Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Executive Director

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  • Location

    1033 Demonbreun Street
    Suite 600
    Nashville, TN 37203
    United States

  • Phone

    +1 615 301-2830

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James G. Smith began his real estate career in 1980 with Frank L. Smith Co., which merged with one of Cushman & Wakefield’s predecessor companies in 1997. Jim specializes in tenant representation and office leasing. In 1982, Jim joined Harbert Properties in Birmingham, AL, as Director of Marketing/Sales for the company’s 3,000 acre Riverchase development. Jim moved to Orlando, FL, in 1985 to open a new office for the firm, and act as their Director of Leasing for Class A office developments. In 1991, he returned to Nashville to lead the office division of Frank L. Smith Co. He also served as Managing Principal of the Nashville office for five years.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), Eastern Tennessee 2000 Chapter President
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

Community Leadership

Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Exchange Club
Prevent Blindness Tennessee (Past President)

Awards & Associations

  • NAIOP 2018 Office Sale of the Year, representing the occupant
  • NAIOP 2015 Office Lease of the Year representing HCA
  • NAIOP 2012 Broker of the Year
  • NAIOP 2009 Office Lease of the Year representing Emdeon
  • NAIOP 2004 Office Lease of the Year to Tractor Supply for Prudential
  • NAIOP 2003 Office Lease of the Year to LP Corp. for Parkway Properties
  • Nashville Chamber of Commerce 2001 Economic Development Volunteer of the Year


  • AT&T
  • Affiliated Computer Services
  • AmSouth; Arcadia
  • BBA Nonwovens
  • BDO Seidman
  • Brown-Forman
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Cendant Corp. 
  • Cummins; Emdeon
  • Ernst & Young
  • G.E.
  • HCA
  • Humana
  • IBM
  • Japanese Consulate
  • Lionstone Group
  • Parallon
  • Parkway Properties
  • PathGroup
  • Progeny
  • Prudential
  • Sony
  • Toyota
  • Windstream
  • Verizon
  • VF Imagewear