Henry Fonvielle


As the President of Rappaport, Henry Fonvielle oversees the leasing strategy for third-party landlord and tenant representation 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 35 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 places. Under his leadership, the company’s leasing and brokerage portfolio soared from 35 to over 170 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, member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Alzheimer’s Association – Ride to End ALZ, Emeritus member of the Foundation Board and Ball Chair of Children’s National Hospital, member of the Bisnow Diversity Board, Board member for Tall Ship Providence Foundation, Board member and Gala Chair for Atlas Performing Arts Center, At-Large member of the Board of the USTA-Mid-Atlantic, ICSC member and former Mid Atlantic Event Chair. Henry formerly served as Vice-Chair for Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, as a Board member for Federal City Council, Washington DC Economic Partnership, and the Urban Land Institute CRC Green Council.

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.