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Steve Preston

Senior Vice President

Steve Preston Senior Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

Professional Experience

Steve Preston, Senior Vice President for CBRE Nashville’s Private Capital Group, has been in the commercial real estate business for more than two decades. His years of experience acquiring and developing industrial projects, as well as his office and industrial leasing and build-to-suit experience provide thorough understanding of the Nashville/Mid-South real estate marketplace.

Steve’s years of experience leading regional development and acquisitions in a tri-state area for First Industrial Realty Trust (NYSE: FR), acquiring/developing approximately 4 million square feet of industrial projects, as well as his office/industrial leasing and build-to-suit experience with Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), provides Steve the ability to craft the best real estate solution for investors and occupiers. Furthermore, since joining CBRE in June 2009, Steve, with other team members, has completed $2.7 Billion in Lease and Sale transactions.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • CBRE Top 20% Producer 2016, 2018, 2019
  • NAIOP Nashville, Industrial Sale of the Year 2019, Cedar Farms Building 1, Nashville, TN
  • NAIOP Nashville, Office Lease of the Year 2019, Baker Donelson, Nashville, TN
  • NAIOP Nashville, Broker of the Year 2017
  • NAIOP Nashville, Industrial Lease of the Year 2017 USPS, Skyhawk Business Park, Nashville, TN
  • NAIOP Nashville, Industrial Sale of the Year 2017, Nissan Integrated Logistics Center, Smyrna, TN
  • Nashville Business Journal –Commercial Real Estate Hitter –2010-2016
  • NAIOP Nashville, Former Board Member
  • NAIOP Nashville, Industrial Lease of the Year 2013 CEVA BTS at Beckwith Farms (706,500 SF)
  • NAIOP Nashville, Office Sale of the Year 2010 Gateway II, Maryland Farms, Brentwood, Tennessee
  • NAIOP Nashville, Industrial Development & Lease of the Year 2009 Rockdale Distribution Center 3 (700,000 SF)
  • Nashville Business Journal 2009 Distinguished Deal Award, Industrial Lease of the Year Rockdale Distribution Center 3 – First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Member of Gordon Ford College Western Kentucky University of Business Executive Advisory Council
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker –Tennessee


  • Western Kentucky University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting


  • Strategic Capital Partners
  • Rooms To Go
  • NFI
  • Distribution Realty Group
  • Ridgeline Property Group
  • The Silverman Group
  • H S A Commercial
  • Panattoni
  • IDI
  • DCT
  • TW Frierson
  • Schneider General
  • Federal Mogul
  • Highwoods
  • USAA
  • Duke Realty Corp.
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Ozburn-HesseyLogistics
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Vi-Jon
  • AmerSports/Wilson
  • Sporting Good
  • APL
  • Walgreen Company
  • Cummins
  • First Industrial
  • Cendant
  • Volkswagen
  • Boars Head
  • Saks 5thAvenue
  • Nissan
  • CEVA
  • CKNA
  • NCC
  • RB Distribution
Steve Preston Senior Vice President
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

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