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Austin Benedict

First Vice President

Austin Benedict First Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

Professional Experience

Austin Benedict is a First Vice President within CBRE’s Nashville Retail Services Group where his primary focus is the pre-leasing and ongoing representation of premier retail developments within Nashville’s urban districts and surrounding areas. He also represents a number of local, regional, and national restaurants and retailers in site selection assignments.

With significant experience representing properties located in Nashville’s Downtown Core, Gulch, Midtown and Germantown districts, Austin has been engaged by Owner/Developers on over two dozen assignments in these areas alone since 2010. His resume includes leasing street retail located within mixed-use developments of virtually every conceivable variety: retail located within multi-family high-rises, office developments, hotels, parking structures, multi-level and even subterranean retail.

Austin coordinates all facets of the leasing process from providing schematic design feedback and forecasting lease economics to conceiving and then implementing the property’s marketing strategy through tenant prospecting and transaction negotiations. With an academic background in construction management, he is particularly valuable in overcoming the complexities which frequently arise in dense, mixed-use urban developments.

Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Austin has been active in the brokerage community since 2007. Away from work, Austin spends time with his wife, Holly, and their newborn boy, George. Austin is also an avid woodworker.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Affiliate Broker - Tennessee
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • CCIM Designation Candidate with all classwork completed


  • John Brown University, Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, Minor in Construction Management


Investor/Developer Representation History

  • Goldman Sachs
  • Endeavor Real Estate Group
  • AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group)
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Crow Holdings Capital
  • Giarratana Development
  • CIM Group
  • New York Life Real Estate Investors
  • Simpson Housing, LLLP
  • Novare Group
  • Jamestown Properties
  • Lennar Multifamily
  • Protective Life Corp
  • LNR Properties
  • Metropolitan Development Housing Agency
  • Elmington Capital Group
  • Fillmore Hospitality
  • Reliant Bank
  • Hastings Architecture, LLC
  • Alliance Residential Company
  • Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
  • Speedwagon Capital
  • Thorntons Fuel Stations
  • The LCP Group
  • Continental Realty Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance Companies Real Estate
  • MetLife Investment Management


Tenant Representation History

  • Synovus Bank
  • 4-Top Hospitality (Etch, Char Steakhouse, et cetera, Amerigo)
  • Husk (Nashville) & Minero (Atlanta)
  • Wyndham Resorts International
  • The Cordish Companies
  • Altria
  • Nissan North America
  • Kohler Co. / Ann Sacks Tile & Stone
  • Thunderdome Restaurant Group
  • Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers
  • Rise Biscuits & Donuts
  • Bakersfield Tacos & Tequila, The Eagle
  • Pure Barre
  • Culaccino Restaurant
  • F Street Hospitality


Additional Select Transaction Experience

  • AIG
  • ALDI
  • AT&T Wireless
  • Bakersfield Tacos & Tequila
  • Bojangle’s
  • Capriotti’s Sandwhich Shop
  • Comcast
  • Corner Bakery Café
  • Daily Juice
  • Dollar General
  • Express Oil & Service Center
  • Gannett/Pacific & Southern Company
  • Grabbagreen Food+Juice
  • Jersey Mike's Sandwiches
  • Louie’s Wine Dive
  • McAlister's Deli
  • Midwestern Insurance Alliance
  • Murphy Express Fueling Stations
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • PNC Bank
  • Sally Beauty Supply
  • Sprint Wireless
  • STIRR F&B/Milkshake Concepts
  • The Farm House
  • Tire Discounters
  • United States Government
  • U.S Army Corps of Engineers
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Visionworks/Doctor’s ValuVision
Austin Benedict First Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

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