Michael S. Waddell
Michael S. Waddell is president of Capital Square and a member of the company’s executive management team. His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s asset management group, leading the sale of Delaware statutory trust properties to take mature offerings full cycle, focusing on the property acquisitions program as an investment committee member, and driving the company’s future growth. Waddell’s 36 years of experience includes work with national, institutional and private real estate companies, where he has served in key leadership positions. His functional experience has included investment and asset management, property management, leasing, financing and refinancing, dispositions, acquisitions, and development across multiple asset classes. Waddell has managed numerous property portfolios in markets across the United States, directed marketing and leasing programs, and negotiated and completed more than 8 million square feet of lease transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. He has also managed the purchase and sale of 5.6 million square feet of assets and unimproved land with a total transaction value exceeding $1 billion. Additionally, Waddell led the development of Class A office properties with a combined total of more than 1 million square feet of space.
Waddell joined Capital Square from Daymark Realty Advisors, formerly known as Grubb & Ellis Realty Investors and Triple Net Properties, where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this position, he oversaw asset management and other operational areas for the company, including its 20 million-square-foot commercial property portfolio valued in excess of $3 billion. Prior roles include serving as president of CCA Properties, LLC, a Virginia-based commercial real estate investment and operating company; senior vice president and executive management team member of Grubb & Ellis | Harrison & Bates in Richmond, Virginia; executive director, head of U.S. East Coast, Latin America and Canada corporate real estate for The Walt Disney Company; vice president of asset management and senior project manager for The Rowe Companies; and asset manager for Wachovia Bank’s real estate investment advisory group. Waddell earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.