Russell Morris III

Russell F. Morris III, Founder and CEO of RFM Development Company, has been in the commercial real estate business since 1985. Russell has extensive experience in the development and redevelopment of various commercial real estate asset types. His reputation in the market and ability to deliver on time and under budget has allowed him to build a network of partners that desire long-term involvement in projects. Russell began his real estate development career focused in the retail sector. He has completed the development of 40+ freestanding Walgreens in the Southeast. Other tenants that Russell has directly served and represented over the years include Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Banks, Auto Zone, Firestone Tire and Auto Centers, and other well-known retailers.

Since 2016, Russell has added significantly to his long list of development expertise by becoming heavily involved in multifamily development real estate. As of 2022, he has completed 3 apartment complexes (700+ units) from start to finish, and he has 3 more multifamily complexes that are planned to break ground this year.

Making an impact in the community is important to Russell and RFM Development Company. Previously, he has held board memberships for various groups including, the Nashville Zoo, Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, and The Oak Hill School. Additionally, he is a KCCH Scottish Rite Mason, a past member of Leadership Roundtable, and Past Master of the Corinthian Lodge #408.

Russell received his B.A. in economics and Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.