Doug Howard , SIOR

Managing Director

1033 Demonbreun, Suite 600

Nashville, TN 37203

F: 615-301-2957
C: 615-294-5480

Professional Expertise

Doug Howard has over 16 years of experience in commercial real estate focused entirely on Industrial brokerage in the Nashville market.  He specializes in representing institutional landlords in industrial sales and leasing and industrial tenant representation as well. Doug, along with his two partners, David McGahren and John Ward, are responsible for leasing in excess of 52 million square feet of industrial real estate in the greater Nashville area. Doug has participated in more than $692 million of lease transactions and over $558 million of investment sale transactions since 1999. Before DTZ, Doug held increasing positions of responsibility with Cassidy Turley, Colliers and Trammell Crow Company.

Clients Served

American Realty Advisors; Austin Foam Plastics; Cabot Properties; Clarion Partners; Cosmolab; Crow Holdings; Duke; First Industrial Realty Trust; GE Asset Managment; GLP; High Street Equity Advisors; IndCor; Industrial Income Trust; ING; JP Morgan; O’Neal Metals; Panattoni Development Co.; Pattillo; Pinchal & Co.; ProLogis; PS Business Parks; Tennessee Farmers Cooperative; Toshiba

Major Transactions

Investment Sales

  • GE Asset Management – Disposition of $15.6 million Class A distribution center
  • Prologis – Disposition of $7.5 million Class B warehouse
  • Crow Holdings – Disposition of $77.3 million Class A industrial portfolio
  • Toshiba – Disposition of $8.1 million of surplus corporate property

Landlord Representation

  • Nashville Portfolio – GLP (IndCor Properties) – 405,000 SF of recent leases
  • Rutherford Business Center – Savitar Realty – 292,000 SF
  • Nashville Portfolio – Crow Holdings/ProLogis – 346,800 SF
  • Three Oaks – Clarion Partners – 125,678 SF

Tenant Representation

  • Atco Industries – Centrepointe II – 82,600 SF
  • Tennessee Farmers Coop – 1600 Corporate Place – 100,000 SF
  • Tire Discounters – Rutherford Business Center – 67,200 SF
  • Austin Foam Plastics – 1253 Heil Quaker Blvd. – 153,000 SF

Professional Recognition

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), Nashville Brokerage Team of the Year 2014
NAIOP, Nashville Industrial Lease of the Year 2012, 2014, 2015
NAIOP, Nashville Industrial Sale of the Year 2004, 2013, 2014
Nashville Business Journal CRE Power Leader 2014
Cassidy Turley Industrial Brokerage Leadership Award 2012
Nashville Business Journal Heavy Hitter 2010-2013
Nashville Top 10 Producer, 2003-2014
Nashville CoStar Power Broker, 2006-2012
ProLogis 2004 Nashville Broker of the Year
Colliers 2003 Rising Star Award

Community Leadership

Lifepoint Church, Past Board Member
Junior Achievement, Past Instructor
Rutherford County Diplomat
Redeemer Classical Academy, Board Member


Illinois State University, B.S., Physics
Vanderbilt University, M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Vanderbilt University, MBA, Finance/Accounting

Areas of Specialization

Landlord Representation - Industrial Services
Tenant Representation - Industrial Services
Supply Chain Logistics Practice Group

Professional Affiliations

Society of Industrial and Offi ce Realtors (SIOR)
National Association of Offi ce and Industrial Properties (NAIOP)
Licensed Broker in Tennessee