John Holzman, Brent McFerren and Dylan Rhea Promoted to Managing Directors of RealFoundations


July 2015 | Dallas, TX — RealFoundations is pleased to announce the promotion of John Holzman, Brent McFerren and Dylan Rhea to Managing Directors of the firm. In keeping with RealFoundations' practice of adding to its strength and expertise from within, the three managing directors bring a combined nearly 45 years of real estate management consulting experience to the company’s leadership team.

John Holzman, based in London, has 15 years of experience managing and consulting on operations and technology for real estate investment managers, corporate occupiers, real estate service providers, retail and office/industrial REITs, and multifamily owner/operators in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Brent McFerren, based in Cleveland, has served our investment manager and corporate real estate clients for over 12 years. He specializes in the design and execution of global transformation, IT strategy and process reengineering projects as well as our collaborative work practice, RealDiscovery.

Dylan Rhea, based in Newport Beach, leads the firm’s homebuilding practice. He brings over 15 years of both domestic and international real estate industry experience to RealFoundations in both the public and private sectors, working with clients to deliver key projects in the areas of business transformation, target operating model development, long-term technology strategy, and enterprise platform implementations.

“John, Brent and Dylan's deep industry knowledge combined with the capabilities to shape a project, apply the right resources and understand and meet client expectations give them the right tools to succeed at this level,” says Chris Shaida, Founder and Executive Managing Director of the firm. “The management team is excited about their professional growth and the alignment of their assets to the long-term direction of the firm.”

About RealFoundations

RealFoundations is a professional services firm focused on the real estate industry. With offices on four continents, 300+ client-serving professionals and off-shore delivery capabilities in China and India, RealFoundations provides Management Consulting, Managed Services and Energy Solutions to developers, owners/operators, service providers, institutional investors and corporate occupiers. From the building itself to the way it is used, operated and financed, no firm understands the inner workings of the entire real estate ecosystem as well as RealFoundations. We Make Real Estate Run Better.