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John Maxwell

Senior Associate

John Maxwell Senior Associate
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

Professional Experience

John Maxwell serves within CBRE Nashville’s Retail Advisory and Transaction Services Group, focusing on tenant representation and retail leasing throughout Middle Tennessee. John specializes in representing restaurants, bars and lifestyle retail brands looking to enter the Nashville urban core, helping clients navigate through the competitive retail landscape and fragmented property ownership that makes our urban core unique.

Recently, John successfully found a home for Kung Fu Saloon (a Texas bar and arcade concept), The Ainsworth (New York’s upscale bar and lounge), and Louie’s Wine Dive (the Kansas City-based wine bar and eatery) in the heart of Nashville’s midtown nightlife district, an area infamous for its high barriers to entry and historic influence. Additionally, John facilitated the regional roll out of several national franchises including OrangeTheoryFitness, Pizza Rev, and CycleBar, all of which help to elevate the city’s presence on a national scale. Through his work, John not only helps small businesses and established companies expand and grow, but also contributes to Nashville’s status as one of the nation’s fasting growing markets by bringing successful concepts from across the nation to Music City.

Prior to joining CBRE, John worked for Baker StoreyMcDonald Properties for five years. During that time, he represented both tenants and landlords, leasing a portfolio of approximately 750,000 square feet of suburban retail shopping center space in middle Tennessee and northern Alabama.

Professional Affiliations/Accreditations

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker: Tennessee, Alabama
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


  • Wake Forest University, B.A. in Political Science
  • The Westminister Schools, Atlanta


  • Ascend Federal Credit Union
  • Castellucci Hospitality Group
  • CycleBar
  • Floyd’s 99 Barbershop
  • Kung Fu Saloon
  • Louie’s Wine Dive
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • OrangeTheory Fitness
  • Pimento’s
  • Pizza Rev
  • The Ainsworth
  • The Dogwood


Transaction Experience

  • Buckingham Companies
  • Capital Corporation
  • CBL & Associates Properties
  • Mainland Companies
  • Novare Group
  • Rivercrest Realty
  • The Blackstone Group


John Maxwell Senior Associate
Nashville 222 2nd Avenue S.
Suite 1800
Nashville, TN 37201

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