Gunnels comes to his current role with 20 years in the financial industry, specifically in the alternative investments space. His background includes wholesaling DST investments, BDCs, Reg Ds, and REITs. Prior to joining BFG, Gunnels co-founded Clir Capital, where he was responsible for the southeast region. He also had positions with Inland Securities Corporation, Megatel Capital, and ExchangeRight Securities. Gunnels holds a bachelor’s degree from Troy University and maintains FINRA Series 62, 22, and 63 securities licenses.
Fitts began her financial services career in 1987, serving as a paraplanner for Ameriprise Financial Services, then senior internal wholesaler for CNL Securities. More recently, she worked as an internal wholesaler for Triloma Securities, then LoCorr Funds. Fitts holds a bachelor’s degree in commercial economics from South Dakota State University and FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.
“BFG is thrilled to welcome Dave Gunnels and Paula Fitts to the team, as they each contribute a wealth of experience and valuable industry relationships to our business,” said Bob Bourne, chief executive officer. “We are confident in the team we have in place and excited to see what the future holds for Bourne Financial Group.”
Bourne Financial recently announced additional changes to its capital markets team, including the appointment of Jade Miller as president, capital markets, and Katie Pollard as vice president of marketing and communications.
Headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, Bourne Financial is a real estate private equity company specializing in seniors housing development and acquisitions. The company manages a portfolio of 27 properties in 15 states, totaling approximately $950 million in assets under management.