Leo F. Wells III
Wells Real Estate Funds
Leo F. Wells III pioneered a disciplined core office real estate investment philosophy of low debt, high-quality tenants, and long-term leases that has allowed Wells Real Estate Funds, in its history, to invest more than $11 billion in real estate for nearly 300,000 investors.
A 30-year veteran of the real estate brokerage, sales and management industries, Mr. Wells is recognized as an industry expert on REITs. Mr. Wells has appeared as a guest on Fox Business News, Bloomberg Television, CNBC and other television networks to share his insights on commercial real estate.
Mr. Wells was the national winner of the 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the financial services category. He was honored in 2006 with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. In 2009, his company was named Atlanta’s Best Place to Work among mid-sized companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Also in 2009, the Southeastern Chapter of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC) inducted Mr. Wells into its Hall of Distinction at Georgia State University. The honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon Mr. Wells by the Trustees of Carver College in 2010.
In his spare time, Mr. Wells enjoys travel, photography, bridge and golf. His international travels include mission trips and National Geographic expeditions.
Mr. Wells received his BBA in Economics from the University of Georgia.