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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 […]

Dustin Downey: Everybody is Moving to Downtown Philly

On February 12, Southern Land Company’s Senior Vice President of Multifamily Development Dustin Downey spoke on a panel called, “Live, Work, Play: The Areas Teeming with Activity” at the RealShare Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conversation touched on key factors that are driving the mixed-use real estate sector, both nationally and in the Philadelphia market. According to Downey, Philadelphia […]

Spreading a Love of Horticulture

By Laura Tomlin This December, I had the opportunity to share with about 20 Southern Land Company fellow employees my design techniques of making a gorgeous, display-ready Christmas tree. That class may seem like a small event, but that “Lunch and Learn” seminar exemplifies a deep-rooted value at our company: we are stronger through sharing […]

Sending Love to the Troops

By David Lacy – Resident of the Westhaven community for 11 years I know first-hand how important letters are to soldiers stationed far from home. I enlisted in the United States Army in 1986. After finishing infantry school and airborne school, I was selected to attend The United States Military Academy at West Point in upstate New York. The Academy […]

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