Prior to joining NAI Global, Mr. Waddey was a partner at Stites & Harbison law firm where his practice focused on commercial real estate and lending transactions. He was a member of the Capital Markets Group where he led a team in closing CMBS financings for national conduit lenders including JPMorgan, SunTrust Bank and National City Bank. Throughout his career, Mr. Waddey has closed over $10 billion in transactions, representing clients such as Blackstone, Hudson Advisors, Artemis, Equus, Westport Capital, Resource America and Rialto.
Mr. Waddey earned a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
Mr. Waddey is licensed to practice law in the states of Tennessee and New York and holds a real estate sales license in the state of New York.
Mr. Waddey is on the Board for the Young Adult Cancer Initiative at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is a past President of the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville. He also previously served on the Board of the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.