David McGahren - Cushman & Wakefield
David McGahren

David McGahren

Executive Managing Director
Executive Managing Director


Dave McGahren specializes in institutional investment and owner/occupier sales, leasing and tenant representation of industrial properties throughout Middle Tennessee. Dave’s ability to develop creative marketing strategies has resulted in the sale or lease of more than 80 million square feet of industrial properties, totaling more than $1.64 billion. His key clients are some of the largest institutional owners and corporate users in the country. With more than 30 years of real estate experience, his resume also includes senior positions with Trammell Crow Co., Jones Lang LaSalle and Rosewood Property Co.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)
National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), Past Board President

Community Leadership

• Leadership Middle Tennessee
• United Cerebral Palsy, Past Board President
• Holy Family Catholic Church
• Mission Honduras Board Member

Awards & Associations

  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) 2003, 2008, and 2013 Broker of the Year
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), 2011, 2013 and 2016 Industrial Sale of the Year
  • National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), 2011 Industrial Lease of the Year
  • Cushman & Wakefield Nashville Top 10 Producers, 2003-2016
  • CoStar’s Nashville Power Brokers, 2005-2016
  • Nashville Business Journal Heavy Hitters List, 2010-2015
  • Nashville Business Journal’s CRE MVP, 2011
  • Nashville Post CRE50, 2011


  • J.P. Morgan
  • Clarion Partners
  • Cabot Properties
  • Panattoni Development Co.
  • Principal Real Estate Investors
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • ProLogis
  • Duke Realty
  • Dividend Capital Trust
  • GE Investments
  • Crow Holdings
  • Lexington Corporate Properties
  • High Street Equity Advisors
  • TA Realty
  • Invesco Realty Advisors
  • Exeter Property Group
  • GLP
  • Industrial Property Trust