Wes is the Founder and President of Podell Partners. Wes is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, fostering relationships with clients and partners and identifying, structuring, and executing on new opportunities.
Additionally, Wes is the Managing Partner of WCP Ventures and a Partner in Formation Properties, a real estate partnership involved with the ownership and development of Hobbs Station, a vibrant $300 million mixed-use community in Plainfield, Indiana.
Wes previously served as SVP and Partner with PK Partners, a privately-owned real estate developer and operator with investments in office, retail, and mixed-use properties. Wes was responsible for leading the firm’s leasing, development, and investment activities, including a $130 million mixed-use project with three Class A office buildings, luxury apartments and a select service hotel at Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis, IN. He maintains ownership in several properties currently held by PK Partners. Wes began his career in 2006 with Duke Realty, a $26 billion pure-play logistics REIT, where he was responsible for launching Anson, a 1,700-acre mixed-use, master-planned development with residential, retail, hospitality, medical office, and logistics space. In 2008, Wes began overseeing the monetization of Duke Realty’s nationwide land portfolio, consisting of 4,900 acres of office, industrial and retail land valued in excess of $800 million. In 2011, Wes was promoted to AVP of Dispositions, where he focused on executing the company’s asset repositioning strategy and was involved with more than $2 billion of investment sales transactions.
Wes received a B.S. in Business Administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Wes serves on the advisory board for the Indiana University Center for Real Estate Studies, is a founding member of the Urban Land Institute’s Redevelopment and Reuse Product Council and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He has been involved with several local charitable organizations, task forces for the City of Indianapolis and the 2012 Super Bowl host committee. In 2016, Wes was chosen for “Forty Under 40” by Indianapolis Business Journal and Indy’s Best and Brightest Awards in Real Estate, Development and Construction by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana. Wes’ expertise in real estate has been highlighted by appearances in media, most notably, the Wall Street Journal.