Mr. Bell joined Bell Partners in 2001. As CEO, he is involved in all aspects of the business, with a particular emphasis on transactions, capital and company strategy. Since joining Bell Partners, Mr. Bell has overseen company transactions exceeding $10 billion in transaction value. Prior to joining Bell Partners, Mr. Bell was employed by Lend Lease Real Estate Investments (now Morgan Stanley) pursuing acquisitions and, before that, by Faison & Associates, selling properties on behalf of its institutional clients. Mr. Bell has an MBA (real estate and finance) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS in real estate and finance from the University of Georgia.