As one of two partners leading the Southeast, Clark Dean directs Transwestern’s Tenant Advisory Services and is the founder of the firm’s Transaction Sciences platform. In addition, Clark is a member of Transwestern’s Board of Directors and the firm’s National Tenant Advisory Steering Committee.
With a background in biomedical engineering, management consulting, and financial structuring, Clark is known for being a disruptive innovator in the brokerage industry – bringing a unique Transaction Sciences approach to the field. Prior to joining Transwestern, Clark was a founding principal of Studley’s Corporate Services Group where he spent over a decade working on some of the firm’s largest and most complex assignments. Before that, Clark was a management consultant and later chief operating officer for a management consulting firm specializing in strategic and operational consulting for insurance and financial service companies. He began his real estate career with Studley as a financial analyst in Washington, DC. In addition to his work with corporate and professional service clients, Clark has extensive experience working with non-profit and government entities, including managing all General Services Administration transactions for his former firm within the southeast.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION
Clark is an active member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and the Harvard Clubs of Georgia and New York City. He is an elected Deacon in the Baptist Church, a former coach for youth football (PeeWee Coach of the Year 2008), and a frequent contributor to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He serves on several boards including The Rotary Club of Atlanta (President 2017-18), Shepherd Center (Executive Committee), YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Covenant House GA (Secretary), the Honduras Agalta Valley Education Foundation (Chairman), and Central Atlanta Progress. He also serves on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center and the Advisory Boards for the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative and the Chick-fil-A Foundation. He is a member of the 2012 Class of Leadership Atlanta and was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its annual "40 Under 40" list in 2005.
Clark graduated cum laude with an A.B. in Engineering and Biological Sciences from Harvard University, where he played varsity football, served as a class officer, and delivered the Harvard College oration as a graduating senior. He furthered his professional development through executive education at Harvard Business School, where he completed the Real Estate Management Program: Developing Future Leaders and Distressed Real Estate: Examining Debt and Equity Structures to Mitigate Losses and Identify Opportunities.