T. Dallas Smith
Chief Executive Officer
T. Dallas Smith & Company
As founder and chief executive officer at T. Dallas Smith & Company, Dallas leads the firm's branding and strategy efforts, which includes creating & overseeing all new business verticals that align with the company's core business.
Dallas began his commercial real estate career in 1982 as leasing and management representative for Atlanta Air Center Realty under the guidance of Thomas W. Tift, Jr. 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. In 2006, with the blessing of the late Herman J. 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 eight million square feet of tenant and buyer representation in office and industrial space, and more than five thousand acres of land acquisitions. Since its inception, the company has grown exponentially, and the team’s combined experiences have successfully led transactions totaling over $16 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 industry. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Georgia State University and has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development board of directors.