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By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 07:03
The arbiters of the Certified Financial Planner designation last week said they and local investment manager Kay Quinn in April agreed to a settlement that suspended Quinn's right to use the CFP mark until next January. At issue are a handful rules and ethics transgressions, including advising 55 Quinn Financial Partners clients to invest in a real estate securities that weren't registered for sale in Tennessee — for which the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance censured Quinn in 2013.
By: William Williams
Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 06:45
Nashville-based C.B. Ragland Co. and Houston-based Hines are seeking to consolidate various SoBro lots related to their mixed-use building planned for 222 Second Avenue. The entities have enlisted Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon to handle the effort, with a Oct. 8 Metro Planning Commission meeting slated. Relatedly, the co-developers tentatively will go before the Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to seek approval for the function and exterior form of what could be a 25-story tower.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 14:00
Nashville-based Regent Homes has landed a permit for its $4 million 10-residence project in West End Park and called Mason Rowhouses. According to a Metro Codes Department documents, the 10 permits collectively are valued at $913,047. The project address is 3153 Long Blvd. Read more about the project here. 
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:30
The Nashville office of BKD has moved to Two American Center from One American Center in the West End corridor, the company announced today in a release. The move of the local office of the Springfield, Missouri-based accounting and advisory firm is effective today, according to David Tate, managing partner of BKD’s Kentucky-Southern Indiana-Tennessee practice unit. Jim Regnier (pictured), partner in charge of BKD’s Nashville operations, said growth is “always our goal.” The firm operates 34 offices in 15 states.
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:38
Following Dollar General's second-quarter earnings report, UBS' Michael Lasser has taken a sanguine tone that is similar to that of a number of other analysts.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 10:14
The average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville on Sunday was $2.25, down eight cents compared to the mark of a week ago and down 21 cents from the figure of four weeks prior. This time in 2014, the average per-gallon price of regular gas in Nashville was $3.21, according to AAA The Auto Club Group. Relatedly, Tennessee’s average price was $2.17 Sunday, down nine cents compared to the figure from the previous week. The price was $2.38 four weeks ago and $3.21 a year ago. In Tennessee, the peak price to date this year has been $2.58 (on June 17).
By: Geert De Lombaerde
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:39
The founder of an ice bar and lounge concept that just celebrated its fifth birthday in Las Vegas says he's looking to expand to a number of other cities in the near future. And yep, writes Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville, Music City is on his short list.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 07:15
The owners of the Steadfast Coffee shop slated for SoBro mixed-use tower Encore have released an image for their covered patio addition. The patio will span  175 feet (see the site here courtesy of Google Maps). Steelhead Building Group is handling the work, with a permit valued at $175,000.
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 07:00
Lots happened on the local commercial real estate front last week. Let’s take a quick look.  • Another prime SoBro site is for sale. The property located at 500 Eighth Ave. S. and in the shadows of the Music City Center Roundabout recently hit the market, according to Loop Net info. Maria Chrzan, Principal Broker & Owner at MAP Group, LLC, is listing the property for owner AMEC. No listing price is being disclosed. “It’s a super site and within walking distance to the MCC,” said Chrzan (pictured).
By: William Williams
Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 06:45
Robin Davis is co-owner with Jennifer Starks of Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace. With the Donelson-based business having recently opened, Post Managing Editor William Williams sat down with Davis to get her thoughts. Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace is both a taproom and a market. How will the two co-exist?