Clay Stephens

Vice President of Real Estate Strategy

Nashville, Tennessee

Clay joined Palmetto in 2020, bringing a comprehensive retail background to Palmetto after spending a number of years in various real estate and real estate legal leadership roles with multiple high-growth retailers including Dollar General, Bridgestone and several others. He brings a unique understanding and problem-solving approach to issues of concern to retailers from a real estate, operations, and logistics perspective to optimize Palmetto’s client-driven mission. His responsibilities include leading Palmetto’s Nashville and Atlanta offices, and creating and executing both short and long term growth strategies, client development, and process improvement company-wide to assist in the alignment of Palmetto objectives with client needs.

Clay holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Tennessee, a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, and LL.M. in Real Property Development from the University of Miami (FL) and is a licensed attorney in both Tennessee and Florida. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children and enjoys spending time with his family, church, reading, and other travel among other activities.