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September 22, 2021

Westhaven Golf Club set to reopen after 5-month renovation

Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin announced Wednesday it will reopen to member play on Friday, Sept. 24, following a five-month greens renovation and enhancement project.

Open since 2009, Westhaven Golf Club’s 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest and Associates. This summer’s renovation included the redesign of six new greens, a newly designed practice putting green and a conversion of all putting surfaces to TifEagle Bermudagrass. Golf course architect and former Augusta National Superintendent Billy Fuller oversaw the green complex redesign project.

September 17, 2021

Southern Land breaks ground on first 300 Westerly lots in Erie

Construction at Erie’s newest master-planned community is underway as ground has been broken on 311 residential lots at Westerly.

Westerly, a Southern Land Co. development located on 400 acres at Erie Parkway and Weld County Road 5, will have about 1,200 homes at buildout and is expected to be valued at roughly $750 million.

The developer is hoping to deliver the first lots to its homebuilders by December with models coming in mid-2022 and for-sale properties completed in the following months, Heidi Majerik, Southern Land Co. vice president and general manager of Westerly, told BizWest.

September 12, 2021

Southern Land Co. Starts Work on Luxury Rental High-Rise in Fort Worth

Southern Land Co. has announced the start of off-site work on a new, 27-story luxury high-rise rental tower at 969 Commerce St. in Fort Worth, Texas. This will mark the company’s first multifamily rental project in Fort Worth.

The community is set to offer 302 for-rent efficiency, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes and penthouses, as well as eight floors of above-grade parking, resort-inspired amenities, and retail and restaurant space on site. Over 300,000 square feet of space will be available across 27 floors.

September 10, 2021

Southern Land Begins Off-Site Work on 969 Commerce St. Rentals

Southern Land Company (SLC) has begun off-site work for its new 27-story rental residences at 969 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. SLC’s residential community will feature more than 300,000 square feet with 302 for-rent efficiency, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes and penthouses, and eight floors of above-grade parking. Additionally, the community will include retail and restaurant space on the first floor.

“These will be the first luxury high-rise rental residences in downtown Fort Worth,” said Tim Downey, Southern Land Company founder and CEO. “We expect it to help pull in more transformative projects that will only add to Fort Worth’s vibrant culture and economy.”

September 7, 2021

Southern Land Starts Infrastructure Work on Luxury Downtown Fort Worth Apartment Tower

Southern Land Co. announced it’s begun infrastructure work for its planned 27-story luxury high-rise apartment tower at 969 Commerce St. in downtown Fort Worth, the city’s first downtown high-rise of rental units.

Southern Land said it expected to break ground this fall on the 302-unit building at 969 Commerce St. and Ninth Street, a site it bought in 2017 from XTO Energy, which sold its downtown portfolio of properties after it announced its sale to ExxonMobil.

SOUTHERN LAND STARTS INFRASTRUCTURE WORK ON LUXURY DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH APARTMENT TOWER

Southern Land Co. announced it’s begun infrastructure work for its planned 27-story luxury high-rise apartment tower at 969 Commerce St. in downtown Fort Worth, the city’s first downtown high-rise of rental units.

Southern Land said it expected to break ground this fall on the 302-unit building at 969 Commerce St. and Ninth Street, a site it bought in 2017 from XTO Energy, which sold its downtown portfolio of properties after it announced its sale to ExxonMobil.

September 2, 2021

A luxury apartment building in the heart of Fort Worth takes a step closer to its ascent

A long-planned 27-story apartment building in the heart of downtown Fort Worth took one step closer to reality Thursday, as Nashville-based developer Southern Land Co. announced it had begun to work on the project.

The building at 969 Commerce St. will offer 302 one- to three-bedroom apartments, eight floors of parking and “resort-inspired amenities,” according to a press release from Southern Land Co. The first floor will include space for shops and restaurants.

August 31, 2021

Brontë Prins Raises the Bar for Southern Land Co.

This year’s MFE Rising Star has helped reinvent the legal process for the Nashville-based multifamily owner and developer.

In early 2020, Southern Land Co. was moving toward closing on one of its largest multifamily transactions to date—the acquisition of an 18,816-square-foot property on Sansom Street in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse neighborhood. But when the projected closing window arrived in early March, the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold, creating a much longer and more complicated process.

At the time, Brontë Prins was six months into her position as associate general counsel at the Nashville, Tennessee–based multifamily owner and developer. She had begun her legal career with multifamily clients in private practice, first as an associate and paralegal at Clifford Chance in New York and then as an associate at Baker Donelson in Nashville, specializing in real estate and financial law. “I’m drawn to real estate because it’s something tangible,” she says. “You’re flipping through contracts, you’re working with language. And in multifamily you’re creating communities where people live, where they spend their days; you really make an impact on their lives. I think that’s a special thing to be part of.”

