CBRE Hires Frank Thomasson and Byran Fort as First Vice Presidents
12 Nov 2018
Mr. Thomasson joins CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Fort from Eakin Partners
CBRE announces it has hired Frank Thomasson and Byran Fort as First Vice Presidents to form a new office leasing and investment sales team at the firm’s Nashville office.
Mr. Thomasson joins CBRE after twelve years at Cushman & Wakefield where he focused on both investment sales and agency leasing for institutional ownership groups, overseeing leasing for over 1.75 million sq. ft. of office space in the Nashville market. His transactional experience in leasing and investment sales totals nearly 4,450,000 sq. ft. with a value of approximately $390 million in volume. Mr. Fort comes to CBRE from Eakin Partners where he led over 2.2 million sq. ft. of leasing transactions and investment sales totaling more than $200 million in volume.
“We’re very excited to welcome Frank and Byran to CBRE as they have a very impressive track record and over 20 years of combined commercial real estate experience,” said Stephen Kulinski, Managing Director at CBRE in Nashville. “In forming a new team, Frank and Byran will be a tremendous asset to our firm and we’re looking forward to their contributions to CBRE’s world-class services.”
Mr Thomasson has been recognized in his career for being a Top 10 Producer multiple times as well as a Cushman & Wakefield Rising Star. Mr. Fort was a finalist for NAIOP’s 2017 Top Broker of the Year and Developing Leader of the Year. Mr. Fort is a Nashville native and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Samford University and Mr. Thomasson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sewanee: The University of the South. Both are Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) and affiliated with NAIOP and the CoStar Advisory Board. Additionally, Mr. Thomasson is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR).
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). The company has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.