As founder of the company, T. Dallas Smith oversees all of our commercial brokerage activity and personally works with select clients. He is licensed in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North and South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. Dallas has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker. The first 6 years he represented landlords while working for Mr. Thomas W. Tift at the Atlanta Air Center Realty in 1982 and for 25 years plus has represented only Tenants. He has skillfully negotiated over seven million square feet of commercial property and five thousand acres of land acquisitions totaling more than two billion dollars in value. His partial client list include; AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, Crawford & Company, The Integral Group, Gude Management, General Services Administration, The Urban League of Greater Atlanta and the State of Georgia.
In 1989, Dallas became the first African American to work with Cushman & Wakefield of Georgia, serving local and national companies such as Jostens Learning Corporation, the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Arthritis Foundation with their office leasing needs. He also pioneered the brokerage division for H.J. Russell & Company in 1995 as Vice President of the Brokerage Division where he worked with such companies as BellSouth, General Motors, Wal-Mart, Target and Lowe’s Theaters. An advocate for diversifying the commercial real estate industry, Dallas feels that it is his “Calling” to help nourish and develop diverse talent for an industry that has been very good to him.
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Membership and Activities
Dallas is very involved in the community both locally and nationally. Some of his past and present activities include: Leadership Atlanta Class of 1996, Georgia State University Trustee – Foundation Board (current Chair of the Real Estate Committee), Metro Atlanta Chamber, CoreNet Global (Diversity Council), IDRC (Diversity Council), a founding member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. He is a frequent speaker and teacher at the Empire Real Estate Board where he developed “CRE-101 by T. Dallas Smith”, with insight and humor he preaches the Gospel of Tenant Representation as only he can.
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