Hotel Developer Purchases 9.12-Acre Property Near Nashville International Airport

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This press release was originally released on Jan. 13, 2017. 

Hotel Developer Purchases 9.12-Acre Property Near Nashville International Airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2017 — North Dakota-based hotel developer Dakota Legacy Group has purchased 9.12-acres at 16 Century City Blvd – near the Nashville International Airport – for $1.995 million. The property is one of the last remaining parcels of raw land in the Century City complex.

The buyer, Dakota Legacy Group, was self-represented in the deal. Southeast Venture Brokers James Roscoe High, CCIM and J.C. Darby represented the seller, 16 Century City Blvd., an entity of Nashville-based boutique real estate company Anchor Investments.

“We are excited to close out another successful project for our investors and look forward to seeing Dakota bring their project to life,“ said Micah Lacher, president of Anchor Investments. “We appreciate all that Roscoe and JC have done to help us complete another great project for our team.”

Dakota Legacy Group plans to develop a hotel on the property.

“Nashville International Airport recently reported record-breaking numbers in terms of passenger traffic for the fourth year in a row, and they welcomed several new airlines, routes and services,” said High. “That said, there’s high demand in this area for more affordable hotels, and we are pleased to partner with Dakota Legacy Group to provide that.”

High and Darby represented Anchor Investments in 2015 in the purchase of the property from Duke Realty for $1.25 million. The company had interest from several hotel developers prior to selling the property to Dakota Legacy Group.

About Anchor Investments

Anchor Investments is a private, Nashville-based real estate investment company that was formed to acquire, own, develop and manage income-producing commercial properties in the Southeast. Anchor is an active operator and investor that targets value-added commercial properties. The partners’ philosophy is to use their years of combined asset management, development and leasing expertise to maximize the performance of each investment.

About Southeast Venture

Founded in 1981, Southeast Venture is a diversified commercial real estate and design services company guided by a mission of “Building Value by Valuing Relationships.” The firm provides and coordinates the delivery of brokerage, development, architectural and interior design and property management. This unique, comprehensive approach to commercial real estate offers a cost effective and efficient way of meeting its clients’ commercial real estate needs. For more information, visit SoutheastVenture.com, or find Southeast Venture on Twitter @SEVentureCRE.

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Southeast Venture welcomes Harrison as marketing coordinator


This article originally appeared in the Nashville Post on Dec. 13, 2016.

kaylen-harrisonNashville-based commercial real estate and design firm Southeast Venture has added Kaylen Harrison as its first ever full-time marketing coordinator.

Harrison (pictured) will work with Southeast Venture’s brokerage, design, development and property management team to expand the company’s presence in Nashville community, according to a release.

A University of Kentucky graduate, Harrison has held previous roles as a digital media specialist, marketing administrator and independent website manager. She has experience in lead generation, social media campaigns and the design and development of marketing tools and campaigns.

“We are lucky to have found someone with the wealth of knowledge and experience that Kaylen has demonstrated,” Todd Alexander, principal at Southeast Venture, said in the release. “Our company has grown to a place where we need in-house marketing support, and we are confident that Kaylen is the right person to handle this feat.”

 

New Mixed-Used Development in the Nations Neighborhood Takes Its Name from Landmark on Site

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This press release was originally released on Oct. 20, 2016.

New Mixed-Used Development in the Nations Neighborhood Takes Its Name from Landmark on Site

New Name and Logo Introduced to Community During Light the Nations 615 Festival This Weekend
 Will Break Ground for First Building in Early 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2016 – Southeast Venture, developers of a 37.7-acre mixed use real estate development on Centennial Boulevard in The Nation’s neighborhood, announced today the name of the project: Silo Bend.

“The first thing everyone notices about this property is the 200-foot-tall abandoned concrete grain silo in the middle of the site, which was used years ago by the Gillette Grain Company. It’s quite impressive. In fact, it is featured in a video series by artist Brian Siskind called ‘The Nations Life,’” said Southeast Venture Principal Wood Caldwell.

(To see the video series, search for ‘the nations life’ on YouTube or set your browser to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp8ks048vDk. Video credit: Brian Siskind/Those Drones, LLC)

“The silo can be see from miles away – including from the upper floors of downtown buildings – and it is by far the tallest structure in The Nation’s neighborhood. The owner had planned to incorporate it into this development from the beginning, so it is natural that this landmark would be integral to the brand. In addition to using the word ‘silo’ in the name, the logomark is a line drawing of the silo,” Caldwell added. “The second word in the name refers to the fact that this development is across from a bend of the Cumberland River.”

The new name will be officially unveiled this Saturday at Light The Nations 615 festival, of which Silo Bend is a title sponsor. Running from 4 to 10 p.m., the event will take place on 51st Avenue between Georgia and Illinois avenues. It will feature local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, including musical acts Kree Harrison, Moon and Forty-Two and Tommy Hans. To learn more, go to lightthenations615.com.

