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Tom Baker

Executive Vice President

Tom Baker Executive Vice President
Memphis 6070 Poplar Avenue
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119

Professional Experience

As Executive Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for CBRE | Memphis, Mr. Baker understands the capabilities of each business line and how they complement each other. He leverages professional relationships built from years of experience to create opportunities for the company’s business lines, including potential client introductions and assistance in preparing and delivering proposals which focus on helping clients develop or improve their real estate strategies to increase service levels and reduce costs.

With a background in law, banking and corporate real estate, Mr. Baker’s past career duties have ranged from acting as legal counsel to managing the procurement, corporate real estate and administrative service functions of a publicly-held corporation. Prior to joining CBRE | Memphis, Mr. Baker worked for First Horizon National Corporation (formerly First Tennessee National Corporation) for over 35 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. Before his career at First Horizon, Mr. Baker was an associate with the law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.

Professional Affiliations / Accreditations

  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Asociation
  • CoreNet Global


  • Former Chairman, Mid-South Chapter and recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
  • Former Chairman, Tennessee Chapter, International Development Research Council (IDRC)
  • Board of Directors, Tennessee Economic Partnership
  • Executive Committee and former Chairman, Community Alliance for the Homeless
  • Executive Committee and Treasurer, Memphis and Shelby County Homeless Consortium
  • Former Chairman, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Germantown, TN
  • Germantown Rotary Club
  • Former Chairman, Fogelman Branch, YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association
  • Former President, Washington & Lee University Alumni Association


  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in English with distinction
  • Washington and Lee University, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, member of Law Review

Tom Baker Executive Vice President
Memphis 6070 Poplar Avenue
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38119

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