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Kevin Adams

Executive Vice President

Kevin Adams Executive Vice President
Memphis 6070 Poplar Avenue
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119

Professional Experience

As Executive Vice President, Kevin Adams is responsible for major client pursuits and relationships for Occupier Services in Memphis. Kevin has more than 35 years of experience in leadership and management of brokerage and operations. He is responsible for key client relationships and the marketing of new business and investment opportunities.

Kevin started the CBRE office more than 32 years ago and acted as the CEO and Chairman, growing the business from four employees covering only Memphis, to 120 employees covering West Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Our office was the first to partner with CBRE in the Partner’s program, which then grew to over 30 partner offices. After 20 years of a successful partnership with CBRE, in 2015 the company was sold to CBRE, Inc. Other business ventures include: H20 Properties, a brokerage company in northern Florida; Bluff City Realty, a residential brokerage company in Memphis, Tennessee; The Realty Advisors of Sun Valley, a management and brokerage company in Hailey, Idaho.


  • CEO and Chairman of CB Richard Ellis Memphis, LLC for 20 years. Sold the company to CBRE, Inc. at the close of 2015.
  • Board of Directors, Magna Bank (1999-2015)
  • Board of Directors, Cotton Carnival of Memphis (2009-2012)
  • Board of Directors and Board of Governors, New Memphis Institute (formerly Leadership Academy of Memphis) (2004-2011)
  • Board of Directors, Diversity Institute of Memphis (2003-2006)
  • Board of Trustees, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (2000-2008); Chairman (2004-2006)
  • Board of Directors, Orpheum Theatre (2000-2008); Chairman (2006-2007)
  • Board of Directors, Make-a-Wish Foundation (1990-1998); Chairman (1995-1997)
  • Co-Chair and Co-President, LEDIC Property Management (2003-2006))

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Tennessee Real Estate Broker License, Principal Broker
  • Arkansas Real Estate Broker License
  • Mississippi Real Estate License
  • Idaho Real Estate Broker License
  • Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), Bachelor of Business Administration; Accounting and Commercial Real Estate


  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Equitable
  • Western & Southern Life
  • Archon Group
  • CS First Boston
  • MBL Life Assurance Corp.
  • Belz Enterprises
  • HRPT Properties
  • Cowan & Co.
  • Simon Properties
  • Southtrust Capital
  • Trizec Office Properties
  • Travelers
  • Holder Properties
  • Regions Bank
  • Arkansas Teachers Pension
  • Cooper Companies
  • Glenborough Realty Trust
  • Pinnancle Airlines
  • Ledic Group
  • CLK Properties
  • Magna Bank
  • Baptist Healthcare
  • Cardinal Healthcare
  • Pinnacle Financial Group
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • City of Memphis
  • Renasant Bank
  • Orion Federal Credit Union
  • State of TN
  • Gannett
  • TVA
  • New Memphis Institute
  • Leo Events
  • Tenant Healthcare
  • Gibson
Kevin Adams Executive Vice President
Memphis 6070 Poplar Avenue
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119