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Dimension at Mallory Park Phase II Finds First Tenant in Verus Healthcare

This press release was originally released on March 21, 2017.

Verus Healthcare Anchors Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 21, 2017 – Southeast Venture announced today that Franklin-based Verus Healthcare has signed a lease to occupy 34,561 square feet of office space in the second phase of the project. The healthcare supply company is the first to lease space in the 63,236 square-foot project and plans to move into the space in August.

Mallory Park

“We are thrilled to have found a larger office space with a higher parking ratio that keeps us well-positioned within Brentwood/Cool Springs’ flourishing healthcare center. Our company’s growth necessitated that we move from our current space in Cool Springs in order to continue providing the same high level of care to our patients around the country,” said Rich Roberts, CEO of Verus Healthcare.

Mallory Par

Mallory Park

Dimension at Mallory Park was specifically designed to accommodate companies like Verus Healthcare who are looking for higher density office space.

“Verus Healthcare is a perfect fit for the office space in Mallory Park,” said Michael Finucane, principal at Southeast Venture. “The higher parking ratios present a different opportunity than what’s traditionally been available in the Brentwood/Cool Springs office market. For a company experiencing growth like Verus, this space easily allows them to put more people into less space.”

Mallory Park

Dimension at Mallory Park Phase I was leased in full to Quorum Healthcare Corporation and completed last fall.

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 Announces Large-Scale Mural at Silo Bend

This press release was originally released on March 23, 2017.

Australian artist to paint lifelike mural on 200-foot tall Silo

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 23, 2017 – Today Southeast Venture, in conjunction with Councilwoman Mary Carolyn Roberts and Art Consultant Brian Greif, announced plans for a large-scale mural to be painted on the 200-foot-tall abandoned silo at the new mixed-use development, Silo Bend.

Australian artist Guido van Helten has been contracted to paint the mural. Van Helten is known for his large-scale, site-specific murals that feature monochromatic portraits and local elements.

Guido van Helten – Fort Smith, AR

“This mural will be one of Silo Bend’s defining features,” said Mary Carolyn Roberts, councilwoman for District 20. “The enormous painting will be seen from almost a mile away and will be representative of The Nations community. We’re very excited to work with Guido and look forward to seeing his mural unveiled.”

Van Helten’s work can be found across the globe, from Australia to the United Kingdom and from Iceland to Mexico. Before beginning his work, Van Helten invests time and effort in developing the concept for a location by visiting the site and learning about the area’s culture, traditions and people.

Guido van Helten – Brim Silos in Australia

“Van Helten is especially talented at capturing the emotions of his subjects,” said Brian Greif, art consultant and owner of 2:32 AM Projects. “He primarily uses a monochromatic color scheme and features images of local subjects to highlight the culture of the area. We’re thrilled to bring his work to Nashville and to The Nations community.”

Van Helten is scheduled to visit Nashville on May 8 when he will spend four to five days meeting with residents of The Nations, learning about the neighborhood and developing his concept. Once he begins, it will take approximately six days to complete the mural.

Guido van Helten – State of Mexico

To learn more about Van Helten and see his portfolio, visit http://www.widewalls.ch/artist/guido-van-helten/.

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.”

 

Everyone Loses In The Controlled Economy Advocated By Affordable Housing Movement

By Wood Caldwell, Managing Principal at Southeast Venture

In order to keep up with the 80+ new people moving to Middle Tennessee every day (that’s over 30,000 a year, with a large portion of this influx coming to Davidson County), construction of apartment, condominium and mixed-use developments has hit record-breaking levels, and this boom must continue to in order catch up with demand. Indeed, the relatively high rental rates for apartments in some parts of Nashville are a function of this imbalance between supply and demand. When supply meets demand, rates will moderate. This kind of adjustment to reality is the beauty of a free market economy.

Unfortunately, there is a movement to control rents by exchanging development incentives for “affordable housing.” Let me say, everybody loses in a controlled economy. As stated before in other articles, it would be a “self-inflicted recession.” This is Nashville’s future if such a plan prevails.

Should everyone who puts in a good day’s work be able to afford to live in our city? Certainly, and there is plenty of moderately priced housing in Nashville already. Is it in the hip neighborhoods like downtown, East Nashville, Sylvan Heights, Germantown or 12 South? No, yet this is what this movement demands.

But why? Is this really a noble cause? Isn’t it rather like demanding that all Nashvillians who drive a late model Chevrolet be upgraded to a Cadillac at public expense? Is this something we should raise property taxes to pay for? It is worth harming our city’s economy?

The latest salvo in the affordable housing “crisis” is a proposed ordinance from the Metro Planning staff, mandated by Metro Council, which seeks to enforce affordable housing quotas by taking away certain key incentives from developers unless a certain number of units in their residential projects are rented or sold at below-market rates. Currently, developers are allowed to build taller buildings by adding floors when their projects include characteristics like public parking, eco-friendly design or mixed-use ground floor elements such as retail and restaurants.

Therefore, height bonus equals needed downtown public parking, “green” designed buildings and mixed use projects: key elements essential for creating a vibrant downtown. It’s a win-win. The irony of this proposal is that it was the Metro Planning Commission and Metro Council that voted to incorporate these bonuses years ago to stimulate development and bring people back downtown.

This ordinance now goes to Metro Council for consideration. Hopefully, they will vote it down, just as the Planning Commission voted unanimously not to recommend it to the Council. This ordinance’s heavy-handed approach to forcing the development of below-market housing will have the unintended consequence of severely slowing development of residential real estate throughout Nashville. Everyone loses.

