Nashville Named #1 Market to Watch for THREE YEARS in a Row!

For the third year in a row, Nashville has been named the number-one market to watch in the ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate Report! As we enter a post-covid world, the commercial real estate landscape is constantly changing. The ULI calls this new era “The Great...

Recap: NEXT Awards 2023

And that’s a wrap on my favorite event of the year! My wife, Sherry, and I are so grateful for the opportunity to honor some of the most impressive emerging entrepreneurs in the local Nashville community. For those who are unfamiliar with the NEXT awards, they are...

Work Life Integration as a Model for Entrepreneurial Success

Throughout my career, I have strived to become a champion for an alternative approach to work-life balance known as work-life integration. This idea challenges the traditional notion of work-life balance as it is commonly defined. For more than thirty years, I sought...

2nd Ave Bombing: Rebuilding The Community After Tragedy

At 6:31 a.m. on December 25th, 2020, a lone bomber in an RV loaded with explosives blew himself up in front of the AT&T building on 2nd Avenue.  Sherry and I were in bed at our home in Hillsboro Village and heard a muted boom, which woke us both up.  It was not...

NEXT Awards Recap

On October 24th, my wife Sherry and I co-hosted the NEXT Awards at the Schermerhorn  Symphony Center. We had so much fun hosting this Nashville black tie event again. We are grateful for the opportunity to honor some of the most impressive, established, and emerging...

In The News: Core Buys Memorial Hospital

In early 2022 my company, Core Development, purchased a 9.2-acre section of an 18-acre property that was once home to Nashville Memorial Hospital.  I learned about this property when my real estate sales team, The CityLiving Group, listed for sale The Yarra, a...

Exciting news from Core Development! Chattanooga, here we come!

Over the past year, Core has been working to launch a series of projects in Chattanooga, working with an established family business, Perimeter Properties, to activate sections of a 140-acre gateway site that they control. If one is driving from Nashville, coming into...

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...