Jake Brewer, CCIM

Owner and Principle Broker of SmartSite CRE

Specialties:
Retail focused tenant representation and site selection

Scope of Experience: 

Jake Brewer is the owner and principal broker of SmartSite Commercial Real Estate and specialized in leasing, retail properties, buyer/tenant representation, and site selection. He has also earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. With over 15 years of experience, Jake’s combination of professional expertise, education, and network contacts allows him to help his clients reach all their commercial real estate goals. 

Background:

Jake began his commercial real estate career in 2006 working at a commercial mortgage banking firm in Nashville specializing in CMBS debt placement and permanent financing for all CRE property types, sourced through life insurance companies and other large institutional debt sources. After moving back to his hometown of Knoxville, TN in 2009, Jake transitioned to a new role as an affiliate broker with a small boutique brokerage firm and eventually moved to much larger firms such as Cushman & Wakefield and Avison Young, contributing as a top producer and executive. 

Over the course of his career, Jake has accumulated an extensive client base, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and large corporations to mid-sized regional companies and individual franchisees. Several of Jake’s clients depend on his expertise beyond the local level, engaging him in a much larger capacity to handle their real estate requirements on both regional and national scales, which has allowed Jake to develop relationships in other networks, further strengthening his reach, knowledge, and capabilities far beyond a local level.

Awards and Recognition

2015 Broker of the Year – East TN CCIM Chapter

2016 Broker of the Year – East TN CCIM Chapter

2016 Retail Broker of the Year – East TN CCIM Chapter

2017 Broker of the Year – East TN CCIM Chapter

2017 Retail Broker of the Year – East TN CCIM Chapter

CoStar Power Broker Awards: 

Retail Transactions:

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Sales Transactions:

2014, 2015

-Real Estate Forum Magazine – May 2014 Issue: Named as one of “Tomorrow’s Retail Leaders“, and award given to 27 retail experts under the age of 35 across the country. 

Roles and Positions

– CCIM East TN Chapter President (2020 – present)

– CCIM East TN Chapter Vice-President (2019)

-Board of Directors: Breakthrough Foundation (2019 – 2022)

Affiliations

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Member

Association of Realtors, Member Education

University of Tennessee: B.S., Finance and Marketing, 2006

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), 2010 Designee

Marghee Salter

Associate

Specialties:
First time franchisees & business owners

Scope of Experience: 

Marghee previously worked for a global brokerage firm as an assistant to principal brokers. Through this experience, she gained valuable knowledge of the ins and outs of the business behind the scenes, overtime she moved into a brokerage role. It was this role that led her to SmartSite.  Marghee has found a niche in helping first time franchisees and business owners find the perfect spot to begin their new ventures.

Background:

Marghee graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a B.S. in Advertising. Her commercial real estate career began in 2017 when she began working for an internationally known brokerage firm, after working in outside sales for a national supply company. Since then, Marghee has continued to expand her knowledge and expertise in the industry. Working alongside Jake, Marghee is excited to keep developing relationships with her growing client base.

Affiliations

Association of Realtors, Member 

University of Tennessee: B.S., Advertising, 2013

East Tennessee Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Chapter, Member

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