Our Team

We look forward to helping you turn your dreams into reality.

Swanson Developments, LP would like you to meet a few of our staff members you may speak with or meet while working with us regarding your commercial construction or leasing needs. Our business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday. Reach us at (615) 896–0000 or contact us online.

Joe Swanson, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer 

A long-time resident of Murfreesboro, Joe’s real estate and construction experiences started at just 14 years old working summers in the commercial construction field. By 21 he was the supervisor of a 129,000 square foot industrial project. Since then he has designed, estimated, and built hundreds of thousands of square feet of commercial real estate and thousands of homes.

In 1992 he started his own residential real estate and construction company which enhanced his existing practical and applicable knowledge of the real estate and construction industry. This experience proved beneficial in many aspects of the family-owned and operated business today. He and his wife Terry celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this year and have three children and 8 grandchildren living in Murfreesboro.

Brenda Bruce

Chief Financial Officer 

 A native of Florida, Brenda is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Legal Studies, and she is also a graduate of Victory Bible Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After working in banking, law, and Christian youth missions, Brenda settled in Murfreesboro, TN in 1996 and began her career with Swanson Developments. She has continued learning by completing business courses at Middle Tennessee State University. She has been involved in all phases of commercial construction, leasing, accounting, operations,  and her current position as Chief Financial Officer where she oversees all finances, property insurance, legal contracts, and procedures for Swanson Companies. She is also the personnel manager at the leasing and sales office at The Gateway Village. Brenda and her husband Kenny enjoy time with their three children, Kenny, Andrew and Emily. Brenda is active in Christian Ministry, at her children’s schools, and is a past board member of RutherfordCABLE, a business and networking organization for women.

Debby Kirk

COO & Accounting Supervisor 

Raised in Murfreesboro, she returned home in 2000 with her husband and 3 daughters to contribute to the family business. She received her BA in Business Administration/Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. Before returning home, she acquired her experience as an office manager and bookkeeping from different firms over the years and most recently, managing her husband’s optometry practice until 2000.

Cathy Tucker

Construction Accounting

As a native Murfreesboro resident, Cathy is an enthusiastic and experienced asset to the Swanson Companies team. She worked with her family owned and operated Parsley Brothers Construction Company for 37 years as Office Manager. She has worked along side the Swanson Family business for over 44 years, so Cathy has really been a part of the family. She officially came to work in February 2011 for Swanson Companies doing Accounts Payable.

Jessica Hargrove

Office Manager

A native of St. Joseph, Michigan, but a resident of the Murfreesboro area for more than twenty years, Jessica handles a lot in our office. With an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Motlow College, her experience interacting with customers and fellow team members in a friendly, organized, effective and upbeat manner makes her a true asset to our team. Jessica brings a positive and organized atmosphere for her fellow team members, as well as each and every customer from large commercial construction projects to small retail leases.

Tina Conrad

Accounts Receivable 

Tina has been a resident of Smyrna, TN for ten years. In 2011 she completed her Associates Degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends. Tina’s keen eye for detail and organization is a tremendous asset to the Swanson team.

Debra Cochran

Leasing Coordinator/Accounts Payable 

Debra is a lifelong resident of Wilson County, TN. She has over a decade of experience in the accounting field and nearly that long with Swanson Developments. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, reading, crafting, hiking, fishing and kayaking. Debra brings a calm and peaceful energy to Swanson Developments and her coworkers.

Heather Osborn

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 

Heather is a native of Michigan but has been a resident of Tennessee for over 20 years.  She has an associate degree in business management from Motlow College and has over 15 years of office administrative experience.  She is friendly, upbeat and always willing to help others.  She enjoys spending time with her husband and fur kid (Allie) doing all their favorite activities.  She also enjoys spending all the time she can with her family and beautiful niece.  

Tammy Martin

LEASING & SALES MANAGER 

Tammy joined Swanson Companies over 20 years ago and has been involved in the Property Management of their Commercial Real Estate, currently as Leasing/Sales Manager.

Tammy oversees the Swanson portfolio which includes approximately 400 +/- tenants and over 3 million square feet of industrial, retail & office properties. Plus, over 1,000 acres of development land located in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Tammy has served as a diplomat with the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, and the Rutherford County Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Methodist Lay Leadership and is a 10-year member with Rutherford CABLE having served in several capacities.

Tammy brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and will share her passion to meet the needs of her clients.

Tammy spends her free time with her hubby (Steve) and fur kids (Lucy, Bo Martin & Horton) at their home on the Caney Fork River located just outside of Rock Island, TN. She also enjoys spending time with her two grown daughters, their spouses and four grandchildren.

Dr. Bruce Kirk

SPECIAL PROJECTS

He brings a wealth of education and work experience to Swanson Companies. Whether you’re looking for land to start your commercial construction for a new facility or want to know about our existing properties for sale or lease, Bruce has the knowledge and experience to help make your dreams a reality.

Adam Swanson

ACQUISITIONS

Adam was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. Adam graduated from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He has been involved in Swanson Christian Products, Import-Export company since 1988. Adam joined the Board of Swanson Developments in 2000. In 2015 he began working with International Clients, not long after, in 2016 he started in Land Acquisition. Like Sherlock Holmes Adam likes to seek out the hidden treasures among Middle Tennessee. This year Adam and his wife Joanna will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary, and together they have two girls.

Danny Du

Property ANALYST

Danny is an investment associate, supporting acquisition, asset management, and disposition in real estate. He is passionate about “business as a mission,” especially through the lens of active investing. Prior to joining Swanson Developments, Danny gained industry experience at institutional asset management, venture capital, and equity research at investment banking.

Before entering finance, Danny researched economic policy at the Johns Hopkins University and aviation economics at New York University Shanghai. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College (IL). In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

Tryana Hampton

RECEPTIONIST AND OFFICE ASSISTANT

Adam was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. Adam graduated from Vanderbilt with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He has been involved in Swanson Christian Products, Import-Export company since 1988. Adam joined the Board of Swanson Developments in 2000. In 2015 he began working with International Clients, not long after, in 2016 he started in Land Acquisition. Like Sherlock Holmes Adam likes to seek out the hidden treasures among Middle Tennessee. This year Adam and his wife Joanna will celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary, and together they have two girls.

Joe Swanson, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer 

Brenda Bruce

Chief Financial Officer 

Debby Kirk

COO & Accounting Supervisor 

Cathy Tucker​

CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING

Jessica Hargrove

Office manager

Tina Conrad

Accounts Receivable 

Debra Cochran

Leasing Coordinator/Accounts Payable 


Heather Osborn

Administrative Assistant

Tammy Martin

Leasing & Sales Manager

Dr. Bruce Kirk

Special projects

Adam Swanson

aquisitions

Danny Du

Property analyst

Tryana Hampton

receptionist and office assistant

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