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Hotels and Downtown Knoxville

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the number of hotel rooms available in Downtown Knoxville.  Our office has been a development partner on several of these projects, including the new Embassy Suites in the Conley Building.  The...

Highway 55 Burgers comes to Knoxville

Join us in welcoming Highway 55 Burgers to Knoxville. Their newest location opened September 17th at 441 S. Illinois Ave in Oak Ridge TN. Working with Oliver Smith Realty, the owner Bill Hamilton will be bringing three locations to Knoxville. The current Oak Ridge...

Oliver Joins the Leadership Knoxville Flagship Program

Oliver Smith has recently been selected to participate in the Leadership Knoxville Flagship Program.  During the coming year Oliver wil join 52 community and business leaders as they participate in a program focused on servant leadership.  This program has been...

West Town Mall Updates: Regal opens Cinebarre

From it's earliest days West Town Mall has always held a special place at Oliver Smith Realty.  We couldn't be more excited for the latest updates to one of our oldest projects.   In late July of 2018 the Mall's new features were unvieled to the public.  These...

Major Figures in West Knoxville: Oliver Smith Jr.

During a recent story on the most influential figures in West Knoxville, our own Oliver Smith Jr. was featured. Oliver Smith Jr. is the grandfather of our current owner, Oliver Smith IV. He founded the company in 1939. While generations have passed we still operate...

The West Side Story

This spring the Knoxville News Sentinel ran a story about how West Knoxville grew from a rural farming community to one of the most sought-after locations in the region.  Oliver Smith Realty and Auction company played a significant role in helping that growth.  In...

2017 Power Broker Awards

Oliver Smith Realty & Auction Company has been selected as the Top Sales Broker for the 2017 CoStar Power Broker Award. CoStar's 1750 researchers compile and verify commercial real estate sales, leases and listing to determine the CoStar Power Broker awards in...

What it once was: A gallery of Knoxville’s days gone by

Oliver Smith Realty has been doing business in Knoxville since 1939.  Recently we were remembered an a photo gallery by the Knoxville News Sentinal taking a look back and seminal events which have driven the growth of Knoxville.  In the photo gallery you can see...

Kern’s Bakery gets a new owner and a grand vision for the future

In the fall of 2017, Oliver Smith Realty and Auction Company helped facilitate a deal that put the iconic Kern's Bakery Building just over the Henley street bridge in South Knoxville in the hands of new owners. It's probably the most impactful retail site closest to...

Embassy Suites coming to downtown Knoxville

Downtown Knoxville will add a new Embassy Suites to Gay Street. Oliver Smith Realty and Auction Company has recently purchased the William F. Conley Building, a 13 Story condo and office building. The property will be renovated and transformed into an Embassy Suites....

7216 Wellington Drive
Suite One
Knoxville, TN 37919
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