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Neighborhood Spotlight: East Nashville

Nashville is home to many different neighborhoods, each with its own sense of style and personality. One of the city’s many fast-growing districts is East Nashville—a diverse corner of Music City that, over the past five years, has changed tremendously and continues to develop, welcoming new urban restaurants, eclectic shopping and a blossoming real estate market.

From the dainty Shoppes on Fatherland to the Beer Works scene on Trinity Lane, East Nashville has something for everyone. Its creative vibe sets the area apart from the rest of the city, and its charm has caught the attention of tastemakers around the country, including Vogue Magazine, which calls East Nashville our city’s “coolest neighborhood.”

Development is flourishing, and one of the newest buildings to pop up in the district is Southeast Venture’s Eastside Heights. With nearly 250 units, this apartment complex offers a sky lounge with a view of the city, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor movie theater, retail space and more. Just across the bridge from downtown, Eastside Heights is only a five-minute bike ride to some of the city’s most popular attractions.

Most notably, a massive yellow and black mural of the word “EAST” covers over 4,500 square feet of the property’s western-facing exterior wall. Thanks to its prime location next to I-24, the mural welcomes about 100,000 vehicles each day.

East Nashville

Image: Aerial Innovations

Southeast Venture again enlisted the help of the Nashville Walls Project to commission the artwork. Founded by Brian Grief and Eva Boros in 2014, the Nashville Walls Project sought to expand street art beyond major cities, such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami, and introduce building murals to Nashville.

“Nashville is a great arts city,” said Brian Greif. “It’s known mostly for music, but there’s also a strong graffiti scene. The Nashville Walls Project has helped add to the visual dialogue of the city and opened up new opportunities for both local and international artists.”

East Nashville

Image: Aerial Innovations

Southeast Venture collaborated with local artists and design firm Sideshow to develop the concept, which was painted by Jon Buko and Meghan Wood of Nashville’s “I Saw the Sign” artists group.

“The Eastside Heights mural really captures the essence of East Nashville,” Grief added. “We’re thrilled with how it turned out and know that it will stand as a gateway to the community for years to come.”

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Southeast Venture transforms an empty shell into a light-filled office for the Bradford Group

the Bradford Group lobby

the Bradford Group lobby

When the Bradford Group needed a new home for its growing public relations agency, the firm turned to Southeast Venture Principal Randy Parham and Broker James Roscoe High to find the perfect space. Randy and Roscoe found the perfect space—an office condo on the second floor of the iconic glass and red-steel Fifth & Main Building in East Nashville—then brokered the purchase for Bradford, using their experience to negotiate an attractive price and favorable terms.

the Bradford Group Conference Room

the Bradford Group Conference Room

The Bradford Group then worked with Ginny Caldwell and Shannon Mikula of Southeast Venture’s interior design team to turn the new space, which was an empty shell, into the light-filled office the Bradford Group’s smart and creative team need.

the Bradford Group Kitchen

the Bradford Group Kitchen

There is only one office in the Bradford Group’s office that is not exposed to natural light. Because interior walls are broken up with lots of glass, even interior offices get plenty of sunlight. The highlight of the space is the break room and kitchen, where floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of downtown Nashville.

the Bradford Group

the Bradford Group – view from the kitchen

Additionally, the agency’s primary brand color—Pantone Yellow 123—can be found throughout the office: in the carpet, on the walls, surrounding the reception area and kitchens, in chair fabrics, etc. Southeast Venture worked with the Bradford Group to ensure that the corporate color is prominent in the space, though not overwhelmingly so.

Services Provided

Brokerage

Interior Design

Project Scale

5,500 SF

Project Timeframe

2013-2014

Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of Dec. 16

Nashville CRE Links

  1. Buckingham hopes to break ground on Midtown project in Q2 — Nashville Post (link)
  2. BZA Oks setback variance for proposed East Nashville project — Nashville Post (link)
  3. Cumberland River Compact plans new river center, office space for Bridge Building — The City Paper (link)
  4. Luxury apartments planned near Nashville Farmers’ Market — The Tennessean (link)
  5. New shops coming to Gulch — The Tennessean (link)

Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of Oct. 14

Nashville CRE Links

  1. Mix of stores coming to East Nashville’s new Shops at Fatherland — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  2. Music City Center area investor plans massive campus to attract ‘creative class’ — The Tennessean (link)
  3. Old convention hall will stay busy after Music City Center opens — The Tennessean (link)
  4. Planner lays out vision for SoBro area — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  5. Retail, music projects pitched for Nashville Convention Center — Nashville Business Journal (link)

Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of August 19

Nashville CRE Links

  1. Brentwood commercial real estate bounces back in big way — Tennessean (link)
  2. Developer near deal for prominent Charlotte site — Nashville Post (link)
  3. Green Hills building plan expands to 7 stories — Tennessean (link)
  4. Local group purchases East Nashville apartment building — Tennessean (link)
  5. Nashville apartment sold for $27.6M — Nashville Business Journal (link)

Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of May 6

Nashville CRE Links

  1. Booming Antioch looks to beat bad rap, create new identity — Tennessean (link)
  2. East Nashville getting new retail startup community — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  3. Midtown tract sells for $1.5 million — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  4. Urban Land Institute honors 6 development projects — Tennessean (link)
  5. Work begins on Belmont academic building — Nashville Post (link)

Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of Nov. 27

Nashville CRE Links

  1. 2 East Nashville buildings to house 86 apartments — Tennessean (link)
  2. Ballpark feasibility study gives options, not answers — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  3. Developer wants Gulch hotel to offer distinctive design — Nashville Post (link)
  4. Experts: Opry Mills’ return shouldn’t harm others — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  5. TVA Moves Forward with Plan to Avoid $30 Billion Debt Ceiling — Nashville Public Radio (link)