platform containing expertise in acquisitions and dispositions, financing, property operations, renovations, accounting, and all other related support functions. Bell Partners is led by a senior management team with an average of over 20 years of experience that has invested throughout all phases of the real estate cycle and has helped the Company complete over $15 billion of apartment transactions since 2002. For more information, visit our website at www.bellpartnersinc.com.