Derek Jones Promoted To Lead The Real Estate Team Of The Hutton Company

Monday, January 21, 2013
Derek Jones
Derek Jones

Geoff Smith, president of Chattanooga-based the Hutton Company, announced the promotion of Derek Jones to vice president of Real Estate. In his new role, Mr. Jones will lead the Hutton Company’s nationwide team of real estate professionals.  He will oversee client relationships, market analysis, site selection, deal making, and other real estate activities. 

Mr. Jones joined the Hutton Company in 2011 as a Real Estate Acquisitions partner.  Mr. Jones has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining the Hutton Company, he was employed by Raley Miller Properties, a shopping center development firm based in Charlotte, N.C., after an 18-year career in the real estate department with Family Dollar Stores as vice president of Real Estate.  Derek graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BA in Psychology in 1988. Mr. Jones is married to Marci Jones and they have two daughters, Samantha and Marisa. He and his family are relocating to Chattanooga to work out of the Hutton corporate office.

“I have had the privilege of knowing Derek on a professional and personal level for 25 years,” said Mr. Smith, “We are fortunate to have him leading our real estate team’s effort to provide our clients with the highest level of customer service.”

The Hutton Company is a national, full service, development, real estate and construction company.  Since 1998, the Hutton Company with the support of Hutton Construction, Inc. has developed over 700 retail sites in 35 states.  The Hutton Company completed 62 development projects in 2012 across the United States.




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