Rainer Signs on to Team at CEF
Jim Rainer, a 25-year veteran of the Memphis, Tenn., commercial real estate industry, has joined CEF Commercial as senior vice president. Rainer’s background is landlord and owner representation. As a broker with Cushman & Wakefield and later a senior vice president of Commercial Advisors, Rainer represented large corporate and institutional clients, including FedEx, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Campbell Clinic, and the owners of Clark Tower and the Crescent Center.
Rainer joined forces with CEF president Chris Brown after two years with family-owned Rainer & Company. Brown formed the commercial division of CEF last July after nine years as vice president of Downtown office leasing for CB Richard Ellis Memphis. The firm represents Court Square Center, where a four-attorney office recently revealed plans to occupy the Lincoln-American Tower’s fourth floor.