Helping Nashville Corporations Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

In February 2020, Mayor John Cooper established a Sustainability Advisory Committee(SAC), and I was asked to serve. Eric Kapstain and Linda Breggin were selected as co-chairs and served admirably in that capacity. Part of our work was passing the resolution to reduce...

Nashville Infrastructure and Available Opportunities

Nashville is growing fast. Because it is such a booming city, there is a great need to advance various aspects of our infrastructure, including our transportation systems, greenways, and increasing connectivity with complete streets and bike lanes throughout our...

Nashville Envisions East Bank

East Nashville is located across the Cumberland River from Downtown. In 2021, phase 1 of the East Bank development process began; this was to establish the overall vision and define the infrastructure needed to administer the future growth of this unique and historic...

The Importance of Nashville Greenways

During the COVID Pandemic, I made it a mission to walk or bike all of the greenways in Nashville. Our greenway system never closed, remaining open to supporting the health and well-being of our entire community, allowing us to escape from the craziness and isolation...

Greer-Fort Negley Site: An Opportunity to Honor History and Create Green Space

Nashville has a golden opportunity to transition a 68-acre park system, formerly hosting Greer Stadium, into much-needed green space for the neighborhood and the entire growing community. Nashville Sounds minor league baseball team left the 41-year-old Greer Stadium...

STRs: Good for Investment and for Corporate Stays

With more companies relocating to Nashville, short-term rental (STR) communities have become a good investment and are ideal for corporate stays. Both my development company and my real estate group are currently involved with two such properties. STRs are a good...

Creating a Multifamily Dwelling to Fit the Neighborhood Culture and Attract Residents

In 2014, Core Development decided to focus its urban revitalization efforts in Wedgewood-Houston. We purchased just over nine acres of land and started to build Nashville’s first live/make community called The Finery. The concept fit the culture of the urban...

Tennessee Voices

My wife, Sherry, and I are both entrepreneurs and really value the support and friendships we’ve gained through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. That’s why we agreed to co-host the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s NEXT Awards on Oct. 25. We talked about the awards, our...

New Construction Homes are a Best Buy in Today’s Housing Market

With homes selling fast and prices skyrocketing, buying a new construction home is a good alternative to fighting with multiple offers on an existing home. The median home sale price in Nashville is $395,000. That’s up 23.2% from last year and the highest we have seen...

The Path to Community Building

(Above: Mark Deutschmann stands outside of Village Real Estate’s first office.) Hitchhiking across the country. Juggling for peace in Nicaragua. Planning a new community in Madison. Becoming a change agent. Those were a few of the topics Don Hutcheson and I...