NAIOP Nashville Recognizes Cassidy Turley with Four Awards

Published on February 22, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN – Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., was recently recognized with four awards from NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Nashville chapter, at its annual Awards Gala recognizing excellence in commercial real estate. 

Awards included Broker of the Year for Jim Smith; Office Lease of the Year for Smith and Crews Johnston III; Industrial Sale of the Year for the team of David McGahren, Doug Howard and John Ward; and the Developing Leader Award for Robby Davis.

Mr. Smith received the Broker of the Year Award for his work during 2012 when he closed a number of tenant representation projects including the Parallon Business Solutions and Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s lease at the West End Summit, one of Nashville’s largest office leases ever.

In addition to Broker of the Year, Mr. Smith and Mr. Johnston were recognized with the Office Lease of the Year for their work representing the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in the above mentioned lease at the West End Summit. The 475,000 square foot lease kicks off construction of the once stalled project on Nashville’s prime West End corridor.

The team of Mr. McGahren, Mr. Howard and Mr. Ward received the Industrial Sale of the Year for their involvement in the sale of SouthPark Distribution Center – Building E and F. The group represented seller JP Morgan in the $28.5 million transaction to Exeter Property Group.

For the second time, Mr. Davis received the Developing Leader Award. This award recognizes brokers under 35 years of age that have made a significant impact in the commercial real estate industry during the past year. Davis completed 55 transactions valued at more than $30 million during 2012.

“To be recognized by your peers in the industry with such outstanding awards speaks volumes,” explains Doug Brandon, Regional Managing Principal for Cassidy Turley. “Our team enjoyed a great night at the NAIOP Gala, and I am proud that we were recognized for all of our hard work.”



NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,500 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

About Cassidy Turley

Cassidy Turley is a leading commercial real estate services provider with more than 3,700 professionals in more than 60 offices nationwide. The company represents a wide range of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, from local non-profits to major institutions. The firm completed transactions valued at $22 billion in 2011, manages 455 million square feet on behalf of institutional, corporate and private clients and supports more than 28,000 domestic corporate services locations. Cassidy Turley serves owners, investors and tenants with a full spectrum of integrated commercial real estate services—including capital markets, tenant representation, corporate services, project leasing, property management, project and development services, and research and consulting. Cassidy Turley enhances its global service delivery outside of North America through a partnership with GVA, giving clients access to commercial real estate professionals in 65 international markets. Please visit for more information about Cassidy Turley.

Kadi Jones

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