Allianz Provides $100M Loan for Office Tower in Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Allianz Real Estate of America has provided a $100 million loan for The Pinnacle at Symphony Place, a 28-story, 520,000-square-foot office tower located in downtown Nashville. Built in 2010, the LEED Gold-certified building was 99 percent leased to 20 tenants at closing. Bat Barber of Medalist Capital arranged the loan through Allianz on behalf of the borrower, Highwoods Properties, a Raleigh-based REIT that purchased the office building in 2013 for $152 million. The..

April 27, 2017

Paramount, Batson-Cook Break Ground on $43M Dual-Branded Hotel in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Paramount Hospitality Management LLC and Batson-Cook Development Co. have broken ground on a $43 million dual-branded hotel at the corner of Church and State streets in Knoxville. The property will include a 144-room Courtyard by Marriott and an 88-room Residence Inn. The 166,544-square-foot hotel will feature a rooftop lounge, a bar and café in the lobby and a three-level parking deck. Paramount and Batson-Cook plan to complete the hotel in the third quarter of 2018.

April 27, 2017

Madame Tussauds Opens First In-Mall Wax Museum Ever at Opry Mills in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Madame Tussauds has opened its first ever in-mall wax museum at Opry Mills, a Simon Property Group-owned mall in Nashville. The attraction, which focuses on music icons such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Taylor Swift, is the seventh location in the United States for Madame Tussauds and its 22nd property globally. Leisure firm Merlin Entertainments plc owns and operates Madame Tussauds. In addition to the new wax museum at Opry Mills, Simon plans to unveil Bavarian..

April 20, 2017

Dominion Partners to Open Two Somerby Seniors Housing Communities in the Southeast

SANDY SPRINGS, GA. AND FRANKLIN, TENN. — On the heels of opening seniors housing community Somerby Sandy Springs in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Dominion Partners also plans to open Somerby Franklin in the Nashville suburb of Franklin within the next two months. Somerby Sandy Springs includes 128 independent living units, 48 assisted living units and 24 memory care units on a six-acre plot. Details were not released on the Franklin property. Based in Birmingham, Ala., Dominion..

April 20, 2017

OliverMcMillan, Spectrum | Emery Break Ground on $430M Fifth + Broadway in Downtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — San Diego-based OliverMcMillan and Nashville-based Spectrum Emery have broken ground on Fifth + Broadway, a massive mixed-use development in downtown Nashville. The development cost wasn’t disclosed, but The Tennessean reports Fifth + Broadway will cost $430 million to develop. Situated across from Bridgestone Arena on the 6.2-acre site of the former Nashville Convention Center, the project will feature 235,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space, including the..

April 19, 2017

Ryan Cos. Buys 11 Acres Near Nashville for $48.5M Seniors Housing Community

HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. — Ryan Cos. US Inc. has acquired an 11-acre land parcel in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville. The buyer will use the property to build Clarendale at Indian Lake, a $48.5 million, 189-unit independent living, assisted living and memory care community. Project partners include LCS and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital. It will be the fourth Clarendale-branded community. The developers plan to start construction this spring for completion in fall 2018. Life Care..

April 17, 2017

GBT Realty Begins Construction on $20M Apartment Community in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TENN. — GBT Realty Corp. has begun construction on Belcourt Park, a $20 million multifamily community situated on 0.7 acres in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village. Belcourt Park will include 76 units and an onsite leasing and management office. Community amenities include a Wi-Fi workspace, an espresso bar, fitness facility, patio with cabanas and fire pits and a concealed parking structure that can hold up to 84 cars. Pre-leasing is expected to start this winter with the first..

April 17, 2017

Nashville Industrial Market Will Continue to Ride its Hot Hand Through 2017

The Nashville commercial real estate market’s growth is no longer a local secret. In fact, it very well may be one of the most desired areas for investors for an MSA with a population less than 2.5 million people. In case you haven’t heard, read or taken notice, you likely have been living under a rock. Those who call this market “hot” are making an understatement. As the downtown core sees land sites trade in excess of $13 million per acre (and in a few interesting cases eclipse..

April 17, 2017

Branch, DeFoor to Build Publix-Anchored Shopping Center in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — Atlanta-based Branch Properties and DeFoor Development plan to develop The Village of Waterside, a 162,000-square-foot shopping center in Chattanooga’s Hamilton Mill neighborhood. The property, which will be anchored by Publix and REI, will be situated on 22.8 acres at the intersection of Shallowford and Gunbarrel roads. This will be the first Chattanooga store for REI, an outdoor gear and apparel retailer. Branch and DeFoor expect to deliver The Village of Waterside in..

April 12, 2017

Dilweg Acquires Five-Story Office Building in Nashville for $17.7M

NASHVILLE, TENN. — The Dilweg Cos. has purchased Vantage Place, a five-story, Class B office building in Nashville’s MetroCenter submarket. The seller and sales price were not disclosed, but The Tennessean reports the sales price as $17.7 million. Built in 1981, the 167,818-square-foot property was 92 percent leased to tenants such as Centerstone Research Institute, CGS and Young Williams. The purchase of Vantage Place brings Dilweg’s Southeast holdings to nearly 6 million square feet...

April 11, 2017