John Adams III, SIOR, CCIM

Office Specialist,

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4315 Kingston Pike, Suite 210
Knoxville, TN
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John M. Adams is a First Vice Principal with CBRE. Prior, he was a Principal at Avison Young’s Knoxville office, formerly a Principal at Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone. John specializes in the leasing and sale of office properties. A Knoxville native, he graduated on the National Dean's List from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in finance. During his tenure at Cornerstone, John received the 2013 East TN CCIM/Knoxville Business Journal “Deal of the Year” award for his work in matching a developer to 23-acre long vacant hospital site on Knoxville’s south waterfront—a deal that will have a significant impact on Knoxville as the plan includes development of apartments, student housing, retail and office space in a location that will be the linchpin for the city’s waterfront revitalization efforts. John is active in several local organizations as well as local chapters of national organizations. John proudly serves on the SIOR Global Board of Directors and as the Designated Speaker of the Middle and East Tennessee SIOR Chapter, John is active in seeking the best practice and interface for presenting in the ever-changing, advancing commercial real estate world.
• Leadership Knoxville
• Greater Knoxville “40 Under 40” Honoree (2010)
• Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Office Specialist
• Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) – East Tennessee
• SIOR Digital Media & Communications Committee Chair (2014-2015)
• SIOR Eastern TN Board of Directors (2012-2016)
• Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Board of Directors (2014-2016)
• Knoxville Business Journal / East TN CCIM “Deal of the Year” Award Winner (2013) & (2015)
• East TN CCIM President (2008)
• East TN CCIM President of the Board of Directors (2009)
• Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Commercial MLS Chair (2010 & 2012)
• Nucleus Knoxville Board President (2010)
• Big Brothers, Big Sisters Board (2010-2012)
• Knoxville Area Association of Realtors “Realtor of the Year” (2012)
• CoStar Power Broker (2011-2015)
• Licensed Real Estate Broker- Tennessee
• UT Alumni Association
• UT Berkshire Hathaway Association
• Salvation Army volunteer
• University of Tennessee
-B.S./Business Administration and Finance