“Connecting for Wealth Creation”

Tennessee Harris is president of Harmon-Bradford, a real estate consultancy in San Ramón, California.

Mr. Harris joined CB Richard Ellis (then Coldwell Banker) in 1981. During his twenty-two-year tenure, he learned the craft of commercial brokerage and real estate advisory. He provided both his corporate and individual clients with a wide range of commercial real estate services, focusing on industrial manufacturing and distribution facilities. He worked and consulted in multiple markets as diverse as Seoul, Korea; Zurich, Switzerland; Reno, Nevada; and Fremont, California.

Over time, Mr. Harris earned a reputation for honest dealing and handling “difficult and discreet situations.” He participated in the acquisitions and divestitures of more than 9.2 million square feet of buildings and 153 acres of commercial properties, with a combined value of over $800 million dollars. His responsibilities spanned from leading corporate planning sessions to managing the site selection process and serving as transaction advisor. His common-sense approach helped his clients understand their property needs and achieve their long-term real estate investment goals.

Mr. Harris worked with Carpenter/Robbins Commercial Real Estate, acting as a temporary real estate department for his clients. He also worked as a site selection manager for a medical office development company that focuses on properties throughout California’s Central Valley and Inland Empire.

Mr. Harris was a facilitator with Vistage, the preeminent organization for the personal and professional development of CEOs, company presidents, and business owners. During his association with Vistage, Mr. Harris served as the principal facilitator of management development and learning sessions on topics covering a broad variety of business, economic, and personal and professional growth topics. From this he gained a tremendous insight into the inner workings of companies and their decision-making processes and how to better structure deals for all parties concerned.

Mr. Harris is currently a member of the board of H.O.M.E., a not-for-profit organization that exists to benefit homeless teenagers, and is also on the board of Harris Environmental Corp., a closely held for-profit corporation that designs and manages the environment for a better future. Mr. Harris obtained a BS degree from the University of Oregon. He lives in San Ramón, California with his wife Erica and enjoys teaching, traveling, and sailing, and has a deep interest in Asian art.