The members of entertainment law firm Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem plan upgrades for the Fender Building on Music Row after having acquire it for $1.84 million, according to a release.
The attorneys plan to begin renovation work soon and move their offices in 2016 from Terrazzo in The Gulch to the building, the address for which is 20 Music Square W. The two-story building spans 10,000 square feet and sits on a .34-acre lot.
Of note, Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects designed Terrazzo and is also designing the renovation of the Fender Building (pictured at left and below).
“We are excited about moving our entertainment and sports legal practice to the historic heart of Music City and to a building that has played such a central role in creating Nashville’s musical reputation,” firm partner Jennifer Ghanem said in the release. “We hope to capture the historical spirit of this structure, paying homage to the people and organizations it has housed over the years, and I believe we have the right architect for the job. We look forward to seeing Manuel’s vision take shape.”
KTRAG attorneys were represented on the sale by James Roscoe High and J.C. Darby of Southeast Venture. The seller, Brandon Liggett, of Titan Real Estate Group, represented himself in the transaction.
In addition to guitar maker Fender, the building (opened in 1967) housed ABC Records, and the record label operated a small recording studio there.
JLL to handle management of two Green Hills buildings
JLL announced today its Nashville office will handle leasing and property management for 20 Burton Hills and 40 Burton Hills. Archerd Bell Investments owns the property.
The two Class A office buildings span a collective 240,000 square feet, according to a release. With 49,000 square feet available, 20 Burton Hills has one of the largest blocks of vacant space in the Nashville market.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Archerd Bell Investments on the management and leasing of their office portfolio in Green Hills,” Bill Adair, JLL vice president, said in the release. “The vacancy at 20 Burton Hills is great space, which we feel will appeal to current tenant needs.”
The JLL team includes Bill Adair, vice president, and Jennifer Morris, general manager. The team will work closely with Chuck Archerd, managing partner and CFO of Archerd Bell Investments.
JLL leases and manages 33.1 million square feet of assets across the Tennessee market.
Hill Realty Five Points-area project lands permit
H.G. Hill Realty Co. has landed a permit for its Five Points-area project in East Nashville, according to a Metro document.
Dowdle Construction Group will handle the work, with the permit valued at about $1.24 million.
The building (read more here) will offer ground-level retail and offices on the second level. Its address will be 960 Woodland St.
Core drilling at Cambria site
Men were seen today on the SoBro site to accommodate a Cambria hotel.
Read more here.
Groundbreaking looms for 222
Jersey barriers have been installed at the SoBro site to accommodate mixed-use tower 222. Read more here.
MDHA OKs 505 amenities deck
The Metro Development and Housing Agency Design Review Committee Tuesday morning unanimously approved the amenities deck for the 505 mixed-use tower, construction for which is now underway at the southwest corner of the intersection of Fifth Avenue north and Church Street.
Read more here.
(Image courtesy KTRAG and MZA)
Nashville-based Southern Land Co. has landed a foundation permit for its $125 million mixed-use development in Green Hills.
SLC Commercial Construction is handling the work, with the permit valued at about $5.4 million, according to a Metro document.
The building will rise at 4000 Hillsboro Road.
Read more here.
The Alliance for Green Hills officials announced today the entity — formed as a platform for residents, businesses, developers and government agencies to collaborate on improved community planning for the Nashville suburb — has been granted 501(c)4 nonprofit status.
In addition, the nonprofit announced in a release its directors: Ed Cole, president and cofounder; Jena Armistead, vice president; Elizabeth Miller, secretary; Susannah Scott-Barnes, treasurer; Dr. Stacy Dorris-Proctor; Charlotte Cooper; Carey Morgan; Michael McNally; Steve Horrell; Brent Smith; and Michael Hasty.
The nonprofit’s annual operating budget is not being disclosed.
Nashville-based Southern Land Co., which is developing a $125 million mixed-use project in Green Hills, helped launch The Alliance for Green Hills in May with a $100,000 donation, according to The Tennessean.
“The energy and excitement of the group is remarkable,” Cole said in the release. “Our volunteer leaders dedicate their time to studying planning materials, holding meetings and taking action.
“Nashville is turning a new page and Green Hills residents will have a voice in the forward motion,” added Cole, former executive director of Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee. “Longtime Nashvillians have commented to me that now is the right time for this type of collaboration, which further affirms our mission.”
The Alliance for Green Hills will direct its initial efforts on improving the form and function of Green Hills’ commercial core. The nonprofit said it will collaborate with private and public sector partners to implement “well thought out plans already in existence.”
The nonprofit will take a particular focus on multimodal transportation, beautification and access to open, community spaces.