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.
Roger is President of East West Partners Management Company, Inc. Roger oversees and manages the day-to-day operations of the company, headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Roger began his development career in 1972 when he joined the Sea Pines Company at River Hills Plantation near Charlotte. Four years later he joined the sales force at the Brandermill community near Richmond, Virginia. He later became senior vice president of sales and marketing. In 1983 Roger returned to North Carolina to develop Woodcroft, an 800-acre community located in Durham near Research Triangle Park. Since 1983 East West Partners had developed more residential real estate than anyone in North Carolina. In addition to Woodcroft, East West Partners has developed well known communities including East 54 and Meadowmont in Chapel Hill, Falls River in Raleigh, Davis Lake in Charlotte, Adams Farm in Greensboro, Cary Park in Cary and Downing Creek also in Chapel Hill. Roger is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Executive Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
In 2002, in recognition of his years of dedicated service to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Roger was appointed to the University's Board of Trustees, where he served as Chair from 2007 - 2009. As Chair of the Buildings and Grounds committee, Roger has overseen nearly $1 billion in new construction for the University and the master plan approval of a new 250 acre research and mixed-use academic campus.
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, and Board Member and Treasurer of the Wade Edwards Foundation.