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Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival

This past weekend, Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community hosted Franklin, Tennessee’s first-ever Hot Air Balloon Festival. More than 5,500 people spent the evening of May 14 at the festival, which was open to anyone. Proceeds benefit the balloon festival’s charity partner Mercy Community Healthcare. Events such as this one are part of the fabric of […]

The Need for Speed

Developers are on the hook to provide high-speed WiFi and spaces to connect one-on-one. In the Smartphone Age, most professionals expect high-speed Internet access everywhere, and that demand is impacting developers. In terms of connectivity, “What was acceptable five years ago is no longer acceptable,” says Cindy DeFrancesco, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations for […]

The Importance of Memory Points

“A Memory Point Could Be The Tipping Point” By: PJ Littleton “Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you […]

Conversations at the ULI Spring Meeting in Philadelphia

Last week, the Urban Land Institute’s Spring conference in Philadelphia came to a close. Several Southern Land Company experts, including Dustin Downey, took part in some of the great conversations that took place at the event. The conference generated interesting write-ups about several topics important to Southern Land Company, from national trends to Philadelphia-centric issues. […]

An Interview With Westhaven Golf Course Superintendent Richard Pavlasek

For many people in our communities, warmer spring weather is the cue to dust off their golf clubs. But though golf season is kicking off, growing the perfect turf grass is a year-round task. Just ask Richard Pavlasek, CGCS – the certified golf course superintendent at Southern Land Company community Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, TN. […]

The Rise of the 18-hour City

While 24-hour cities still attract residents and real estate companies, slightly quieter 18-hour cities are gaining appeal. Cities that never sleep tend to exist in a real estate bubble. Las Vegas and New York will always attract fresh residents, for example. But a new type of town is generating buzz in the real estate industry. […]

Who is Buying Single-Family Homes?

The National Association of REALTORS’ 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report highlights who’s buying homes, who’s selling them and what trends are on the horizon. Millenials are the largest share of home-buyers, according to the National Association of REALTORS’ 2016 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. They are also becoming more and more […]

National Trend: Beyond Car-Dependent Buildings

Southern Land Company’s 3601 Market community in Philadelphia continues to generate positive buzz for the way its amenities and design tap into national real estate trends. In January, New York Times reporter Ronda Kaysen used 3601 Market to exemplify how developers are building housing for young professionals in college towns. Then in February, GlobeSt.com ran a story about a RealShare Conference panel that […]

Nashville Welcomes New Growth and Community Voices

After Mayor Megan Barry was sworn into office on September 25, she got to work immediately, according to Lonnell Matthews, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood and Community Engagement. Matthews reports that Mayor Barry intends to carefully scrutinize the city’s programs to improve sidewalks, livability, ensure affordable housing, reduce the city’s rate of youth violence and implement […]

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