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By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:43
A Charlotte Avenue building last home to used auto dealership Perry Auto Sales is now the space for Masaya & Co. The retailer’s opening follows 3500 Charlotte Pike Partners' April acquisition of the property and suggests a redevelopment of the site will not happen quickly as some had speculated. Based in Nashville, Masaya specializes in furniture made from sustainably sourced local materials and bills itself as offering a “responsible alternative to mass production goods.” The company has a tree nursery in Nicaragua.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:49
HCA has landed a major permit for its mixed-use tower under construction in the North Gulch. Skanska is handling the job, with the permit valued at about $90.6 million. The work involves constructing a 16-story shell for the tower. To rise about 250 feet, the building will accommodate HCA divisions Sarah Cannon Research Institute and Parallon. Read more about the project here. 
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:15
A trio of development groups is attempting to acquire a Gulch site from which a storage business operates across Division Street from Yazoo Brewing Co. The Tennessean reports that Tommy Pierce, president of A+ Storage of Tennessee and majority owner of the property, expects to reach an agreement with one of the prospective suitors by the end of September.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 08:45
A stalled Sylvan Park commercial development is expected to be downsized so as to meet Metro compliance, Nashville Business Journal reports. Quoting Metro Councilwoman-Elect Kathleen Murphy, NBJ reports Nashville-based boutique developer Priam Ventures will alter that massing of its retail building under construction at 46th and Utah avenues. Read more here.
By: William Williams
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 07:15
Belmont University officials have announced a record-breaking 7,425 students have enrolled for the fall semester, the start of the institution's 125th year. According to a release, the university’s enrollment number has more than doubled since 2000 (2,976 students). In addition, this marks the 15th consecutive year that Belmont’s enrollment broke the previous year’s record.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 07:04
Vanderbilt Law School graduate Darren Robbins has made a gift to the social justice program at the school, which will now carry the name of the late George Barrett. Barrett — pictured here with Rita Geier, with whom he worked for more than three decades on desegregating Tennessee's state universities — was a 1957 VU Law graduate who was a partner at Barrett Johnston until his death at 86 a year ago.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 06:56
There seems to be no stopping the Nashville-area housing market these days. The latest Freddie Mac Multi-Indicator Market Index shows a local housing economy rising for the fifth straight month to 90.0. It was under 79 in January and is now up 58 percent from its fall 2010 trough. Freddie Mac says Middle Tennessee is now the eighth-strongest housing market in the United States. (The company's national news release is here.)
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 14:32
Stifel Nicolaus analyst Dan Bernstein has upgraded shares of Healthcare Realty Trust to 'buy' from 'hold,' saying the Nashville-based REIT is a good value for investors to step in after it slipped from above to $25 to below $23 in the recent market swoon. Bernstein sees more than 20 percent upside for Healthcare Realty (Ticker: HR), which was changing hands at almost $23.20 Wednesday afternoon.
By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:12
The local office of CBRE has begun leasing efforts related to the 10,150 square feet of street-level retail space to be included in the 25-story SkyHouse Nashville, now under construction in Midtown. Austin Benedict will handle the marketing and leasing for the retail space, according to a release.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 07:18
Veteran Music Row marketing executive Jeff Walker died suddenly Monday night at age 65. Walker was a native of Australia who moved to Nashville four decades ago and shortly afterward launched what is now AristoMedia Group, a holding company for various publicity, promotion and distribution services. Beyond that, he had been, among other things, a member of the board of Country Radio Broadcasters for 35 consecutive years.