It’s also worth noting that nowhere in the ordinance is there anything about paying for this plan – even though the planning staff’s report estimated it would cost $10 million a year to compensate property owners for the money lost due to “affordable housing” quotas. Where is this $10 million coming from? This obviously means a tax increase. Either that, or cutting funding to other city services like education and public safety.

Again I ask, is this a sacrifice we want to make so that people can move from affordable housing in Antioch or Madison into a place they can’t afford in downtown or East Nashville? Is it really that important for our city to subsidize a hip lifestyle for everyone? Surely we have more pressing issues.

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Nashville Rescue Mission beautification project complete

Mission celebrates 60th anniversary

On May 22, the Nashville Rescue Mission celebrated its 60th anniversary and showed off its new landscaping and parking lot.

As we detailed in March, the Nashville Rescue Mission underwent a beautification project that included the addition of a rain garden, raised planters, more than 50 new trees, an outdoor recreational area, increased parking and a redesigned, improved entrance into the parking lot, as well as into the building.

Here are some pictures from the event.

Crowd assembled for Nashville Rescue Mission 60th anniversary celebration

Crowd assembled for Nashville Rescue Mission 60th anniversary celebration

 

Erica Gilmore, District 19 Council Member; Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Shelley Lowe, Senior Project Designer, Barge Cauthen & Associates; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

Erica Gilmore, District 19 Council Member; Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Shelley Lowe, Senior Project Designer, Barge Cauthen & Associates; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission; Erica Gilmore, District 19 Council Member

Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission; Erica Gilmore, District 19 Council Member

Ribbon for ribbon cutting

Ribbon for ribbon cutting

James Neil; Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Richard Speer, Nashville Rescue Mission Board of Directors; Shelley Lowe, Senior Project Designer, Barge Cauthen & Associates; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

James Neil; Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Richard Speer, Nashville Rescue Mission Board of Directors; Shelley Lowe, Senior Project Designer, Barge Cauthen & Associates; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Richard Speer, Nashville Rescue Mission Board of Directors

Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Richard Speer, Nashville Rescue Mission Board of Directors

 

Nashville Rescue Mission with new landscaping and trees

Nashville Rescue Mission with new landscaping and trees

 

Nashville Rescue Mission with new landscaping and trees

Nashville Rescue Mission with new landscaping and trees

Nashville Rescue Mission

Nashville Rescue Mission

Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Greg Dew, Division 2 Constuctors; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

Joe Hodgson, Partner, Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Max Knauss, Division 2 Constuctors; Axson West, Principal, Southeast Venture; Greg Dew, Division 2 Constuctors; Bo Adams, Senior Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company; Chris Host, Assistant Project Manager, H.G. Hill Realty Company

grilling

Nashville Rescue Mission employees and volunteers grilling hamburgers and hot dogs at the Mission’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Raised planters

Raised planters ready to be filled with seasonal foliage!

Glenn Cranfield

Glenn Cranfield, President and CEO, Nashville Rescue Mission

Many thanks to all the partners involved in the project.

 

Local businesses chip in to beautify Nashville Rescue Mission

 

Nashville Rescue Mission has started renovations on its entrance and parking lot with the help and support of several area businesses.

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In partnership with Southeast Venture, LLC.; H.G. Hill Realty Company; Hodgson & Douglas Landscape Architects; Barge Cauthen & Associates; Division 2 Constructors and Artisan Landscaping; Nashville Rescue Mission is undergoing a beautification project that will take approximately six weeks to complete and will include the addition of eco-friendly bioretention cells (also called a rain garden), raised planters filled with seasonal foliage, more than 50 new trees, an outdoor recreational area, increased parking and a redesigned, improved entrance into the parking lot, as well as into the building.

“Nashville Rescue Mission is a place of restoration and a place to reclaim beauty,” said Glenn Cranfield, president and CEO of Nashville Rescue Mission. “We want our entrance and parking lot to reflect that. With the addition of the Music City Center and the development of the SoBro area, the landscape of Nashville is changing and we want to change with it. We want to be good neighbors.”

Mayor Karl Dean

Mayor Karl Dean

“Nashville Rescue Mission provides a valuable service to Nashville through helping those who are hungry, homeless and in need,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean said. “They are able to do this work through the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations and churches—not government funds. These improvements will not only add beauty to our great city, but they will also enhance how the Mission serves its guests. It’s a wonderful demonstration of the Mission’s commitment to being good corporate citizens in our city.”

Axon West

Axon West

“We are honored to be a part of this project,” said Axson West, principal at Southeast Venture, LLC. “It’s amazing to see what a community can do when everyone works together toward a common goal. Nashville Rescue Mission is doing an incredible job of helping people in need. Soon, everyone who pulls into the parking lot or walks into the building will be greeted with a warm, inviting message of hope and not an asphalt jungle.”

NRM2.jpg“It’s a privilege to serve in partnership with this project team in service to Nashville Rescue Mission,” said Bo Adams, senior project manager at H.G. Hill Realty Company. “The programs and services the Mission offers to our community are critical, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute in this manner.”

“I can’t wait to see what a difference the new entrance and parking lot will make,” said John, a graduate of the Mission’s Life Recovery Program and current resident of the Mission’s Transitional House. “I know what it’s like to walk up to the Mission for the first time. I was scared, nervous and apprehensive. A warm, welcoming entrance will go a long way in making someone who is new to the Mission feel good about coming here for help.”

Nashville Rescue Mission plans to host an open house once the project is complete.

Our Co-founder Describes Southeast Venture’s Beginnings

In the video below, Dick Sorenson, Southeast Venture co-founder, talks about our beginnings.

Dick and George Volkert established Southeast Venture in 1981.