Kelly Kuykendall is Director of Acquisitions, Southeast for the Bridge Office Fund Manager. She has a breadth of institutional real estate experience including acquisitions, asset management, capital markets, investments sales and tax/accounting. Prior to joining Bridge in May 2017, Ms. Kuykendall was an Associate Director with HFF where she closed nearly $1 Billion of office investment sales transactions across the Southeastern U.S. over a two-year period.
Prior to HFF, Ms. Kuykendall worked on the investments team at Parkway Properties. She was involved in over $1.5 Billion of acquisitions including the merger with Thomas Properties Group and individual asset acquisitions in Atlanta and South Florida. She was also responsible for the quarterly valuations on 4.2 million square feet and worked with the Atlanta based asset management team on lease valuations and operating budgets.
Ms. Kuykendall began her career in public accounting where she spent four years in the real estate group at Deloitte, providing tax consulting and compliance services to large publicly traded REITs as well as private investors and developers. She also spent nearly three years as the tax manager for Childress Klein Properties, a private developer with offices in Charlotte and Atlanta and a then portfolio in excess of 23 million square feet of office, retail and industrial properties located across the Southeast and valued at $1 billion.
Ms. Kuykendall earned her Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi and her Masters of Business Administration degree with concentrations in real estate and finance from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.