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Chad DeFoor Joins Franklin Street’s Multifamily Investment Sales Team

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Veteran commercial real estate broker will serve as senior director in firm's Atlanta office.

Franklin Street, the southeast’s fastest growing, full-service commercial real estate firm, today announced that Chad DeFoor has joined the firm as senior director of multifamily investment sales in the Atlanta office.  Mr. DeFoor will specialize in the listing and sale of multifamily properties for private and regional investors. He has sold over 31,000 apartment units, with a value of more than $1.9 billion since 2011.

Prior to joining Franklin Street, Mr. DeFoor served as a managing director for Newmark Knight Frank’s Atlanta operation. He has over 17 years of experience in multifamily asset management, acquisitions, dispositions and brokerage in Georgia and throughout the southeast.

“Chad brings a vast amount of experience and industry knowledge to our investment sales team,” said his partner, Jake Reid, senior director of multifamily investment sales for Franklin Street. “Having him on board will allow us to provide added value to our clients. He has a tremendous reputation in the market and we are excited to have him on our team.”

“Chad is a genuine rock star in our field and we are confident that he will add significant knowledge and expertise to our existing investment sales capabilities,” said Greg Matus, Franklin Street’s senior vice president of investment sales. “We want to continue expanding our outstanding retail and multifamily platforms in Atlanta. We will be looking to recruit the best professionals in each of these specialties as Franklin Street continues this exciting new phase of growth for our company.”  

Mr. DeFoor is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute (CCIM) and the Georgia Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), where he has obtained the CCIM and CPM designations. He is also active with the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and is a licensed broker in the state of Georgia.

Mr. DeFoor received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia (UGA), where he double majored in real estate and marketing. He was a member of UGA’s track and field team and ran both the 400m dash and the 4x400m relay.

About Franklin Street: Founded in 2006 during one of the toughest real estate climates, Franklin Street focused on delivering value-added solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Investment Sales, Tenant and Landlord Representation, Capital Advisory, Insurance, Property Management and Project Management – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at


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