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Dunn oversees Chartwell's investment platform and strategic operations of assets acquired or developed. Dunn has extensive experience in the development, acquisition, financing, management and leasing of a broad range of real estate assets and entities. His career portfolio includes $2.5 billion of acquisitions and dispositions, $475 million of development, $175 million of completed leases and direct responsibility for operating portfolios of up to 9.5 million square feet. Dunn has been recognized as leader in the real estate industry by the Business North Carolina Magazine and Triangle Business Journal including six Triangle Space awards recognizing outstanding development and leasing accomplishments.
Prior to founding Chartwell Property Group, Dunn served as the President of Craig Davis Properties. In this role Dunn directed the firm's acquisition and development efforts while also overseeing a leasing and management portfolio of 3.5 million square feet. During his four year tenure, Craig Davis Properties completed more than $250 million of new development and acquisition activity while doubling the firm's annual revenues.
Prior to Craig Davis Properties, Dunn was formerly Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Lincoln Harris. Preceding his tenure at Lincoln Harris Dunn filled several senior management roles with Highwoods Properties. Dunn served as a Vice President/Regional Director for Highwoods; running the firm's largest operating division with a portfolio of more than 9.5 million square feet and 60 employees. Before serving as a regional director, Dunn was the Director of Acquisitions for Highwoods acquiring and integrating to numerous operating companies on behalf of the publicly traded REIT.
Dunn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and is involved with numerous community, philanthropic and trade industry boards and leadership groups. He is an active member of Holy Trinity Church, a board member and former officer of the National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, a member of the Urban Land Institute and an active supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society and St. David's School.
$600 million acquisition of ACP Corporation
88 million acquisition JC Nichols corporation
$120 million acquisition of Riparius Corporation
$200 million acquisition of Shelton Portfolio
$165 million Highwoods/Kapital Consult Joint Venture
$87 million One West Fourth Street Development
$48 million Greenfield Industrial Park Development
$43 million Rex Healthcare Development
$40 million Patterson Place Development
$35 million RF Micro Devices Development
$36 million public private partnership with the City of Raleigh
$31 million public private partnership with the City of Durham
$27 million lease with Rex Healthcare
$18 million lease with Rex Healthcare
$17.5 million lease with Duke University
$15 million lease with BB&T
$12.5 lease with Volvo Truck NA
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Executive Program at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Mr. Perry began his development career in 1972 when he joined the Sea Pines Company at River Hills Plantation near Charlotte. Since that time he has managed the development of nearly 15,000 single family homes, condos and apartment units, plus retail and commercial mixed use projects valued at close to $4 billion, all within the state.
Mr. Perry is a member of the UNC Health Care Systems Board of Directors, the UNC-Chapel Hill Foundation Board of Directors, UNC-Chapel Hill Real Estate Company Board of Directors, UNC Institute for Arts & Humanities Advisory Board and the Institute for Defense and Business Board of Directors. He is also Co-Chair of the UNC Development Campaign Committee. He is Past Trustee and Chairman of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, past member of the UNC Board of Visitors, Triangle Service Center Board of Research Triangle Park and past member and chair of the Triangle United Way Board of Directors.
During Mr. Perry’s tenure on the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees he was Chair of the Building & Grounds Committee. Perry oversaw approximately $2 billion in new University construction and the master plan approval of a new 250 acre research and mixed-use academic campus. He thus has a great understanding of redevelopment priorities from the university perspective.
Perry was awarded the Urban Land Institute York Award in 2014 and in 2017 was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s CEO’s of the year.
Chair :: Board of Trustees, UNC-Chapel Hill
Member :: Board of Visitors, UNC-Chapel Hill
Member :: Board of Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee, UNC-Chapel Hill
Member :: National Development Council at UNC-CH
Fundraising Chair :: UNC-CH, new golf facility
Past Chair :: Annual Carolina Executive Cup
Guest Lecturer :: UNC-CH Kenan-Flagler Business School;
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Executive Committee Member :: Center for Real Estate at UNC CH Kenan-Flagler Business School
Member :: Urban Land Institute
Past Chair :: Orange County United Way Board of Directors
Past Chair :: Triangle United Way Board of Directors
Member and Past Chair :: Executive Committee of the
Triangle Regional Council
Regional Board Member :: Wachovia/Wells Fargo Banwek
Former member :: Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce
Former member :: Triangle Board of Centura Bank
Former member :: North Carolina Progress Board
Former member :: Young Presidents' Organization
Michael is responsible for initiating, financing, and closing investment and development transactions as well as overseeing the firm's Asset Management function. Michael has been involved in over $250 million in new acquisition and development transactions while at Chartwell. Prior to joining Chartwell Property Group, Michael served most recently as Vice President of Capital Markets and Acquisitions at Craig Davis Properties, responsible for overseeing debt and equity investments and co-managing the property management portfolio of 3.5 million square feet. In a previous position at Craig Davis Properties, Michael served as Acquisitions Officer, responsible for initiating, financing, and closing new acquisition and development opportunities. He was involved in over $200 million in total transaction volume during his tenure at Craig Davis Properties.
Prior to joining Craig Davis Properties, Michael was an investment analyst for an Australian-based investment banking firm. Based in Sydney, Michael worked in the real estate private equity group, which oversaw more than $250 million of equity/mezzanine investments for a select group of institutional investors. Prior to his tenure in Sydney, Mr. Lewis worked as an associate for a regional investment banking firm, specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the financial institutions industry.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Masters in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was the recipient of a Fuqua merit scholarship. Michael is involved in various local community nonprofit and trade organizations. He is a member of Holy Trinity Church, former Board Member and Treasurer of Neighbor to Neighbor Outreach, former Board Member and Treasurer of the Wade Edwards Foundation, and Board Member of the $10B North Carolina Supplemental Retirement Board.
$20 million - Shops at Morganton Park, development
$25 million - Shops at Adams Farm, redevelopment
$50 million - Erwin Square, acquisition and development
$40 million - Durham Centre, acquisition
$18 million - Duke University, lease
$43 million - Rex Healthcare and Harris Teeter, development
$22 million - Still Meadow Village, acquisition
$15 million - Raleigh Medical Centre, acquisition
$15 million - Shops at Battleground North, acquisition
$92 million - Drift Hotel, mezzanine financing
$20 million - Unisity Student Housing, mezzanine financing
$220 million - Portside Wharf, mezzanine financing
$173 million - Links Seaside, mezzanine financing
$28 million - Bundeena Housing, mezzanine financing
$55 million - Hardie Land Holdings, mezzanine financing