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John M. Adams III, SIOR, CCIM
Office Specialist
Office Specialist, Avison Young
630 S. Concord St.
Knoxville, TN 37919
United States
Phone: +1-865-450.8883
Cell: +1-865-256.2719
Chapter:   SIOR Middle and East Tennessee Chapter
Member Since: 2008

Vice Chair, Office Working Group

Chair, Communications and Branding Committee

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John M. Adams is a Principal with 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.

Acting as the President 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

Areas of Practice
  • Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Services
  • Investments
M2M Transactions

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

$1,050,000 Land Sale

76,230 sq. ft. space

Knoxville, TN - June 1, 2018

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

$500,000 Office Sale

24,250 sq. ft.

Athens, TN - June 1, 2018

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

$775,000 Office Sale

15,611 sq. ft.

Lafollette, TN - May 21, 2018

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

$6,000,000 Office Sale

95,724 sq. ft.

Knoxville, TN - December 5, 2017

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

$166,598,875 Office Lease

25,125 sq. ft.

Knoxville, TN - October 12, 2017

Justin Cazana, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

John Adams, SIOR, CCIM

Avison Young
Knoxville, TN

Louise Frazier, SIOR, CCIM, CPM

Blue Ridge Realty, Inc.
Knoxville, TN

$4,700,000 Office Sale

61,688 sq. ft.

Justin represented Cooper Realty Investments
John represented Cooper Realty Investments

Knoxville, TN - November 2, 2015
Committee History
CommitteeCommittee RoleBegin DateEnd Date
Office Working GroupVice Chair2/1/20151/1/2020
Member Coalition CouncilMember12/1/201712/31/2019
Technology CommitteeMember11/14/201710/1/2019
Tenant Rep and Corporate Services Member GroupMember1/1/201812/31/2018
Communications and Branding CommitteeChair10/1/20169/30/2018
Membership Standards & Admissions CommitteeMember11/1/201510/31/2017
Technology CommitteeMember10/1/201610/1/2017
Group Tax ExemptionMember10/1/20159/30/2017
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember10/1/20159/30/2017
Non Dues Revenue CommitteeMember1/1/201612/31/2016
Technology CommitteeMember10/1/201410/1/2016
Young ProfessionalsMember10/1/20149/30/2016
Non Dues Revenue CommitteeMember1/1/201512/31/2015
Chapter Leadership CouncilMember10/1/20139/30/2015
Committee Council LeadershipChair10/1/20149/30/2015
Group Tax ExemptionMember10/1/20139/30/2015
Young ProfessionalsVice Chair10/23/201210/23/2014
Technology CommitteeMember10/1/201310/1/2014
Technology Committee 10/1/201110/1/2013
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