meet the team

Lee Blackburn

Principal Broker

Lee has been engaged in the real estate industry in some capacity since 2002. He holds a MS Degree in Urban Planning from the University of TN. Having first consulted to land developers and engineers at a large global firm, Lee’s skill set is analytical and diverse; and lends very well to investment real estate acquisition and management. A real estate investor himself, Lee intimately understands the investment perspective, and maintains a philosophy of stewardship for others’ property as if it were his own. As a licensed Principal Broker in the state of TN, Lee leads and collaborates with the seasoned team at Omni to broker, lease, and manage extraordinarily high performance real estate assets.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Sumner Association of Realtors

Principal Broker License #296699 | TN Real Estate Commission

Past President, Vice President, & Treasurer | National Association of Residential Property Managers

Accredited Buyer Representative® | National Association of Realtors

E-pro® | National Association of Realtors

Brian Cole

Director of Property Management

Brian joined the Omni team in 2006 as its first Property Manager, and has survived to tell the tale(s)—there are many.  With a BS in Marketing from Middle TN State University, Brian also has a wide range of skills and perspectives.  As a master property manager and licensed real estate agent, Brian has vast experience and in-depth knowledge of the nuts and bolts of maximizing a real estate asset’s value.  He oversees the daily operations of the Property Management division, and handles all exceptional situations quickly and resolutely.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors
Affiliate Broker License #312952 | TN Real Estate Commission

Past Membership Chair & Treasurer | National Association of Residential Property Managers

Residential Management Professional® | National Association of Residential Property Managers

Jessica Gentry

Leasing and Transaction Manager

Jessica is also a long-standing team member--a seasoned veteran at Omni since 2007.  Born and raised in the Nashville area, Jessica has in-depth knowledge of our markets and sub-markets, with a keen eye for great tenants and real estate investments.  As a licensed real estate agent, her duties include (but are most certainly not limited to) managing all aspects of leasing our vacant properties; as well as managing the vast transactional details and responsibilities of taking a property from listing to closing.  She also steps in and makes everyone at Omni’s life easier as needed—a true do-it-all.  Jessica maintains a less than 2% vacancy rate for our rental properties, and is known for placing the absolute highest quality tenants available.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors

Affiliate Broker License #322571 | TN Real Estate Commission

Troy Chapman

Maintenance Director

Troy has been in the construction and maintenance business most of his life--a bona fide expert with the ability to build a house from scratch.  He is Omni’s go-to for maintenance solutions in tricky situations, and directs our staff and vendors in understanding scope of work needed, as well as quality control.  Troy ensures all rent-ready work is completed quickly and efficiently, without yielding quality; and getting properties to market without delay.

Amber Carlson

Affiliate Broker, Leasing Agent

Amber is a veteran agent with Omni, licensed since 2006.  The emotional roller coasters that are connected with housing changes can be daunting. Amber has a sincere passion for helping people.  A master communicator and negotiator, Amber does not rest until the job is done to complete satisfaction. Real estate is a perfect venue for Amber to apply her professional skills and expertise, and at the same time makes others’ lives easier.  A Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Amber has received the Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) designation, which is one of the top honors in the Nation.  She also has a BS in Business Management from Andrews University in Michigan, and has been a resident of Sumner County TN for 25 years.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Sumner Association of Realtors

Affiliate Broker License #306652 | TN Real Estate Commission

Graduate, Realtor Institute® | National Association of Realtors

Accredited Buyer Representative® | National Association of Realtors

Jackson Tanner

Affiliate Broker

Jackson has been a licensed agent since 2007.  With almost a decade of experience under his belt, he has found that he really enjoys helping families find their place to call home.  Hailing from Nashville, Jackson has vast connections and resources at his disposal.  In addition to being extremely technically proficient, these factors play a tremendous role as the basis for his success.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors

Affiliate Broker License #313649 | TN Real Estate Commission

Jim Reece

Affiliate Broker

As a life-long local, Jim knows our market intimately.  Having a diverse educational and professional background has equipped Jim with tools very few agents can claim.  He holds BS Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of TN, and has extensive experience in both the construction and real estate industries.  His construction experience is in both commercial and residential contracting with projects ranging from small renovations to large multimillion dollar new construction projects and renovations. Jim has had the privilege of working with extremely reputable entities including Newmark Homes, NVR, Inc., Carbine & Associates, Global Drywall, Solomon Builders, David Patton Construction, Beazer Homes, and Meritage Homes. Jim has real estate in his blood, as both his mother and grandmother were both professional agents.  As a real estate investor himself, Jim understands the unique perspectives and ideals that any astute home-buyer strives for.

Memberships: National Association of Residential Property Managers, National Association of Realtors, TN Association of Realtors, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors

Affiliate Broker License #334164 | TN Real Estate Commission

Samantha Ellison

Customer Support

Sam is Omni’s newest team member, making a departure from the medical industry into the wonderful world of real estate.  Having a particular interest in property management and broad experience in customer service makes her perfectly suited to Omni’s systems and culture.  Her duties include managing the rental lead pipeline, providing direct assistance to current tenants, and all things administrative.  Sam’s desire to provide on-point solutions and world class customer service is a true reflection of Omni’s business philosophies.