Leonte Benton

Leonte Benton

Leonte Benton



AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Office Industrial Site Selection


  • Market Knowledge
  • Business Development
  • Community Affairs
  • Feasibility Analysis


  • CoStar
  • Microsoft Office Suite

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES: Leonte, a native Atlantan, has over 17 years of experience in the commercial real estate arena, with emphasis on office, industrial and site selection. Since his time with TDS&Co, Leonte worked on over $1 billion in transactions with Fortune 500 companies. He leads overall strategy & growth for the organization and serves as client liaison, business development specialist and leads many of the company community affairs initiatives.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Leonte was the catalyst for T. Dallas Smith & Company and has been with the firm since its inception. As a mentee of T. Dallas Smith, Leonte became proficient in the areas of site feasibility, contract negotiations, financial analysis, business development and client relations. He has an exceptional understanding of various commercial real estate assets, including office, warehouse, land and retail. Many of his clients note his insights in their markets of interest as outstanding and of great value when making critical short- and long-term real estate decisions. He has successfully represented boutique companies and corporate giants. His commercial real estate transactions portfolio includes prominent entities like AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, General Services Administration, JPMorgan Chase, and Microsoft. Leonte is highly active in the communities we serve. He serves on the Fulton County Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Georgia Department of Education Board and Youth Enhancement Services.

EDUCATION: Morehouse College, Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance)


  • Atlanta Business Chronicle 40 Under Forty
  • Atlanta Business League
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®
  • Atlanta Police Foundation – Board Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta – former Board Member
  • Empire Board of Realtists – former President
  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce – Board Member
  • Georgia Board of Education, State Department of Education – Board Member
  • Georgia Trend’s 2023 Georgia 500 (Georgia’s Most Influential Leaders); 2022 40 Under 40
  • LEAD Atlanta – 2014
  • Leadership Georgia – 2018; Board Member
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Prison Reform Task Force
  • National Association of REALTORS®
  • Next Generation Men & Women – former Board Member