Deborah McGill Smith

NameDeborah McGill Smith, SIOR
TitleVice President - Industrial Brokerage & Consulting
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Phone(205) 314-5534
Fax(205) 939-4441
Office Address2100 3rd Avenue North, Suite 700
Birmingham, AL 35203

Deborah joined Cushman & Wakefield / EGS Commercial Real Estate in 2008. Prior to joining EGS, she spent 17 years in economic development. This included her position as the Executive Director of Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority (JCEIDA) where she led the development of the McCalla and Lakeshore Jefferson Metropolitan Parks. In addition to the development, they also secured industrial facilities for companies including Home Depot, Decostar, OfficeMax and Plastipak Packaging. Deborah also led the team coordination to secure a $400 million data center for Wachovia Bank currently operating as Wells Fargo Data Center. During her tenure, the Jefferson Metropolitan Park system developments approached $1 billion in capital investment. Deborah’s select client list includes:

  • Alagasgo
  • Beal Bank
  • Hibbett Sports
  • Icahn, Inc.
  • Magna
  • Michelin
  • Supervalu
  • UAB Medical West

Deborah specializes in industrial brokerage, real estate consulting, leasing and land sales. She brings a unique skill set to her clients due to her background in the public sector and economic development. Deborah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University and a Masters of Public Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery. She is also a nationally Certified Economic Developer. Deborah is a member of National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), where she serves on the National Board of Directors. She is also an instructor for real estate courses for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).