Warren Smith

Principal, Managing Director
Consulting & Advisory Development Sales & Leasing

  • Nashville
  • 700 12th Avenue South
  • Suite 302
  • Nashville, TN 37203 US

Warren Smith is a Principal and Managing Director of Avison Young’s Tennessee Offices. Prior to joining Avison Young, Warren Smith was the Chief Executive Officer for Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone. Warren focuses on executing clients’ goals at the highest level by fostering a collaborative culture throughout the Nashville office. He plays an active role in supporting brokerage and management efforts to align client requirements with strategic business, financial, and operational objectives. Warren's business philosophy is based on building long-term client relationships, as well as growing Avison Young’s coverage of Middle Tennessee through careful recruiting as well as retaining top talent throughout the company.

Beginning in the Real Estate Investment Division of MassMutual, Warren’s career in real estate spans over 30 years and covers several disciplines within the industry including mortgage finance, property management, leasing, sales and acquisition. 

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Warren was a Partner and President of Mid-South Financial Corporation, which was merged into Cushman, and President and CEO of Q10 / Vista Commercial Mortgage Group, which he remains actively involved and it remains independently owned. 

Warren is a graduate of the University of the South and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Warren has also served as an adjunct professor of Real Estate Finance at the Owen School of Business at Vanderbilt University.


  • Nashville Business Journal 2021 Most Admired CEO 
  • 2020 Managing Director of the Year - Circle of Excellence
  • University of the South - B.A., Economics
  • Fuqua School of Business, Duke University - M.B.A.