Advice From One Of Nashville's Top Developers
Bruce McNeilage, one of Nashville’s most prominent developers, shares his in-depth knowledge of the local investor market in an article that he recently wrote for Think Realty magazine.
He is the CEO and Co-founder of Kinloch Partners. They focus on building single-family homes in the Atlanta area, multi-family homes in Nashville, and other projects across the country.
Bruce is the genius behind local developments such as Solo East, The Park at Five Points, and Solo Lofts. I say genius because he accomplished something that many thought was impossible with Solo East. This project was recently built in the heart of East Nashville with prices starting at $149,900.
The smart folks who bought those homes moved in with instant equity.
Bruce thinks that Nashville is still an attractive market for investors. And he offers this advice:
- Look for areas of Metro Nashville that are not fully developed and where land is affordable.
- Then ask yourself these questions: Is there enough space for multi-family? Should you rehab or tear-down? Is the neighborhood right for renters or homeowners?
- Is the area ripe for appreciation and improvement?
This is great advice for those looking to invest in Nashville. However, I think he hit the nail on the head when he said:
“Because of that massive, ongoing population influx we mentioned earlier, most of the metro area will add value quickly if the housing is attractive to new residents.”
Much of the demand for housing comes from the 100 new residents who call Nashville home every day. So it is imperative that your offering is geared to this new group of Nashvillians.
If you can attract people to the area, then the bars, restaurants, and retail will follow your lead. That’s when prices explode.
Think East Nashville 20 years ago, 12 South a decade ago, and Wedgewood-Houston in the last five years.
If you have questions about the Nashville investment market, I have answers.
Hit reply or give me a call, and I’ll get back to you right away.
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