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Nashville CRE Week in Review: Week of March 25

Nashville CRE Links

  1. 4th and Commerce looks to land tenants — Nashville Post (link)
  2. Mayor Dean announces plan to guide Nashville growth — Nashville Business Journal (link)
  3. Metro gets $400,000 to plan SoBro ‘vision’ — Tennessean (link)
  4. New Cool Springs office space targets expansions, relocations — Tennessean (link)
  5. The Shopping Center Group moving to Terrazzo in the Gulch — Nashville Business Journal (link)
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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.

Southeast Venture Turns 30 – And You Were There To Celebrate

Thank you to everyone who made our 30th Anniversary Party last Thursday a success. We appreciate everyone’s support — and hope that you had a great time at the celebration. See pictures below from the event.

Mayor Karl Dean, Carolyn Sorenson, Kevin Roddey

Mayor Karl Dean, Carolyn Sorenson, Kevin Roddey

Crowd shot

Crowd shot

Greg Coleman, Elizabeth Stalnaker, Mick Wrigley

Greg Coleman, Elizabeth Stalnaker, Mick Wrigley

Wilson Hardcastle, John Hardcastle, Mac Hardcastle

Wilson Hardcastle, John Hardcastle, Mac Hardcastle

Dean Chase, Randy Parham, Carl Bedwell, Chris Howe

Dick Sorenson, Larry Weber

Dick Sorenson, Larry Weber

Ginny Caldwell, Rick Hart

Ginny Caldwell, Rick Hart

Bill Goodman, Cam Sorenson

Bill Goodman, Cam Sorenson

HealthSpring Groundbreaking

Trumpet fanfare and sounds of excavation punctuated HealthSpring’s MetroCenter groundbreaking Monday, Nov. 1, which celebrated the construction of HealthSpring’s new office building that will be developed and owned by Southeast Venture and its co-investment partners.

The widely attended event featured comments from Mayor Karl Dean, who highlighted the roughly 300 jobs the construction will bring to Nashville.

The 98,352-square-foot building will house HealthSpring employees from two of the three buildings the company currently occupies. When construction is complete, just 53 acres of undeveloped land will remain in MetroCenter, which is less than 10 percent of the business park’s total usable land.

The event’s media coverage speaks for itself. Check out the video from Channel 5, or read the great story in this week’s edition of Nashville Today (Search Headlines: HealthSpring breaks ground on new MetroCenter complex)

The groundbreaking was also mentioned in Chamber Chief Economic Development Officer Janet Miller’s blog, the Nashville Post’s business blog and on the Business Journal’s Web site.

Left to Right: Ralph Schulz, Shawn Morris, Mayor Karl Dean, Mike Mirt and Cam Sorenson

Shot of the crowd

Trumpet fanfare!