Centered at the intersection of Centennial Boulevard and New York Avenue, Silo Bend extends from Centennial to the southern bank of the Cumberland River. When complete, Silo Bend will include single-family homes, apartments and retail stores. The property is owned by R. Manuel Cenntennial.

Caldwell said he expects ground to be broken for the first building – a 193-unit apartment building – by the first quarter of 2017. Southeast Venture is architect for Silo Bend, Barge Cauthen & Associates is the civil engineer, Hodson Douglas is the landscape architect and RPM Transportation is providing the traffic analysis and transportation plan.

About Southeast Venture:

Founded in 1981, Southeast Venture is a diversified commercial real estate and design services company guided by a mission of “Building Value by Valuing Relationships.” The firm provides and coordinates the delivery of brokerage, development, architectural and interior design and property management. This unique, comprehensive approach to commercial real estate offers a cost effective and efficient way of meeting its clients’ commercial real estate needs. For more information, visit SoutheastVenture.com, or find Southeast Venture on Twitter @SEVentureCRE.

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New High Density Office Space in Mallory Park Alleviates Growing Employer Occupancy Costs

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This press release was originally released on Oct. 10, 2016.

New High Density Office Space in Mallory Park Alleviates Growing Employer Occupancy Costs

Higher parking ratio featured in completed Phase I project

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 10, 2016 – Southeast Venture has announced the completion of the first phase of a high-density office complex in Brentwood’s Mallory Park. The 87,100-square-foot project at 1573 Mallory Lane is now home to Quorum Healthcare Corporation.  The building type is similar to the Healthspring/Cigna Health campus that Southeast Venture developed in Metro Center in 2010.

The Healthspring/Cigna Health complex ­– a 175,000-square-foot build-to-suit project – filled a need that more and more Middle Tennessee employers are facing today.  Finding office space that can accommodate higher parking densities.

 The solution, said Southeast Venture Principal Michael Finucane, is simple. “Put more people in less office space; however, to do that, buildings need to have more parking spaces.  To maximize the efficiency of our project we simply built more parking spaces.”

 This increase in office density has become increasingly prevalent since the recession, as business owners look for ways to lower occupancy costs per employee. Beginning with the Healthspring/Cigna Health project in Metro Center and now in Mallory Park, Southeast Venture is providing options to resolve this issue, he added.

 “We had tremendous success with our building in Metro Center so we wanted to take that same product to the Brentwood/Cool Springs market. We saw a real need for higher density office space that, quite frankly, did not exist in this market,” Finucane said.

 “Suburban office space typically has a parking ratio that is four parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of office space,” he added. “The ratio for our Mallory Park project is six parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of office space. A tenant with 100 employees can rent 16,667 square feet in our project, versus 20,000 square feet in a building with four spaces per 1,000 square feet. Based on current office rents, that’s a $100,000 or more savings in occupancy costs per year. In addition, because these buildings have no shared common lobbies, exit corridors or elevators, each tenant only leases the space they occupy, which makes our buildings even more efficient.”

 Phase II of Southeast Venture’s Mallory Park project broke ground this spring and will include 68,000 square feet of one-story office space designed for multiple points of entry and parking around the perimeter of the building. The shell of Phase II will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016 and could be ready for tenants as early as the first quarter of 2017.

 About Southeast Venture:

Founded in 1981, Southeast Venture is a diversified commercial real estate and design services company guided by a mission of “Building Value by Valuing Relationships.” The firm provides and coordinates the delivery of brokerage, development, architectural and interior design and property management. This unique, comprehensive approach to commercial real estate offers a cost effective and efficient way of meeting its clients’ commercial real estate needs. For more information, visit SoutheastVenture.com, or find Southeast Venture on Twitter @SEVentureCRE.

Community Input Sought About Development of Spring Hill Property

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This press release was originally released on Sept. 8, 2016. 

Community Input Sought About Development of Spring Hill Property

Dates and Location for Community Meetings Announced

SPRING HILL, Tennessee, September 8, 2016 –Spring Hill residents are invited to attend upcoming meetings where their input will be sought about development of a 780-acre tract of land in the northeast corner of the city.

Designated a “Gateway District” in the City of Spring Hill’s long-range land use plan, the acreage considered for development is bounded on the east by I-65, on the west by Buckner Lane, on the north by Thompson Station Road and on the south by Twin Lakes Drive and Summit High School. It is owned by Buckner Lane Partners, LP.

Two meetings are scheduled, both in the multipurpose room at the Catholic Church of the Nativity, 2793 Bucker Lane, Spring Hill, 37179 – which is near the future development site. The meetings will be from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 27. The multipurpose room entry is at the rear of the Church.

