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Meet us

GBT Realty relentlessly pursues opportunistic, smart real estate deals that fortify relationships and build value for its partners. Under the leadership of George B. Tomlin, this over-qualified, curated team fuels every real estate project ensuring that speed continues to win.

Our mission

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

40

Million SF
Developed

$8

Billion
developed

27

States
active

Founded in 1987, GBT Realty Corporation develops virtually all types of retail and mixed-use properties throughout the United States from its headquarters in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburban Nashville community.

Under the leader of George B. Tomlin, the real estate firm has built a portfolio of more than 37 million sq. ft. of commercial real estate worth over $7 billion. Today, 5 million sq. ft. of prime assets are currently under management with another $1.185 billion in the pipeline. With its original development roots in retail, the company continues to pursue a diverse range of development and acquisitions including mixed-use, office, hospitality, and multi-family.

At the core of the GBT team’s success is its uncanny knack for connecting tenant with dirt. In other words, assessing the specific, unique needs of each retailer and identifying the most lucrative sites that provide the best exposure and competitive edge. Regardless of asset type – anchored or un-anchored retail center, free-standing building, triple-net lease or mixed-use – value for the tenant is the firm’s ultimate focus.

Our history

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One of the biggest keys to GBT’s success, historically, is its uncanny ability to hone in on the most important and relevant retailers to work with at any given time. Whether it’s Walmart during the Super Center explosion of the 1990s, Target during its leap to popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s or the popular discount retailers of the 21st century, our over-qualified team consistently takes the lead.

Executive team

George Tomlin

President/CEO


Craig Cole

Managing Director

Net lease

Evan Gower

Executive Vice President

General Counsel

Rita Klein

Executive Vice President

Legal

Geren Moor

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Pape

Managing Director

shopping center + diversified

Scott Porter

Managing Director

Capital Holdings

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