Senior Management

Lili F. Dunn


“I am thrilled to be a part of the Bell Partners team. Our vision and culture create a unique environment which attracts talent and inspires the team to deliver outstanding performance. Bell Partners has a tremendous history of providing superior returns for their investors and is well positioned to take advantage of market opportunities.”

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 BS from the University of Michigan where she graduated with highest honors.

  • 29 Years Real Estate Experience
  • 29 Years Total Experience