About Denali Properties

Denali Properties is a value-oriented, real estate investment firm that focuses on commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties within the United States.   Our experience spans multiple disciplines, including acquisitions, management, development and leasing, which allows for in-house capability to be effective and flexible across investment strategies and property types.

Denali primarily focuses upon value-add repositioning opportunities involving properties experiencing sub-par performance due to factors other than market fundamentals.  These factors may include mismanagement, under capitalization, excess leverage, or lack of strategic direction.   In addition, Denali selectively seeks opportunities to develop best-in-class properties in high-growth or supply-constrained markets.

The goal of Denali’s business strategies is to create extraordinary environments in which people want to live, work, shop or play.  Denali recognizes that every property is a unique operating business that requires a customized approach to ensure that it meets the highest expectations of its tenants, communities, and investors.

Employing experienced judgment and discipline, Denali is committed to preserving investor capital, delivering compelling risk-adjusted returns through multiple cycles, and creating value for stakeholders through successful execution of business plans.

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Our Founder

Adam Williams

Mr. Williams is the founder of Denali Properties and has over 15 years of industry experience involving transactions in excess of $2 billion.

Before founding Denali, Mr. Williams served as Chief Investment Officer at Centennial Real Estate Company where he focused on leading the company’s investments in retail, office, and mixed-use properties.   He was instrumental in Centennial’s growth from fewer than 5 employees and $250 million of assets to greater than 75 employees and $1.75 billion of assets.  During that time, he also served as an adjunct professor in the Real Estate Program at Southern Methodist University.

Before joining Centennial, Mr. Williams served as Vice President and Director of Investments at Trademark Property Company. At Trademark, Mr. Williams was responsible for various aspects of the company’s investment and capital markets activities across the retail and mixed-use sectors.  Mr. Williams began his career in the legal profession at the Dallas office of Kane Russell Coleman & Logan, PC, where he managed debt transactions and related litigation for bank clients (such as Wachovia Bank and BBVA Compass) and for distressed debt funds (such as Highland Capital Management).

Mr. Williams holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, a JD from Southern Methodist University and a BA from the University of Arkansas. He is a licensed lawyer in Texas (inactive), and is a licensed real estate broker in California and Texas.

He has published articles on finance and investment in leading industry periodicals, including The Institutional Real Estate Letter and ULI’s Urban Land magazine.  In addition, he regularly speaks at industry conferences, including Morgan Stanley’s and Evercore ISI’s annual REIT conferences and the annual ICSC Capital Markets forecast.