Eakin Partners was formed by John Eakin, Barry Smith, Tom Harwell and Chad Bottorff. Each of these principals brings a unique ability and experience level to the company.

Eakin Partners Chairman John W. Eakin has developed over 4.5 million SF of office product in the Nashville market. Over 40 years, with three different companies, John has developed signature properties in the Airport, Green Hills, Brentwood, West End and Downtown submarkets.

Barry R. Smith is co-founder and President of Eakin Partners, specializing in office leasing and building sales in the Nashville market. Barry has been active in the Nashville commercial real estate market for over 35 years, and has successfully negotiated office building leases totaling approximately 5 million SF.

Tom Harwell is the Director of Leasing and Marketing for Eakin Partners, and provides insight and direction regarding acquisition and development opportunities. Tom is a partner in the firm as well as Eakin Properties, the general partner for the Eakin portfolio.

D. Chad Bottorff is the Director of Construction and Asset Management for Eakin Partners. He is involved in the assessment of acquisition and development opportunities, design, financing structures and management of building and tenant interior construction. As a partner in the firm since 2001, Chad has been involved in all aspects of structuring and raising of the EP Real Estate Funds for our investor partners.