“ALL COURSES OF ACTION ARE RISKY, SO PRUDENCE IS NOT AVOIDING DANGER, BUT CALCULATING RISK AND ACTING DECISIVELY. MAKE MISTAKES OF AMBITION AND NOT MISTAKES OF SLOTH. DEVELOP THE STRENGTH TO DO BOLD THINGS, NOT THE STRENGTH TO SUFFER.”
– NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
Aaron Breeden joined HUTTON during the first quarter of 2019 as Vice President. As a native Tennessean, he attended Sewanee: The University of the South, where he graduated with a BA, Summa Cum Laude, and played varsity basketball. He finished his education at the University of Miami College of Law. Beginning his career, he was a member of Wells’ Special Situations Group in Tampa, FL during the Wachovia merger and integration, working his way from an analyst to Vice President within three years. This strategically oriented group was charged with working through problem/non-strategic loans acquired when Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia Bank. Aaron returned to Tennessee, starting the Nashville office of the Commercial Real Estate lending group. He worked on arranging nearly $1 billion in new loans, while strategically growing several new relationships (including HUTTON). In 2015, Aaron made his next big move to Nicol Investment Company as the Director of Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Finance. There, Aaron was charged with leading Nicol’s growth efforts where he spearheaded all acquisition, finance and disposition activities for the firm; including, their development efforts and joint venture development partnerships during his time with Nicol, his overall transaction volume totaled more than $250 million. Since joining HUTTON in 2019, Aaron and his team have deals in the works valued at more than $80 million. Aaron enjoys hiking, biking, rock climbing and skiing with his wife Maggie and son Jace. With such an extensive background and diverse list of interests, Aaron is a powerful asset to HUTTON.