Kelly Knight Hodges Named Nashville CRE Power Leader For Two Years Running

June 12, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Kelly Knight Hodges, LEED AP, Nashville Corporate + Urban Design division vice president, has been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2018 Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Power Leaders list for the second year in a row. The CRE Power Leaders program recognizes the dealmakers and key professionals continuing to move the growth needle forward and Nashville’s skyline upward. The Nashville Business Journal accepted nominations from the community for the leaders in the industry who play critical roles in shaping Nashville’s development. Nominees were grouped in categories and asked to vote on one another, with more weight given to votes nominees received from outside their firms.

“I’m very proud to see Kelly included in the NBJ’s CRE Power Leaders group for the second year running – and I know her colleagues are cheering her on,” said Steve Johnson, AIA, executive vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “She’s become a truly invaluable resource not just within our firm but also within Nashville’s development community.”

“To be part of the CRE industry right now and working in one of the city’s largest design firms is incredible,” commented Hodges. “GS&P is leading some of the most significant projects Nashville has ever seen, and we’re becoming a world-class city with world-class developments and amenities. It’s an honor to be recognized in such an esteemed field of leaders and I look forward to being part of the exciting changes that are to come.”

In 2018, Hodges was also named a Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal. Additionally, she chairs the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Partnership 2020 Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Board of the Directors for NAIOP’s Nashville chapter. During her 17 years at GS&P, Hodges has worked with numerous Middle Tennessee clients, including Jackson National, the State of Tennessee, Ramsey Solutions and Schneider Electric. She is an active member of the Tennessee chapters of corporate real estate development associations CoreNet Global and NAIOP and is an alumni of the Young Leaders Council.