More than 230 of the top players in the commercial real estate industry attended Midwest Real Estate News’ first Nashville Commercial Real Estate Summit at the Omni Nashville Hotel last week.
And these industry pros shared plenty of good news about the Nashville CRE market. According to presenters, every asset class in this market is showing growth, with vacancies down, asking rents up and construction on the rise.
This ties in with the general good economic health of Nashville. The unemployment rate here is down, and construction cranes are filling the sky again.
The Apartment/Multifamily panel featured Russ Oldham, CBRE, moderator; Tony Giarratana, Giarratana Nashville; Keith Melton, Walker & Dunlop; Aaron White, Evergreen Real Estate; Kent Ayer, TDK Development; and Brendon Sullivan, Berkshire Group.
Retail, Office, Industrial, Healthcare & Investment panel: Rob Lowe, Cushman & Wakefield; Holly Buchanan, Kabat Real Estate Solutions, moderator; Scott Andrews, Healthcare Realty; Sue Earnest, Avison Young; David Baker, Baker Storey McDonald Properties; and Anthony Lunceford, Colliers International.
A large crowd enjoys hearing about the soaring construction activity and falling vacancies throughout Nashville’s commercial real estate market.
Nashville Commercial Real Estate Titans panel: Warren Smith, Avison Young, emcee; John Eakin, Eakin Partners; Janet Miller, Colliers International; Whitfield Hamilton, Panattoni; Celeste Patterson, H.G. Hill Realty; Jeff Haynes, Boyle Investment Company; and David McGahren, Cushman & Wakefield, moderator.