Commercial Manager

Trey Carmack, CCIM

Trey Carmack has been a licensed real estate broker in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia since 2000. His interest and experience with real estate first began with managing family properties but has grown into a love of building steadfast relationships with the amazing clients he has met. Trey is a firm believer in the thinking, “If I wouldn’t do it with my money, I won’t ask you to do it with yours.”

Trey’s background is in engineering with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn. This allows him to look at things from different perspectives to find a workable solution that fits for his clients. In addition, Trey is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2003 and has served three terms on the Columbus Board of Realtors Board of Directors as the Commercial Committee Chairman.

Outside of real estate, Trey enjoys reading and spending time with his loving wife, Sherri.

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Phone:706.887.4500

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Ed Adams, CCIM

Ed Adams is a fourth-generation real estate professional in his hometown of Columbus, GA.  His grandfather was instrumental in the development of Columbus Park Crossing, the area’s largest open-air shopping center, in which his father continues to help oversee today.

Ed first became interested in real estate while working for a student housing and luxury vacation property developer while attending Western Carolina University.  After coming home to Columbus, Ed continues to enjoy working with businesses and communities in East Alabama and West Georgia. As a commercial real estate advisor, Ed’s primary focus is assisting businesses and individuals position their real estate assets to help maximize the return within their business.  Ed truly enjoys working with clients. The most rewarding part to Ed is being able to watch and assist businesses and communities grow.

Ed is a Certified Commercial Investment manager (CCIM), CCIM Institute graduate, and winner of the Circle of Excellence.  Ed currently is an officer with First Presbyterian Church in Columbus and is past chairman of both the Columbus Board of Zoning Appeals and Columbus Board of Realtors Commercial Committee.  He has also been involved with Columbus Young Professionals as a past board member and is a Leadership Columbus graduate and alumni.

Outside of real estate Ed enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and spending time with family.

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Phone:706.577.9872

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Carson Cummings

Carson Cummings has been a licensed real estate broker in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia since 1996. During this time, he has specialized in real estate purchase, sales, leasing, and development. He brokers and develops multiple investment-grade properties. Carson is licensed in both Georgia and Alabama, ready to serve your needs!

Carson has excellent market knowledge and a number of accolades that include: Top Real Estate Agent in Georgia for Coldwell Banker, Top Commercial Agent in nine out of the last ten years, is a principal of Coldwell Banker Commercial KPDD, and is a multiple recipient of the Commercial Circle of Excellence Award.

Outside of real estate, Carson enjoys a good round of golf, hunting, and fishing. In his spare time, you will find Carson with his wife Barbara and their children Carson Jr., Ford, Jac, and their two dogs and cat.

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Phone:706.289.2468

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Jim Hilt, CCIM

Jim Hilt has been a licensed real estate broker in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia since 1986. During this time, he has specialized in selling and leasing commercial properties. In addition to Jim’s 33 years in real estate, he holds a degree in Industrial Management from Auburn University.

Jim is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and has also earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. He is licensed in both Alabama and Georgia where he enjoys meeting new people and guiding them through their commercial property needs with his years of experience.

Outside of real estate, Jim enjoys golf, football, and time with his wife Carolyn. Together, Jim and Carolyn care for their four dogs and five cats. Jim has been a member of the North Columbus Rotary Club for over 50 years, once serving as president of the organization. He is also Rotary Paul Harris Polio Plus Fellow.

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Phone:706.315.7128

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Ernie Smallman, CCIM

Ernie Smallman has been in the real estate industry since 1996. He went from purchasing real estate for his own account to working in commercial real estate sales and leasing full-time when he earned his license in 2001 for both Georgia and Alabama. He has extensive experience in transactions ranging from tenant representation, site assemblage and development, adaptive reuse projects, apartments, office and commercial asset, and industrial.

