Marcus & Millichap

Rob Lyons


As City Manager, Rob led the economic development efforts for the City of Murfreesboro, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. 
Rob played an integral part of the acquisition, development, marketing and land sales in Murfreesboro's 400-acre Gateway. Rob handled negotiations for the land sales of City-owned properties including St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Fountains at Gateway, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro and numerous office properties. Rob was also part of the team that developed the advanced manufacturing corridor on Joe B Jackson Parkway, which includes Amazon, Schwann Cosmetics and other warehouse and industrial developments. 
Planning, re-development, building and codes, development and the zoning entitlement process comprise Rob's expertise.  

Rob Lyons

Rob Lyons

Tel: (615) 997-2866
Fax: (615) 997-2910

License:  TN  346285

Member - National Office and Industrial Properties Group

Rob enjoyed a 28-year career in city management, including 20 years as Murfreesboro, Tennessee's Assistant City Manager and City Manager. As City Manager, Rob was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the City, managed a $180 million annual budget and led a team of 1,200 employees. 
Rob's career also includes serving as Management Intern for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida and Assistant Town Manager in Pulaski, Virginia. 
His 20 years of local government service provides him a unique understanding of Middle Tennessee and established relationships with the development community and state and local officials across the state.  
Rob joined Marcus & Millichap in May 2018 and specializes in office and industrial properties. Rob is continuing his focus on creating authentic relationships and adding value and wealth to his clients.  

Old Dominion University, Criminal Justic, 1987
American University, Master of Public Administration, 1989

Rob was named Daily News Journal's 2009 Person of the Year and was awarded the Pinnacle Award by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. He is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee and served as Class President. 
The Nashville Business Journal named Rob a Rutherford County Person of Influence. Rob served as President of the Tennessee City Management Association, Board Member for the Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Industrial Development Board. 

Listed Properties

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  • 6.44 Acres - Murfreesboro Commercial Land

    6.44 Acres - Murfreesboro Commercial Land

    Land - Commercial

    Murfreesboro, TN
    Price: $1,650,000

  • Providence Pointe Self Storage & Retail Strip Cent

    Providence Pointe Self Storage & Retail Strip Cent

    Self-Storage Facility

    Murfreesboro, TN
    Price: $1,596,000
    Size: 18,960 sqft
    Size: 91 units
    Cap Rate: 4.86%