About Us


CORE Real Estate is a family owned boutique real estate brokerage located in Franklin, Tennessee. CORE specializes in Commercial and Residential Real Estate. At CORE, we distinguish ourselves by providing reliable, efficient, and ethical Real Estate expertise in Tennessee. We have strong values of integrity and honesty that guide our work.


Real Estate runs in our blood.


Jim Evans, the founder and CEO of CORE, grew up in a real estate and auction family. Buford Evans, Jim’s Father, was one of the first licensed brokers and auctioneers in the State of Tennessee. Jim had the unique ability to watch the real estate market in Middle Tennessee explode in his lifetime. He has handed his real estate passion down to his children, allowing for the family business to grow. Being a family, we offer our clients a unique opportunity to have multiple agents looking out for their benefit.


Jim Evans is a graduate of Trevecca College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Jim has accumulated over a thousand hours of real estate and real estate appraisal education over his 35-year real estate career. He is licensed in the State of Tennessee as a Real Estate Broker, Certified General Appraiser, and a Master Auctioneer. Jim’s primary focus is providing commercial real estate services, property management services, site selection, consulting, and appraisal services. He works with the residential real estate team to assist in finding those seeking to find the perfect home in Middle Tennessee. Jim Evans has taught since 1982 auctions, real estate, and real estate appraisal topics.

Davis Caldwell is a graduate of Union University with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration and Accounting. Shortly after joining CORE in 2019, Davis obtained his real estate license and began working alongside Jim on commercial and residential projects, as well as site selection for his clients. With experience in accounting, business management, and sales, Davis brings a unique prospective to CORE’s table.

Donna Evans is a graduate of Tennessee State University with a degree in Dental Hygiene. While having her real estate license for more than 35 years, Donna has worked alongside Jim on countless real estate projects and appraisals. Currently, she serves as Chief Financial Officer for CORE Real Estate and serves on our Creative Team.

Mary Mattison Caldwell is a graduate of Union University, as well as Lipscomb University where she earned her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. Mary Mattison joined CORE in 2019 and is currently serving as our Chief Information Officer, as well as leading our Creative Team in content and design. She is currently working to obtain her real estate license in Tennessee. Mary Mattison has always had a passion for both real estate and helping others. She found that working with her family at CORE was a perfect blend of these passions.

Miles Evans has worked with his father, Jim, on real estate projects and appraisals all over Middle Tennessee. Miles is currently working to continue in the Evans tradition of procuring his real estate license while working with the Creative Team to provide media, content, and other details for our listings.