Eakin Partner, LLC
Barry R. Smith is co-founder and President of Eakin Partners, specializing in office leasing and building sales in the Nashville market.
Smith has been active in the Nashville commercial real estate market for over 30 years, and has successfully negotiated office building leases totaling approximately 4 million SF.
Smith graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Marketing and Labor Relations. Prior to forming Eakin Partners with company Chairman John Eakin, Barry was Executive Vice President and Principal of Grubb & Ellis/Centennial Inc.
While he was with Grubb & Ellis, Smith ranked in the top 20 of more than 2,000 brokers nationwide for three of his last four years there.
He was awarded the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Middle Tennessee Broker of the Year in 2001 and 2006 and was a finalist in years 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and again in 2018.
Since 2007, Barry has been involved in leasing and sales transactions valued at more than $700 million. He has coordinated several build-to-suit projects, including FedEx, LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., MetLife, MAPCO, Keystone Automotive, Quorum Health Group, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company.
Smith has also represented both buyers and sellers in office building purchase transactions.