August 30, 2021

Date set for 15th Concert 4 The Cure

C4TC will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, on the great lawn of the Residents’ Center in Franklin’s Westhaven community starting at 5 p.m. (doors will open at 4:30 p.m.). Bands participating will include Resurrection – A Journey Tribute, Eaglemaniacs and Vic and the Spoils.

“We anticipate a big crowd this year, especially after a year off for the event,” said Matt Magallanes, board member for the Westhaven Foundation. “This event was started to help children and families battling unthinkable cancer diagnoses, so many people, sponsors and volunteers continue to step up and support C4TC and the Westhaven Foundation. It’s more important now than ever since we had to miss a year — these dollars go directly to our community and the continued hope of finding cures.”

August 5, 2021

CEOs You Should Know: Tim Downey, CEO of Southern Land Company

Tim Downey is the founder and CEO of Southern Land Company. He serves as the visionary and driving force behind the concepts and designs that distinguish Southern Land Company’s communities.

Tim’s entrepreneurship began in college when he started a janitorial service. At the time, he already had a deep appreciation for and interest in thoughtful design, architecture, and horticulture. As Tim took on more real estate development clients with his janitorial business, some of them began giving him minor building repair projects followed by real estate assignments, providing Tim with unique opportunities to learn more about the industry. It was only a matter of time until Tim combined his longstanding interests with his initial real estate development experience and launched Southern Land Company in 1986.

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August 4, 2021

Westhaven Golf Club instructor Kim Williams ties for seventh in U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Kim Williams, LPGA Golf Instructor at Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee, tied for seventh at this past weekend’s U.S. Senior Women’s Open held at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn.

The 2021 U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship was won by World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam at 12-under par (276), with Williams finishing at 2-over par (290).

“I was delighted to be reminded of the excitement of playing in a USGA event, having had the privilege of competing in over 15 U.S. Women’s Opens as both an amateur and professional,” said Williams in a release. “Most of all, it was extremely gratifying to receive the support and good wishes from the wonderful members of Westhaven Golf Club. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open with my many friends and supporters at Westhaven.”

August 2, 2021

Southern Land Company to build active adult community in Westhaven neighborhood in Franklin

Southern Land Company, the builders behind Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood, have announced plans to build an active adult community for those age 55 and older.

Approximately 200 homes will be for sale in the community, and 200 will be rentable.

The addition comes after years of hearing from homebuyers about the need for dedicated homes for those over the age of 55, the company said in an announcement. A partnership with an operator of independent living communities is in the works.

July 30, 2021

Planned active adult community announced at Westhaven

Southern Land Company (SLC), a Nashville-based national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, broke ground Friday on an active adult community at Westhaven in Franklin.

The active adult community will be dedicated solely for residents 55 and over with no children under the age of 19 residing with them. Residents will enjoy maintenance-free living and the beauty, amenities and programming offered at Westhaven.

July 26, 2021

How Nolensville is preparing for its development boom with a revamped economic committee

A revamped committee in Nolensville focused on the economic development of the town is setting the stage for recruiting new businesses as the community prepares for inevitable growth.

The town, which in 2010 had only 5,000 residents, is expected to report approximately 14,000 people in the latest U.S. Census, Town Manager Victor Lay said. This comes as Nolensville is refreshing its committees, including one for economic development.

July 1, 2021

Dive Into What’s Happening Now In Las Vegas

Call Downtown Las Vegas home at Auric Symphony Park, a new luxury mid-rise community from Southern Land Company.

“Auric Symphony Park’s thoughtfully designed apartment homes, world-class amenities and unparalleled location provide a first-of-its-kind luxury housing community in one of the city’s most vibrant and dynamic areas,” says Tim Downey, founder and CEO of SLC. “We are marking a significant milestone in the life of Auric Symphony Park, as we prepare to welcome the first prospective residents to see firsthand how their lifestyles can be enhanced by living here. We believe Auric Symphony Park offers the best of both worlds—convenient access to the excitement of Downtown Las Vegas and the Strip and the relaxation and features that are synonymous with a luxuriously comfortable dwelling.”

June 24, 2021

385-unit apartment project underway in Denver suburb

Southern Land Company has broken ground on a $90 million, 385-unit apartment complex at the Karl’s Farm master-planned community in Northglenn, the company announced earlier this month.

The project, located at 1801 E. 120th Ave., will include a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across three-story townhomes and four-story apartment buildings. It will occupy 13.8 of the 66 total acres at Karl’s Farm, which the City of Northglenn bills as “one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels of land” in the city.