Apr 8, 2019
It’s not enough to just be the first or the largest, you have to
pave the way for the next.
Our featured guest today is T. Dallas
Dallas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at T. Dallas
Smith & Company.
He leads all new business development initiatives. His
role includes overseeing all brokerage affairs related to the
company and providing chief liaison services to key clients.
Dallas began his commercial real estate career in 1982 at
Atlanta Air Center Realty under the guidance of Thomas W. Tift as
leasing and management representative for the portfolio. In 1989,
he became the first African-American broker at Cushman &
Wakefield of Georgia.
His affiliation with the company opened doors for many
minority brokers. In 1995, he pioneered the brokerage division for
H.J. Russell & Company, an African-American owned construction
and management firm, where he served as VP of the Brokerage
Division. Dallas led the company initiative of acquiring 40 parcels
of real estate, a full city block in the intercity of Atlanta
resulting in a mixture of office, retail and multifamily
developments now valued at over $20 million.
In 2006, with the blessing of the late Herman Russell, Dallas
opened T. Dallas Smith & Company, specializing in tenant
representation. T. Dallas Smith & Company has led projects
across the country with metrics exceeding more than seven million
square feet of commercial property leasing and acquisitions and
five thousand acres of land purchases. Since its inception, the
team has grown exponentially successfully leading transactions
totaling over $15 billion in aggregate value. Dallas is an
innovator and thought leader in the commercial real estate
community and is intentional about cultivating and developing
diverse talent to help shape the commercial real estate
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