FIRST ADVANTAGE BRINGS ON CRE SPECIALIST

First Advantage Bank has brought on Doug Nall as a vice president and commercial real estate relationship manager at its West End office.

Nall comes to Clarksville-based First Advantage from Beacon Federal, a New York bank with an office in Smyrna that was acquired last year. There, he managed a $34 million portfolio. Nall has more than 30 years of experience and specializes in commercial and industrial small-business lending.

“Doug’s extensive and diverse business banking background strengthens our team of experts and supports our position as a trusted financial partner and advisor for Nashville area businesses,” said Yogi Dougher, senior VP and commercial real estate market manager for First Advantage. “We are growing rapidly in this new location, and Doug’s addition helps us support and maintain that growth.”

Before his two-year stint at Beacon Federal, Nall was a senior vice president at Pinnacle Bank and also worked at the former SouthTrust and Franklin National Bank, among others.

Nall’s hiring is part of First Advantage’s push into the Nashville MSA, which started with the opening of its West End office last year. More recently, the $360 million bank drew up plans to enter Williamson County as well.