Founded in 1987, GBT Realty Corporation develops virtually all types of retail and mixed-use developments throughout the United States from its headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburban Nashville community. In recent years, the real estate company has completed over 6 million square feet of development totaling over $1 billion of project cost in 27 states through its shopping center, net lease and diversified development platforms. Since inception, GBT has been involved with the development, construction, leasing and management of over 30 million square feet of retail including grocery-anchored shopping centers, neighborhood centers, single-tenant buildings, regional power centers and mixed-use developments. The team’s combined decades of experience with local, regional and national tenants includes such names as Academy Sports + Outdoors, Hobby Lobby, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Publix Supermarkets, Walgreens, Dollar General, Ross Dress for Less, Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, PetSmart and Target, to name a few. Currently, the company has $1 billion of commercial development totaling five million square feet in the pipeline and under construction.


GBT aspires to increase the value of every property it touches.


In 1987, George B. Tomlin, a Nashville-based real estate executive, formed GBT Realty Corporation with a regional focus in office and retail investment management services with a diverse client base. The company changed its focus in 1990 from investment management services to retail development, and it experienced great success. GBT has gone on to develop a diversified mix of retail properties including single-tenant, grocery-anchored, and neighborhood centers. In 2008, GBT formed a Net Lease Division of the company, which has gone on to become the annual leader of net lease developments in the United States. In addition, GBT recently added the Diversified Development Division, which will specialize in the development of medical office buildings and urban mixed-use centers, including retail, office, and multi-family residential projects.