Crescent Cool Springs begins leasing process

Charlotte-based Crescent Communities has begun preleasing at Crescent Cool Springs, a 252-unit luxury apartment community located at the intersection of Carothers and Resource parkways in Franklin.

The 13-acre community includes a selection of attached garages, sidewalks and walking and biking trails.

Fifth Third Bank provided construction financing, with Summit Contractors serving as the general contractor. Historical Concepts provided concept design; Cline Design, architecture; Littlejohn Engineering, civil engineering; and Vignette Interior Design, interior design.

“When Crescent Cool Springs opens this summer, it will give residents the balance they crave — short commutes to work, ways to connect with friends and easy access to everything they like to do,” said Ben Collins, vice president of the Carolinas and Tennessee for Crescent Communities’ multifamily group.

Crescent Communities is also planning a 280-unit luxury apartment and retail building to be located on Division Street between The Gulch and the Music Row Roundabout. It would be Crescent’s first project located within Nashville’s urban core.


Jun 25, 2014 8:30 AM

First Farmers to shift Cool Springs lenders to Green Hills

Maury County-based bank plans to open first Davidson site this fall
Jun 16, 2014 1:07 PM

Pizza chain plans Cool Springs, Donelson openings

Pie Five Pizza, a Texas-based chain in the middle of a national growth spurt, has named the spots for its first two Nashville-area restaurants. Dana Kopp Franklin reports that the company will this summer open the doors to eateries on Cool Springs Boulevard and Lebanon Pike. Pie Five is a division of publicly traded Pizza Inn Holdings, which is on pace to ring up more than $40 million in sales this fiscal year but is still looking to turn a profit.

May 23, 2014 6:59 AM

Manufacturer HQ could be leaving Cool Springs

Food processing equipment maker moved operations here in '11
May 1, 2014 2:43 PM

Nissan sets April sales record

Nissan today announced total April U.S. sales of 103,934 vehicles, an increase of 18.3 percent over the figure from the same month in 2013 and an April record.

The Cool Springs-based company’s Nissan Division also set an April record at 94,764 sales in the month, an increase of 18.5 percent. This marks a monthly record for Nissan Division in 13 of the last 14 months.

Of note, Nissan Altima set an April record with 25,004 sales, an increase of 13.7 percent. Similarly, sales of Rogue crossovers also established an April record at 15,066, an increase of 26.6 percent, while Versa set an April sales record at 10,481, up 46.5 percent.

In contrast, Nissan moved 356 Cubes during the month, a 23.9 percent drop from the 468 mark of April 2013. The Cube is the manufacturer’s mini-MPV.

Likewise, sales of Maxima dropped 17.6 percent.

Read more here.

May 1, 2014 1:15 PM

HawsGoodwin lands federal registration certification

Cool Springs-based financial services and investment firm HawsGoodwin Financial announced today it has received federal registration certification from the Security and Exchange Commission.

SEC registration, which is based on a firm’s managed assets, enables an investment advisory company to operate coast-to-coast without individual state licensing. HawsGoodwin this month filed papers with the SEC saying it manages a little more than $100 million for about 100 clients.

In a release, company CEO Art Haws (pictured) said HawsGoodwin has no immediate plans for office expansion outside Tennessee, but noted the company’s client base is growing beyond the state and region and that the firm wanted to streamline its ability to serve out-of-state clients more effectively.

“This is a big step, and one we have worked hard to achieve,” Haws, who teams with chief operating officer Cam Goodwin to lead the company, said in the release. “While the registration with the SEC is significant, what is more significant is the loyalty of our existing clients and the promise and opportunity afforded us by our new and emerging clients.”

Relatedly, HawsGoodwin recently settled into office space at the Meridian Cool Springs Office Park in Franklin and added veteran insurance professional Tom Weatherman to lead the company’s employee benefits group.

HawsGoodwin began operation in 2009 and has since seen an approximately 20 percent annual growth.

“We are feeling very confident about our path forward,” Haws said. “Our goal is to keep the momentum going.”

Apr 25, 2014 11:30 AM

Cool Springs apartment complex sells for $83M

Cool Springs-based Wyndchase Aspen Grove garden-style apartment complex has sold for $83 million, The Tennessean reports. The purchase price is the single-greatest ever for a Nashville-area apartment property, according to the morning daily.

Mar 31, 2014 1:30 PM

IRS property to sell for $43.25M, to set per-square-foot record

Colliers Nashville office brokers transaction
Mar 28, 2014 12:12 PM

Five Below picks first area store spots

Five Below, which sells clothing, beauty products and accessories to teens and pre-teens, is preparing to open the doors to its first three locations in Middle Tennessee. The new stores are located at the Nashville West Shopping Center on Charlotte Pike, the Cool Springs Pointe development just north of CoolSprings Galleria and the Towne Center in Murfreesboro. Two more stores are on the way, officials say.

Mar 18, 2014 10:53 AM

HawsGoodwin Financial adds Weatherman to oversee new division

Cool Springs-based financial services and investment firm HawsGoodwin Financial announced today it has added an employee benefits division and has tapped Tom Weatherman to oversee it.

A 35-year insurance industry professional with long-standing ties to Middle Tennessee insurance providers and agencies, Weatherman will oversee the implementation of the new division’s infrastructure and program offerings, which include group medical, life, and dental; disability and vision; flexible and health savings accounts; wellness programs; and individual medical and life insurance.

Prior to joining HawsGoodwin, Weatherman (pictured) served as employee benefits manager for international insurance brokerage Integro. Before that, he was vice president, sales manager and producer at Brentwood-based Gale Smith and Co. He also has held sales and management positions with Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Cigna.

Weatherman received his B.S. degree from Lipscomb University.

“Tom is an extremely well-respected professional in Middle Tennessee, and his vast knowledge of the insurance industry will be beneficial to our firm and more importantly to our existing and future clients,” Art Haws, HawsGoodwin CEO, said in a release. “We view this as an important step in the firm’s growth and we are excited about the potential opportunities on the horizon.”

Mar 5, 2014 12:27 PM