Robert McDonnell was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of HUNT Commercial in 2019, though his history with the organization started years earlier. Robert was originally recruited to HUNT Commercial in the early 1990s, where he learned the complexities of the business with the help of a team of seasoned and experienced brokers. His initial experience at HUNT helped him transition to a 20+ year career with a highly regarded commercial development firm. Over the years, Robert has been involved in all sales and marketing related activities for a vast multi-client portfolio totaling upwards of 15 million square feet. McDonnell is highly versed in all disciplines of commercial real estate including, business development, contract negotiations, proposals, market analysis, past and future trends, and client management/retention. To date, McDonnell has been involved in over 400 transactions with a total value in excess of well over 700 million dollars. Some of his notable clients include Key Success LLC, Buffalo Success LLC, Ciminelli Properties, First Niagara Bank, and KeyBank. As COO of HUNT Commercial, McDonnell is responsible for growing the commercial sales organization within New York, as well as implementing strategic initiatives that will continue to benefit the long term goals of both HUNT Commercial and HUNT Property Solutions. The scoop on McDonnell: He is a graduate of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio and CCIM Institute in Chicago, Illinois.