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Southeast Venture Rises in Nashville Business Journal’s Book of Lists

Once a year, the Nashville Business Journal recognizes Nashville’s top commercial real estate companies in its much-read Book of Lists. The latest list, released a little over a month ago, makes it clear how much our firm has grown in the past year. In 2014, Southeast Venture is ranked as the #4 CRE firm by sales volume (up six places from last year) and the #8 CRE firm by lease volume (up seven places from 2013).

We wanted to take a moment here to commemorate some of the major sales and leases that contributed to this big jump in rankings.

In March 2013, the Viera Cool Springs multifamily property sold for $44 million to Viera Holdings, LLC. Southeast Venture Broker Tarek El Gammel represented the buyer and was assisted by Southeast Venture Broker Ashley Bishop.

Also in 2013, HealthSpring’s MetroCenter campus sold for $36.4 million to out-of-state investor, Griffin Capital Corporation. Southeast Venture Principal Cam Sorenson attracted the interest of several U.S. and global investors for the Southeast Venture developed property before it ultimately sold to Griffin.

Other notable deals:

  • $57 million sale of the Lakes of Bellevue, and the $16 million sale of Marina Point in Chattanooga, both brokered by Tarek
  • MTSU’s $11.1 million purchase of MTMC’s old hospital campus, brokered by Southeast Venture Principal Axson West
  • Department of Children’s Services deal for the Plaza I building in MetroCenter, 2013’s largest lease, brokered by Principle Todd Alexander and Broker Jimmy Pickel

It’s important for us to take time and appreciate the consistent hard work, proactive nature and victories of our team. Todd’s leadership with Southeast Venture’s team of brokers played a large role in advancing our Nashville Book of Lists rankings. Thank you for sharing in the celebration of our incredible team, clients and big wins of 2013!

– Wood Caldwell

Welcome Ashley Bishop to the Southeast Venture Team

Welcome Ashley Bishop, who has joined us as a broker and CCIM candidate.

Ashley’s extensive experience in brokerage and development in both residential and commercial real estate makes him an ideal addition to our brokerage team.

With 15 years of industry experience, Ashley most recently worked at Retail Property Management, Inc., where he served as a broker and development manager since 2006.

At Southeast Venture, Ashley will specialize in multi-family and retail properties, offering services in both leasing and sales, in addition to market analysis, site selection and land sales.

Nashville Comes Together

Railroad tracks

photo courtesy of oheatherrx, stock.xchng

Over a century ago, the eastern and western United States came together when a golden spike joined two railroads in Utah to commemorate the joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads – creating the first transcontinental railroad across our nation.

A similar thing happened yesterday morning in Nashville, and the results may be just as significant for Nashville as completing the transcontinental railroad was for America: This morning Mayor Karl Dean and other city officials officially broke ground for the 28th/31st Avenue Connector. When completed, this bridge over the railroad tracks behind HCA will close a rift between North and West Nashville that has needed closing for more than 40 years.

For years, Senior Southeast Venture Broker Gilbert Smith suggested the idea of a 28th/31st connector to every government official, elected or staff, every policy making board, every university, every Hospital owner and operator, every developer, every land owner, every architect and engineer, every civic organization, every business organization, every associate and family member that would listen.

It was Mayor Karl Dean and his team who finally made this all possible, with Gilbert assisting in negotiating the land sale. Mayor Dean personally thanked Gilbert for this contribution during his remarks this morning to the 200+ people who gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking. Southeast Venture is honored to have been a part of this historic development.

“It’s unusual to get such a large crowd for a groundbreaking, and the fact that such as large crowd – from both North and West Nashville – was there this morning is a great testament to how important this project is, and how far Nashville has come as toward becoming a truly inclusive community,” Gilbert said.