Henry Fonvielle


As the President of Rappaport, Henry Fonvielle oversees the leasing strategy for third-party landlord and tenant representation brokerage services and all shopping centers within the company’s extensive portfolio.   Dedicated to reinvigorating, designing, and constructing top-tier mixed-use developments and shopping centers within the D.C. market, Henry utilizes over 30 years of experience in the retail industry to create well-organized and exceptional projects from conception to completion. With comprehensive knowledge in a wide array of retail types, including urban, mixed-use, neighborhood, lifestyle, and power centers, Henry is recognized as a trusted retail advisor and an expert in the commercial real estate industry.

His ability to form and cultivate close-knit partnerships within his team and among his clients enhanced Rappaport’s reputation as a well-respected and experienced firm committed to cultivating environments with retail. Under his leadership, the company’s leasing and brokerage portfolio soared from 35 to over 160 properties. Prior to joining Rappaport, Henry was Senior Vice President and Retail Department Head for the Vornado/Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty.

Henry is Co-Founder of the Skyland Workforce Center Leadership Council, Emeritus member of the Foundation Board of Children’s National, Board member for Bisnow Diversity, Board member for Tall Ship Providence Foundation, and Board member for Atlas Performing Arts Center. Henry served as Vice-Chair for Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, Board member for Federal City Council and Washington DC Economic Partnership.

Investing in Retail Properties Book Cover

Investing in Retail Properties

A guide by Gary D. Rappaport
A master-class introduction to the potential of retail appreciation, with a look at the risks and rewards of investing in retail real estate. Gary Rappaport walks you through the how-to of putting together a deal.