Berry Farms eyed for Hampton Inn, office building

Franklin-based developer Boyle Investment Co. is targeting an office building and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel structure for its mixed-used Berry Farms development, The Tennessean reports. 

The 250,000-square-foot Class A office building (pictured here), to be called The Offices at Town Center, will be the 600-acre development’s first structure of its type. Construction could start this fall, according to the morning daily.

A fall groundbreaking also could be on tap for the 123-room Hampton, to be developed by Chartwell Hospitality. That entity recently finished it Hilton Garden Inn in SoBro.

Jul 24, 2015 1:38 PM

Barbecue joint headed for downtown Franklin

The team behind Alabama-based Moe's Original Bar B Que has begun working on its second Middle Tennessee location, the downtown Franklin site formerly home to both a Copper Kettle outpost and Uncle Bud's Catfish Shack. The restaurant is expected to open its doors around Labor Day and be able to house 85 people inside and another 50 on a patio. Check out more info here.

Jul 24, 2015 12:48 PM

Headline Homes: June 2015

On the list this month: a former Nomar Garciaparra teammate, the estate of the Possum himself, a Mars Petcare VP, and more…
Jul 24, 2015 7:00 AM

Rehab on the way for Franklin Public Square landmark

First Tennessee to sell building but remain as tenant
Jul 23, 2015 3:13 PM

UBS confirms big Franklin expansion

Cool Springs outpost expected to grow to 350 in coming years
Jun 22, 2015 3:24 PM

Headline Homes: May 2015

On the list this month: the governor's new neighbor, the oldest house in Headline Homes history, a Fresh Hospitality exec, and more...
Jun 18, 2015 7:12 AM

Franklin Financial lease another sign of property market's health

So it turns out the glitzy parts of Nashville — downtown, West End, The Gulch and the like — aren't the only area office submarkets where space now costs more than $30 per square foot.

The leaders of Franklin Financial Network last week signed 15-year lease papers for almost 17,000 square feet that's been built onto their downtown Franklin headquarters by a company controlled by bank directors Henry Brockman and David Kemp.

Franklin Financial's starting rent is $33.25, which is $4.50 more than Spectrum Emery Properties is asking for its big and shiny One Franklin Park building located a few miles northeast. Even taking into account the "friendly" nature of the deal — which includes a clause allowing that rental rate to rise between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent annually — the lease tells us the Nashville-area property market is in fine fettle, to say the least.

Check out the deal's details here.

SEE ALSO: Franklin Synergy in branch sale-leaseback with directors from late last year

Jun 17, 2015 7:04 AM

Real estate notes: Site set for assisted living facility sells for $1.68M

Also: Saint Thomas West plans interior update
May 27, 2015 2:01 PM

Headline Homes: April 2015

On the list this month: a Frist, a Nissan chairman, an ex-Titans coordinator, and more...
May 21, 2015 7:00 AM

Franklin planning director exits

Catherine Powers, Franklin's director of planning and sustainability, has unexpectedly resigned her post, effective immediately. Powers had been on the job for five years. Emily West at Franklin Homepage writes that city leaders didn't give much of an explanation at all Tuesday evening as to the circumstances of her exit.

May 13, 2015 11:45 AM