Cumberland Center to partner with One City developer

Cumberland Center Chairman and CEO Scott Massey today announced a partnership with Cambridge Holdings, Inc., in the process allowing the center to become the second announced tenant for the planned One City.

The partnership is meant to grow regional hubs that "generate prosperity through innovation."

Cumberland Center’s announcement today comes as the center is launched as an independent local nonprofit working with select national and international universities and businesses and affiliated with the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School. The center, which will be housed at One City (stylized as oneC1TY), is presently sharing space at oneC1TY’s offices in SunTrust Plaza.

Dallas-based Cambridge, a health care campus developer, entered the Nashville market recently when it purchased from Health Care REIT land for health care, technology, retail and residential project One City. Cambridge will next week begin construction on the 19-acre campus, located along the 28th/31st Avenue Connector and between Charlotte Avenue and the West End corridor. The Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance was the first announced tenant of the mixed-use development.

Cumberland Center (stylized as CumberlandCenter and aligned with Lebanon-based Cumberland University) is preparing for its annual signature event, the Global South Summit. The 2013 summit, held Nov. 11-12 at the Music City Center, convenes global C-level leaders to develop solutions for creating abundance in the food and health arenas. (Read more here.)

The Cambridge Mindful Living Foundation is the lead institutional sponsor of the summit and other core Cumberland Center initiatives.

“We couldn’t have a better partner to help further our mission and ‘power’ our Summit than oneC1TY and Cambridge” Massey said in a release.  “Not only are they currently developing oneC1TY in Nashville, the most dynamic and transformative lifestyle campus in the U.S., but we share the mutual goal of creating innovative networked urban areas — where a highly charged creative environment composed of universities, high-tech manufacturers, software and service providers, and nimble start-ups collaborate to compete in the global marketplace.”


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