Ben Burns

Avison Young

Vice President

Job Functions: Executive, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


Ben Burns specializes in office leasing and investment sales in Avison Young's Nashville office. Prior to joining Avison Young, Ben was with Cushman & Wakefield | Cornerstone working on healthcare-related properties and clients. He has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and served as President of the Middle Tennessee CCIM Chapter in 2018.


Before entering commercial real estate, Ben practiced law in Nashville for more than 20 years, 11 of which, he served as Senior Litigation Counsel for HCA, Inc. Since 1990, Ben has personally invested in a number of real estate transactions including office, retail, industrial, land and investment properties. In each of these investments, Ben was actively involved in the due diligence, closing, management and leasing of these properties. The experience gained from his hands-on dealings in real estate, coupled with his broad based experience in law, uniquely qualifies Ben to be of service to his clients in leasing and selling office space and investment properties.




CCIM (President 2017 - 2018)




Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (Economic Development Committee)


University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D.


University of Tennessee at Knoxville - B.S. with high honors

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type