In The News


June 4, 2021

Taking a look at “The Laurel”

Overlooking Rittenhouse Square, the long-anticipated luxury high-rise “The Laurel” is now underway. Last week, a sneak preview of the 28th floor views was held for realtors and potential buyers. Developed by Southern Land Company, the $300 million tower at 1911 Walnut Street will have retail and lobbies to the first two stories. Through the 25th floor, there will be market-rate rental units, followed by a floor dedicated to amenities on the 26th—including a pool, fitness area, lounge, deck, sauna, and dog spa. The remaining stories will hold luxury, multi-million-dollar condos.

June 3, 2021

Lifestyle-Focused Multifamily Residences Break Ground in Northglenn

A collection of multifamily residences have broken ground at Southern Land Company’s (SLC) Karl’s Farm development located at 1801 E. 120th Avenue in Northglenn. SLC will invest more than $90 million into the City of Northglenn with the project, building a total of 385 townhomes and studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes.

“It is a thrill for us to contribute to the amazing Karl’s Farm development,” said Kevin House, vice president of Multifamily Development – West at SLC. “The team at KF Developers, Inc., the master developer behind the project, has done an outstanding job creating something special at Karl’s Farm, where there is rich history and heritage. We are proud to offer dynamic housing solutions in what is poised to become a vibrant community.”

May 27, 2021

McStain, Wonderland to lead home building efforts at SLC’s Erie development

Wonderland Homes Inc. and McStain Constructors LLC will be the home building team for Southern Land Co.’s Westerly master-planned community in Erie.

The builders are expected to construct about 1,200 homes on the site with models breaking ground this year.

“Collectively, this team of builders has an outstanding track record of high quality, creativity, and successful development,” Heidi Majerik, SLC vice president and general manager of Westerly, said in a statement. “It is important to Southern Land Co. to partner with builders that complement one another as we strive to deliver an unparalleled living experience to a wide variety of residents.”

Knox-Henderson High-Rise Opens

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, hosted a grand opening event at its new luxury multifamily high-rise, Nové at Knox, on May 12. The community was developed in partnership with KBS, one of the largest owners of real estate in the U.S.

SLC employees and partners who were part of the development project attended a reception on the property’s fourth-floor pool deck and resident lounge to celebrate the milestone, marking the completion of the project.

May 25, 2021

Grand Opening Held at 310-Unit Novē at Knox Luxury High-Rise Apartment Building in Dallas Marked Final Milestone of Development

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, hosted a grand opening event at its new luxury multifamily high-rise, Novē at Knox. The community was developed in partnership with KBS, one of the largest owners of real estate in the U.S.

May 24, 2021

Southern Land Co. Announces Builder Team at Denver Master Plan Westerly

Southern Land Co. (SLC), a national real estate developer headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the home builder team at Westerly, its new 400-acre master-planned community in Erie, Colorado, which broke ground last month.

The builder team will consist of SLC Homebuilding, Southern Land Co.’s in-house building group, as well as two Colorado home builders: McStain Neighborhoods, based in Denver, and Wonderland Homes, based in Greenwood Village.

May 11, 2021

Slideshow — Westhaven Town Center park dedication

Executives of Southern Land Co. recently hosted a celebration to make the completion of their Town Center at Westhaven commercial development and to dedicate the Westhaven neighborhood’s lakefront park as Magli Green.

The town center off Highway 96 west of downtown Franklin is home to more than 30 businesses and service firms. Its Magli Green element is named after the late real estate executive Boyce Magli, a longtime friend of Southern Land President and CEO Tim Downey, and will be open to the public and be able to host concerts, special events and other programming.

All in one place: Westhaven completes its town center

Katie Britt isn’t surprised when she hears a customer in her Westhaven sweet shop say the words “exhausted parent.” They could be describing how they feel, but more likely they’re ordering one her specialty ice creams.

Exhausted Parent is one of the shop’s top-selling flavors, “very fitting for the Westhaven community,” said Britt, who owns Sweethaven.

The shop is one of more than 30 businesses and services located in the master-planned community’s bustling Town Center mixed-use district, which was among the first of its kind in a Williamson County neighborhood. Others have embraced the idea, including Burkitt Commons near Nolensville and Tollgate Village in Thompson’s Station.

April 30, 2021

Westhaven’s Town Center is Officially Complete

The vibrant Town Center at Westhaven, Southern Land Company’s award-winning master-planned community in Franklin, is officially complete. Southern Land Company Founder & CEO Tim Downey marked the milestone during a public, celebratory event at Westhaven on Wednesday, April 28, which included the naming and dedication of the community’s new lakefront park, Magli Green. Magli Green will be open to the public and will serve as a venue for concerts, special events, and ongoing programming.

April 29, 2021

Westhaven names new park, celebrates completion of Town Center

With the opening of its last remaining buildings and a new lakefront park, Town Center in Westhaven is officially complete.

The master-planned community was founded 15 years ago and is home to a number of single-family residences, retail, offices and restaurants. Developers marked the build-out of the area with a celebratory event and the dedication of the area’s new lakefront park, Magli Green.

April 6, 2021

Southern Land Co. begins 150-unit multifamily project in Garden City

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, has broken ground on a new luxury multifamily apartment home community, located at 555 Stewart Ave. SLC will invest more than $100 million into the Village of Garden City with the project, providing one of the first new multifamily rental housing options to the community in more than 50 years. Construction of SLC’s apartment home community is expected to create more than 400 jobs locally.

Southern Land Co. breaks ground on Erie residential project

Southern Land Co., a Tennessee-based real estate developer, broke ground last week on Westerly, the company’s latest residential project in Erie.Westerly, 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 project is planned to include a 35,000-square-foot “town square” element with retail and dining.

March 21, 2021

2021 In Charge – Development

Each year, our In Charge list brings together business, political and civic leaders from all corners of the Middle Tennessee landscape. This year’s list is our 12th iteration and features roughly 500 people driving change across the region. We thank our friends and colleagues at the Scene and Nfocus for their help in creating it.

March 17, 2021

$110M luxury rental project aims to transform blighted waterfront

Developers pitching a $110 million luxury apartment complex in Port Washington will have a public scoping session before the North Hempstead Town Board next week. The Zoom scoping session slated for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, kicks off the environmental study process for the seven-story, 176-unit waterfront rental building proposed by Southern Land Company that would replace a blighted commercial site at 145 West Shore Road on Hempstead Harbor.