Ernie’s accolades include the Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) designation, attaining his Associates Brokers license in 2007, CBC International President’s Elite award, CBC Gold Circle of Distinction award, and CBC Silver Circle of Distinction award. Ernie has also been awarded as a member of the Top Two Percent of Coldwell Banker Commercial producers nation-wide by transaction volume in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Outside of real estate he is a member of the Rotary Club of Columbus and is on the boards of The Hospital Authority of Columbus, Uptown Columbus, and the Downtown Development Authority. In his spare time, Ernie enjoys spending time with his wife Shannon, sons Schley, Ernest, Aiden, Ryder, and daughter Josephine at their lake house teaching his children how to wakeboard and surf.

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Phone:706.888.6651

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Frank Walden

Frank Walden is an Associate Broker with 15 years experience in commercial real estate brokerage and development.  His real estate journey began when he and his wife owned a pub in 2002. For personal growth, he took a real estate licensing course and was subsequently recruited into brokerage by The Jordan Company where he eventually became a partner in the brokerage and development company.

Now at Coldwell Banker Commercial, clients choose Frank because of his honesty, trust, and penchant for treating clients money and property as if it were his own.  He has provided real estate services for, but not limited to, Excess Space Retail Services, McDonald Oil Company, Sonic, KFC, Wendy’s, Goodwill, several large corporations in the banking industry, and numerous other local and regional groups.  Frank provides services in the capacity of seller/landlord representative, buyer/tenant representative, site acquisition and development, as well as property management.

Outside of real estate Frank enjoys golf, bird hunting, and time with his wife of 25 years, Melissa and their two young daughters, Cara Berkley and Reese Caroline.  As a family they often enjoy camping and kayaking trips, fishing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities.

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Phone:706.888.6982

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Ryan McKee

Ryan Mckee is a real estate broker in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia and is also licensed in Alabama. He received his license in March of 2017 after graduating from the University of Georgia. Ryan’s interest in the field began as a child watching his father who is a developer of multi-family real estate.

At Coldwell Banker, Ryan loves the mission of serving others so that they may achieve their dreams, making sure they are always taken care of along the way. Clients choose Ryan because of his mantra: mission before money. He looks to serve his clients with excellence, quality, and honesty so that their needs are met in a stress-free experience. While he specializes in multi-family real estate, his focus is on apartments, student housing, multi-family development, condominiums, and mobile home communities.

Outside of real estate, Ryan enjoys sports and the great outdoors. Any chance he gets to go hunting, hiking or fly fishing, he’s taking it! Ryan is a member of North Highland Church and helps out in the college ministry.  

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Phone:706.330.4321

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Jeanne Hasty

Jeanne Lemon Hasty brings over 30 years of professional experience in corporate operations, business management, and human resources to her career in commercial real estate. She specializes in investment properties, medical clients, office space, retail, hospitality, working with developers, and neighborhood revitalization. She enjoys helping to create thriving communities. Jeanne is licensed in Georgia and Alabama and has earned a number of honors and recognitions that include the Circle of Excellence, Columbus Board of Realtors, KW Commercial Real Estate Rookie of the Year, and Commercial Real Estate Million Dollar Club.

Jeannie is significantly involved as a volunteer in the Columbus community. She served on the Board of Neighborworks, Inc., a nonprofit organization specializing in neighborhood revitalization and as president of the Brookstone School Parent Association. She is currently a  member of Brookstone’s board of trustees. She serves in numerous roles at Grace Presbyterian, ECO, a new church development where her husband, Chuck, is the pastor. Chuck and Jeannie are parents of two lovely daughters, Abigail and Ruth Anne.

Jeanne has a head for business, a heart for the community, and is energized by building professional relationships resulting in exceptional outcomes.

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Phone:706.888.2887

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Charlie Jarrell

Charlie Jarrell  is a licensed real estate agent who was born in Nashville, Tennessee. Looking to make a change from his engineering background, he entered the real estate industry in 2003. Since then he has always been eager to serve others in Alabama and Georgia so that they may achieve their goals in their real estate endeavors.

Charlie works in all areas of commercial real estate services. Clients choose him for his effective communication abilities and careful listening skills. Charlie is also an investor in real estate himself and understands the issues associated with commercial real estate sales, leasing, and investments.Together, you are sure to find solutions that best suit your needs.

