Portman Delivers The Moore Building In Nashville’s Music Row

National developer Portman and Creed Investment Company today announce the delivery of The Moore Building, a 16-story Class-A office building with ground-floor retail space in the heart of Nashville’s iconic Music Row district. Legal advertising firm Whitehardt and Albany Road Real Estate Partners will be among the building’s first office tenants, both of which are expected to move into the building in summer of 2023. CBRE Senior Vice President J.T. Martin handles office leasing for the project. 

Located within walking distance of Broadway, The Moore Building features 236,000 square feet of office space and 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. Committed to seamlessly integrating into Nashville’s vibrant backdrop, Portman engaged local architect Gresham Smith to design a state-of-the-art, amenity-rich tower in the midst of one of Nashville’s most walkable and bikeable communities. The building features a sky lobby on the 8th floor which leads to a 4,000-square-foot amenity deck that boasts sprawling views of Midtown and Vanderbilt University.

“As Nashville’s popularity continues to skyrocket, it was important to us to create a multi-functioning building that integrates pieces of the city’s history while also paving the way for its promising future,” said Reid Scott, Vice President of Development at Portman. “We are proud of the connectivity that The Moore Building provides to an already lively area of the city and look forward to further investments in the Nashville market for years to come.”

The multi-use building was thoughtfully curated with both tenants and visitors in mind, combining work and play in one coherent concept. On the 8th floor, the amenity deck provides a space for office tenants to gather and get outside during the work day. The retail-activated ground floor is designed around an extended porte-cochère lobby, one of the first in the city.

Whitehardt, a local legal advertising firm, will be furthering its business at The Moore Building beginning early this summer. Joining them is Boston-based Albany Road Real Estate partners, a private equity real estate firm with offices in Nashville, Dallas and Denver.

“We’re thrilled to be one of the first companies to make The Moore Building our new home”, says Kevin White, CEO at Whitehardt. “Our clients fly in from law firms all across the country and are always excited to have a Nashville experience. Now add to that experience getting to come into this beautiful building in this iconic part of town to do business – home run!”

Named after Elvis Presley’s former guitarist Scotty Moore, the building is located on the previous site of Moore’s recording studio Music City Recorders, later known as Studio 19. In order to preserve the site’s rich history, Portman brought on Rachel Halvorson Designs to lead the interior design for the project, taking cues from the 1970s and including subtle music references to establish a unique, refined workplace setting. The Moore Building’s amenity level features art from local groups, New Hat Projects and Tinney Contemporary Gallery. Additionally, the space includes one-of-a-kind vintage furniture pieces combined with luxury textures like mohair velvets, terrazzo and custom wood pieces by local designer Aberdeen Studios.

In addition to the Moore Building, Portman is applying its experience with experiential mixed-use development to two other urban infill projects in Nashville: Starling and Eleven North.

In Germantown, Portman is developing Starling, a 363-unit residential community that overlooks the Nashville Sounds’ First Horizon Park. The project includes an expansion of the Cumberland River Greenway and 17,000 square feet of chef-driven restaurant concepts at the street level. The development recently secured Toastique, a Washington, D.C.-based gourmet toast and juice bar, as its first tenant.

Portman is redeveloping Eleven North, a 10-acre apartment campus in The Gulch, into a connected mixed-use destination with the addition of three mid-rise residential and office buildings. Located adjacent to Asurion’s HQ campus and Amazon’s new towers, the project will provide a critical link between the North Gulch and mid-Gulch districts. With direct access to the Gulch Greenway trail, Eleven North will create new paths for seamless pedestrian connectivity to the Gulch neighborhoods.

To learn more about Portman, visit: https://www.portmanholdings.com/.

About Portman: 

Founded by famed architect John Portman in the 1950s, Portman is a privately owned national real estate investment, development and management firm focused on delivering premier quality office, hospitality, residential, industrial, and mixed-use projects prioritizing occupant experience through first class execution. The diversified, full-service company has developed over 72 million square feet of landmark real estate assets and currently has over 27 projects in development throughout eleven markets across the country employing an unequaled pedigree of experience, industry knowledge, and commitment to excellence. Portman has established a successful global network and has a proven track record with the world’s top financial institutions. Teams in the company’s national offices seamlessly connect to develop, finance, and manage a diverse portfolio in the key strategic and emerging markets throughout the US. Portman Holdings continues to achieve success through investor, partner and client relationships that deliver exceptional real estate assets and innovative, experiential places.