“Community input is vital to the successful development of this outstanding property, and we are looking forward to a good turnout,” said Randy Parham, a principal with Southeast Venture, the Nashville commercial real estate firm overseeing development of the site.

Southeast Venture Principal Wood Caldwell said community members will have an opportunity to learn about potential plans for the property and to provide their feedback during the upcoming meetings.

“We’ll do a PowerPoint presentation that gives an overview the site. We’ll then move to a more informal setting where we’ll have tables set up manned by members of our team where residents can give their comments directly to us, without having to speak in a public setting. In our experience, this combination of group and individual feedback is very effective in generating response from as many people as possible, which is our goal,” Caldwell said.

Spring Hill area residents wanting more information on should contact either Randy Parham (rparham@southeastventure.com) or Wood Caldwell (wcaldwell@southeastventure.com) at Southeast Venture. Further information about Southeast Venture can be found at the Southeast Venture website at www.southeastventure.com.

 

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Meet our new team members—Morgan, Celeste and Kelly.

It’s been a busy few months at Southeast Venture, and we’re happy to introduce our three newest team members: Morgan Jessilyn Brown, Celeste Mize, Associate IIDA and Kelly Sullivan.

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Morgan Brown

Brown joins the team as a design services project manager. In her role, she will assist in the design of multi-family, office, healthcare and master planning projects. Brown graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of science in architecture. She also earned a Master of Architecture and a certificate in urban redevelopment from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Celeste Mize

Also joining our design services team is Celeste Mize as an interior designer. Mize will be involved in design development and production of drawings for a variety of projects, including corporate, multi-family and health care. An Appalachian State University alum, she honed her design skills prior to graduation as an intern with the facilities management department at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and with the Phillips Collection in North Carolina.

Kelly Sullivan

Kelly Sullivan

Sullivan joins the firm as a broker, where she will work specifically with office properties in Nashville. Most recently, Sullivan worked as an office division broker at commercial real estate firm NAI Earle Furman in Greenville, SC. In May 2015, she graduated with a B.B.A. in business from Furman University. While earning her degree, Sullivan also completed an internship at National Land Realty.

Mixed Use Zoning To Be Sought For Buckner Lane Property in Spring Hill

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This press release was originally released on Aug. 17, 2016. 

Mixed Use Zoning To Be Sought For

Buckner Lane Property in Spring Hill

Series of Community Meetings To Be Scheduled
Before Rezoning Request is Submitted This Fall

 

SPRING HILL, Tennessee, August 17, 2016 – Southeast Venture, a Middle Tennessee diversified real estate company, announced today that it has been retained to seek rezoning of 780 acres fronting I-65 in Spring Hill owned by Buckner Lane Partners, LP.

The highly visible property is bounded on the east by I-65, on the west by Buckner Lane, on the north by Thompson Station Road and on the south by Twin Lakes Drive and Summit High School. In accordance with the City of Spring Hill’s new long-range planning document, “Spring Hill Rising 2040,” the plan will be to change the property’s zoning from agricultural to mixed use, explained Southeast Venture Principals Randy Parham and Wood Caldwell.

“In Spring Hill’s new long-range plan, the property is designated a “Gateway District,” which calls for a mixture of employment, retail, housing and entertainment choices. With the growth in the area, owners of the property believe that now is the time to put the land to its highest and best use. This rezoning fits perfectly with the mixed use vision for the property created by the residents of Spring Hill in their new long-range plan,” Parham said.

“But simply rezoning this acreage is not enough to assure that it is used in a way that will most benefit Spring Hill – it will also take input from city officials and community members, which is why we are planning a series of community meetings before the rezoning request is submitted this fall. This input will guide the development of an overall plan for the property,” Caldwell added.

“Whatever the final plan is, the owners have stipulated that, consistent with Spring Hill’s plan, it must be a walkable, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly community. They also want any development to respect the environment, which means that natural features like the large pond and stream on the property will be preserved,” he added.

Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said he has met with the Southeast Venture principals and believes the rezoning of the property is consistent with the Gateway District designation and will enhance the community.

“Randy Parham, Wood Caldwell and their team have a long history of successful land developments. They made it clear to me that they intend to work closely with city officials throughout this rezoning process to assure that all voices are heard and that the plan which evolves from this process follows our ‘Spring Hill Rising 2040’ long-range plan and is focused on making Spring Hill a better place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to working with my fellow aldermen to assure this 780 acres in the northeast corner of our city realizes its highest potential.”

Any Spring Hill area residents wanting more information on the proposed rezoning should contact either Randy Parham (rparham@southeastventure.com) or Wood Caldwell (wcaldwell@southeastventure.com) at Southeast Venture. Further information about Southeast Venture can be found at the Southeast Venture website at www.southeastventure.com.

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