Outside of his dedication to real estate, Charlie is service and community-minded and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus and active at St. Paul United Methodist Church where he has served in many different capacities.

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Phone:706.325.5852

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Hayley Lyman

In 2016, Haley Lyman was in the early stages of planning to open a retail storefront in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia. This process led her to want to learn more about the leasing process and commercial real estate market in Columbus. In 2016, Haley mentored under a local broker who gave her the insight into the industry, and by 2017 she had secured her license.

Haley specializes in office and retail sales and leasing, along with investment rental properties. Haley is currently pursuing her CCIM designation, while managing a short-term rental consulting business. Here, she converts long-term rental units into short-term rentals using platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO. She now manages ten spaces in the Columbus, Georgia area.

Haley’s focus and drive live in assisting others in achieving their dreams and business goals. During her spare time, Haley loves spending quality time with her family, husband Ben, 10-month-old Bo, and dog, Champ.

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Phone:706.615.6292

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Melinda Tolbert

Melinda is known for her honesty, perseverance, caring spirit, and tenacity. She is committed to serving her valued commercial clients by assisting them with services from site selection and investment analysis, to creating top notch marketing packages.  Tolbert is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of entrepreneurial success. Her passion and commitment to excellence is why she is one of the most in-demand Commercial Brokers.

As a Certified Negotiation Expert, she negotiates optimal terms for new leases, lease renewals, commercial sales and commercial development. Based on the contract that she’s negotiating, she’s formally trained to provide representation on behalf of the tenant, landlord, buyer, or seller. By performing stringent hold or sale analyses that often include projections of cash flow and calculations of internal rate of return, she can effectively guide her clients in reaching a “go” or “no go” decision.

Melinda has in-depth experience in the industry with a number of accolades that include a Masters In Commercial Property (MICP) designation, Certified Retail Leasing Specialist, and a feature in the 2018 Top Agent Magazine. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), City of Columbus Land Bank Authority Board Member, and Greater Chamber of Columbus Young Professionals member.

She is a wife and mother of three with a love that reaches far beyond her household, into the hearts of her clients and everyone she encounters.

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Phone:404.640.9961

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Averett Davis

Averett Davis is a licensed salesperson in both Georgia and Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from Columbus State University. He first began his experience with real estate when he was involved in commercial and retail banking for Synovus Financial Corporation. During his 22-year tenure, he was engaged in commercial real estate acquisition and development lending for a large client base.

Before joining Coldwell Banker, Averett served as the Chief Financial Officer for a large retail and mail order corporation. In addition, he managed all real estate controlled by the corporation. His work included the negotiation and acquisition of property for future expansion, and leasing of retail space for multiple local and national tenants.

Averett is a former chair of Columbus State University’s CSU Day Annual Fund drive, was a founding member of The North Columbus Kiwanis Club, and has been involved with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. Outside of real estate, Averett enjoys time with his wife and son, hunting, and golf.

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Phone:706.587.8315

Commercial Brokerage Assistant

Evie Patton

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Phone:706.256.1500

Licensed Commercial Broker Assistant

Pam Fortenberry

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Phone:706.256.1500

Property Manager

Christine Porter

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Phone:706.256.1500

Commercial Sales & Leasing

Lakshmi Karthik

Lakshmi Karthik was born and raised in Bangalore, India before she came to Columbus in 2006. Her interest in real estate began when she worked in property management which then led her to make the switch over. Lakshmi currently specializes in residential real estate, but she is now excited to serve others in their commercial real estate needs as well.
Clients choose Lakshmi for her quality service and commitment to telling people what they need to know rather than what they want to hear. She feels the most gratification when she is able to help others.

Clients choose Lakshmi for her quality service and commitment to telling people what they need to know rather than what they want to hear. She feels the most gratification when she is able to help others.

Outside of real estate, Lakshmi loves to travel, is an avid baker and chocolatier, and considers herself a food enthusiast. She loves spending time with her husband, Karthik and their two daughters, Dia Karthik and Aria Karthik.

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Phone:706.332.0031