When UBS put its business solutions center into downtown Nashville, the financial giant planned 1,000 jobs. Today, Bob McCann, CEO of UBS Wealth Management Americas, told The Tennessean that number will be smashed when it's all said and done:
"We’re very excited about where we are today, and I’m very comfortable saying this time next year we’ll have 1,500 people."
UBS is currently renovating two floors at the former Regions Center (the tower now bears UBS' name) to add 45,000 square feet of space for 400 more workers, according to Getahn Ward's report.
The company also plans to open a wealth management center of some sort, possibly in Cool Springs, according to the NBJ.
"We're looking to take that number higher. The target over the next year is to have around 270 [wealth management employees in Tennessee]," Johnson said. The success of the financial center downtown has "given us the tailwind to do further expansion," he added.
Franklin-based billionaire Brad Kelley has acquired 207 acres in Williamson County for $18.6 million, Nashville Business Journal reports.
The lands sits at the site where Cool Springs Boulevard dead-ends into Mack Hatcher Parkway within the Franklin city limits.
Forbes estimates Kelley's net worth at $2.1 billion.
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The stalled plans for a golf course community near Arrington Vineyards and including the former property of singer Tanya Tucker are being revived, writes Kevin Walters. The project's Ohio lender foreclosed on the more than 700 acres last year, five years after developers paid $11.5 million for the land.
CoolSprings Galleria officials announced today the mall has landed boutique retailer Brighton Collectibles. The store, which will feature handbags, jewelry, belts, shoes and fragrances, is slated to open in early summer.
Based in City of Industry, Calif., the privately held Brighton Collectibles was founded in 1991. The company’s products can be found in 140 retail stores nationwide and in more than 6,000 boutiques.
“The momentum CoolSprings Galleria had in 2012 with openings including Apple, J.Crew/ Crewcuts, Ann Taylor, White House/Black Market, Clarks, Aldo, Great Wraps, PANDORA, and more will continue into 2013,” David Meadows, general manager of CoolSprings Galleria, said in a release. “Brighton will complement the mall’s current retailers and offer our guests another option for boutique shopping at CoolSprings Galleria.”
The mother-son team of residential real estate brokers Dianne Christian and Matt Daniel have broken away from the Franklin office of Keller Williams Realty to launch their own company. Daniel-Christian Real Estate has set up shop in downtown Franklin.
“The Middle Tennessee real estate market has weathered the recession well and is now poised for another growth opportunity,” Daniel said. “Dianne and I are very confident that our expertise gives us an edge. We can help clients achieve their dreams and goals in a thoughtful and strategic way.”
The course management arm of veteran golfer Davis Love III's company has been contracted to run Temple Hills Golf Club in Franklin. In a statement, company officials say the 40-year-old club is in line for some upgrades.
The team members at the Williamson County Office of Economic Development were at the end of 2012 chasing projects that could bring almost 10,000 jobs to the county. That number was down about 15 percent from three months before, as was the total square footage those companies were looking for. But given some of the seasonality involved, it's worth looking at year-ago numbers, too. Compared to the end of 2011, the total number of jobs in play was up 3 percent, and the space companies were looking for was 12 percent larger.
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