Robert "Bo" R. Campbell, Jr.

When a commercial real estate transaction is both complex and cutting-edge, developers, investors and financing professionals call on Bo Campbell for his insight and experience handling important, challenging and complex deals. In both stable and crisis-driven times, Bo manages the divergent expectations of buyers, sellers, lenders, developers and investors, guiding them through the complexities of high-stakes matters.

Bo's reputation for knowing key players, exercising good judgment, and getting things done gives clients the confidence to expand their own thinking about creative solutions and embrace innovative concepts. A leader in his field, Bo has had a hand in several first-time transactions or development deals that include:

  • Relocation of an automobile company’s North American headquarters to middle Tennessee
  • Development and financing of Nashville’s first downtown high-rise multi-family project followed by its first high-rise condominium project

Developers and investors also appreciate Bo's depth of knowledge and experience dealing with tax and incentive-based financing opportunities for public and private projects, deals that have become models for other similar transactions across the country.

Leadership and Recognition
Bo is recognized as a leading real estate attorney by Chambers USA. Since 2005, Best Lawyers has recognized Bo in the categories of Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law. Notably, Best Lawyers named Bo Nashville's 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Project Finance Law. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. The Nashville Post recognized Bo as one of the "CRE50" – the top 50 leaders in Commercial Real Estate – and named him to its "2017 Power 100" list of individuals with the greatest impact on Nashville business. Additionally, Bo serves by mayoral appointment on the Electric Power Board of the Nashville Electric Service, one of the 12 largest public electric utilities in the nation.


  • Coordinated the real estate and related incentive package for the North American headquarters relocation of one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers
  • Represented a regional investment fund and coordinated more than $1 billion in investments in multi-family properties throughout the country
  • Counseled a real estate investment partnership on the acquisition, development and leasing of commercial office building projects exceeding $150 million
  • Coordinated the development and financing of more than $200 million in high-rise condominium projects as well as the development and leasing of several hundred million dollars of lifestyle, shopping center and other retail projects
  • Played a major role in the negotiation of real estate and incentive matters for two of the largest regional hotel/convention center projects in the country


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations
  • Chairman, 2002 Large Firm Campaign for Legal Services of Middle Tennessee


  • J.D., with high honors, University of Tennessee College of Law, 1983
    • Order of the Coif
    • Recipient of five American Jurisprudence Awards for Academic Excellence
    • John W. Greene Scholarship
    • Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1980

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Bo enjoys a wide variety of sports, including running and golf. Above all, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.