New image for Bridgestone tower shows activated corner

The development team behind the Bridgestone Americas skyscraper now under construction in SoBro has an updated informational packet that shows an image of the tower's base. The rendering shows the northwest corner of the building at street level (at the intersection of the southeast corner of Demonbreun Street and Fourth Avenue South) and with notable pedestrian space. Read more about the project here.

(Image courtesy of Highwoods and Perkins + Will)

May 7, 2015 7:03 AM

MDHA to vote on Bridgestone tower design

One week after announcing it plans to develop a 30-story skyscraper to accommodate Bridgestone Americas' headquarters, Highwoods Properties will take the first step toward landing various needed government approvals.

Today, the company goes before the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s design review committee to seek approval for the planned tower’s exterior design. MDHA approval is needed given the Bridgestone building will rise (at 200 Fourth Ave. S.) within the agency’s Rutledge Hill Redevelopment District.

Similarly, Highwoods will still need Metro Council and Tennessee State Board of Equalization approval related to incentives. The site is already appropriately zoned for the 460-foot-tall highrise.

Highwoods is hoping to land approvals and secure permits so as to break ground no later than mid-January 2015.

Read more about the project here and check back with the Post later today for the MDHA vote result.

(Image courtesy of Highwoods and Perkins + Will)

Nov 18, 2014 6:45 AM

Highwoods highlights Bridgestone building with glossy presentation

Highwoods Properties has assembled a comprehensive presentation related to the 30-story tower it plans for SoBro and to house Bridgestone Americas' headquarters. Among other things, the package details the building's floor plates — some of them will be more than 31,000 square feet — and the 15 floors of parking, four of which will be below ground.

The included video, in particular, is worth watching. Take a look here.

(Image courtesy of Highwoods and Perkins + Will)

Nov 12, 2014 1:13 PM

VU renews big West End lease

Vanderbilt University officials have renewed their big lease at the prominent 3401 West End Ave. office building located near Interstate 440. The building is owned by Highwoods Properties, executives with which say the VU renewal was the largest single renewal they had before them between now and the end of 2015. Vanderbilt takes up 199,000 of the building's roughly 250,000 square feet of space.

Oct 21, 2014 7:14 AM

AIG to add 200 jobs here in coming years

Financial services titan to lease space in planned Seven Springs building
Sep 2, 2014 11:26 AM

Brookdale adding Brentwood space

Senior living community operator ramping up ahead of Emeritus acquisition
May 29, 2014 6:36 AM

Real estate notes: Highwoods lands tenant for Harpeth on the Green V

Also: Gulch building to be rehabbed for eatery; Mid-South Wire acquires Visco building for $3.7M
May 28, 2014 2:17 PM

Kirkland's HQ headed to Maryland Farms

Retailer taking twice the space it now has at Two Rivers
Apr 21, 2014 2:16 PM

High-priced real estate

With area office building space availability tight, will the next wave of Class A structures lure tenants prepared to pay top dollar?
Sep 12, 2013 10:09 AM

Highwoods buys the Pinnacle, local group the Regions Center

Regional developer Highwoods Properties has put a bow on its $153 million purchase of the Pinnacle at Symphony Place. President and CEO Ed Fritsch says the building will generate almost $11 million in operating income in 2014 and that his team expects to lease another 40,000 square feet or so in the next two years. Also noteworthy: The company's brochure claims that rents at the Pinnacle are between 5 percent and 7 percent below the market for top-notch space.

Separately, the NBJ's Nevin Batiwalla reports that Nashville-based Rubicon Equities has bought the downtown tower formerly known as Regions Center for $14.5 million — $1 million than the building fetched in a failed auction last year. There's no word yet on what happens to the building now, but reports that UBS will put 1,000 of its employees there would make Rubicon's investment seem a lot better in a short time.

Sep 6, 2013 6:57 AM