Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Dunn joined Bell Partners in 2010 as the CIO and became chair of the Executive Committee in 2014. In 2016, she assumed the role of President and oversees all aspects of the company’s business, including Investments, Fund Management, Operations, Construction, and Accounting & Finance. In March 2022, Lili was named Chief Executive Officer. Combined with her continued role as President, Lili leads Bell Partners on a day-to-day basis and is involved in all aspects of the business, with an emphasis on transaction activity, capital raising and overall company strategy. Lili also guides 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 the 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), a member of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and a Board of Director for the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Ms. Dunn earned her BBA from the University of Michigan, where she graduated with highest honors.