Our Atlanta office is staffed with experienced real estate professionals whose expertise extends well beyond Atlanta into surrounding counties and target markets like South Carolina and Indiana. With over three million square feet of industrial assets owned in this region, Sealy & Company is well-versed in the area and has a wealth of relationships cultivated well before its Atlanta office’s formal establishment in 2008. Having been in Atlanta for roughly 15 years, Sealy’s relationships continue to pave the way for future real estate investments.
Frank B. Bazzel is Executive Vice President – General Counsel for Sealy & Company serving as an advisor to the Chairman and the Investment Services Team. Frank provides strategic direction and insight to acquisitions strategies and investment structures in regard to risk, business strategy, corporate opportunity, and exposure. Mr. Bazzel is also actively involved in the firm’s investment fund structuring and planning as well as a participant in Executive Team meetings.
Mr. Bazzel is a Retired Partner of the Real Estate Development and Finance and Funds & Alternative Investments practices of Morris, Manning, and Martin, LLP. Frank’s practice predominately involved the representation of real estate developers, owners, and investors in financings of their real estate transactions. He has over 37 years of experience in all kinds of commercial real estate transactions, including acquiring, selling, developing, leasing, and financing transactions for office buildings, multi-family projects, industrial buildings, shopping centers, and hotels throughout the U.S.
Frank received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Washington and Lee University then went on to receive his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Emory University. Mr. Bazzel’s success has been widely recognized during his career including earning the honors of being: Named, The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law (2007 – 2016), Selected, Georgia’s Best Lawyers (2009), Recommended, The Legal 500 as a Leader in Real Estate & Construction (2009 and 2013), Selected, Georgia Super Lawyer (2011 – 2013), and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jennifer Sanford is Vice President of Operations of Sealy & Company and is responsible for maximizing property operations, mitigating risk, and executing process improvement across Sealy & Company’s portfolio. Ms. Sanford joined the firm in 2017 and oversees property operations, risk management, and tax administration.
Prior to joining Sealy & Company, Ms. Sanford spent seven years as Area Director at The RMR Group LLC, an asset management company providing management services to five publicly owned REITs. Preceding her work at The RMR Group LLC, Ms. Sanford worked five years at CB Richard Ellis, where she was a Senior Property Manager for clients such as Invesco, MassMutual and Argus Realty Investors. Ms. Sanford began her real estate career at iStar Real Estate Services and later joined Wells Real Estate Funds.
Ms. Jennifer Dunn first joined Sealy in 2014 serving as a Leasing Associate and is currently the Director of Marketing and Leasing for the Atlanta region. Prior to joining Sealy, Jennifer previously worked with Avison Young (formerly MD Hodges) on the Clarion Partners industrial portfolio, and Massell Commercial Real Estate representing commercial building owners. She is a licensed real estate agent, 2016 NAIOP Future Leader, and is an active member of NAIOP and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors®. During her tenure, Jennifer has negotiated leases in excess of 2.9 million square feet for a total lease consideration of $60 million.