Southeast Venture: A Local Commercial Design Firm

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Whether you are a true Nashville local or are new to the area, you have probably come across one – if not several – of Southeast Venture’s commercial design projects, which span from Nashville’s growing East Nashville and Germantown neighborhoods to the popular 12 South and Nations districts, and even Franklin, Tennessee.

But how might you recognize Southeast Venture’s signature? 

As a locally-owned and operated design firm, Southeast Venture has a genuine interest in both the preservation and growth of our city, which is why we actively pursue revitalization and urban redevelopment projects waiting to be dusted-off and reclaimed by commercial innovators.

A wonderful example of such community planning efforts is L+L Marketplace. By reimagining the possibilities for a former 1930’s era hosiery mill on Charlotte Avenue, Southeast Venture converted owner and developer Tamay Ozari’s 55,000 square foot historic building into an “open mall” frequented by locals and tourists alike. Now known for its historic yet fresh shopping experience, L+L Marketplace features boutiques, eateries, and even lifestyle services (Bend and Zen Hot Yoga, the Collective 615 workspace, and Cyclebar, to name a few).

Projects such as L+L Marketplace highlight the intersection of our firm’s three commercial disciplines: real estate, design, and development.

Learn more about Southeast Venture’s unique approach to Nashville and Middle Tennessee commercial real estate.

What Is Southeast Venture’s Design Inspiration?

Our design team at Southeast Venture excels in architecture, interior design, and master planning services. And by bringing together our team of experts, Southeast Venture does not merely visualize a site’s potential with fresh design – we also provide unique and innovative solutions for our community’s needs.

What is a good design if it does not meet the needs of our clients or, moreso, that of their customers or patients? This is why our eye for design requires a larger lens.

Our designs at Southeast Venture aim to do the following for the greater Nashville community, if not a combination:

  1. Reflect neighborhoods and consider the impact of new developments in their communities.
  2. Optimize the value of real estate and increase the profitability of businesses.
  3. Encourage locals and tourists to engage in shopping, dining, and lifestyle services.
  4. Revitalize buildings, while maintaining architectural integrity, for modern purposes.
  5. Create spaces to our client’s specifications while also shaping them to their optimal purpose.

A Few Other Signature Southeast Venture Projects

While our diverse Nashville portfolio continues to grow, consider whether these trademark Southeast Venture projects align with, or inspire, your own commercial dreams:

  1. Belcourt Village
  2. Rustici Watershed
  3. Eastside Heights
  4. Hill Center Belle Meade
  5. Silo Bend

Convinced this is the commercial design partnership you’ve been looking for? Contact us.

Belcourt Village (Hillsboro Village)

Completed in 2020, the Belcourt Village is located in the heart of bustling Hillsboro Village and features 10,000 square feet of retail space, 24,000 square feet of office space, and 28 residential units.

Design services provided:

Residential & mixed-use design

Rustici Watershed (Franklin)

Previously a warehouse, the Rustici Watershed office near Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin is a multi-textured, versatile, and culture-centric space. It includes a large mezzanine, tall glass roll-up doors, a statement staircase, and an outdoor work and play space.

Design services provided:

Design, interior design

Eastside Heights (5th & Woodlawn)

If you frequently drive I-24, you have seen the gray and yellow “EAST” mural of our Eastside Heights project, a mixed-use apartment building with an adjoining 8,000 foot retail space. Receiving the 2019 IIDA Excellence in Multifamily Design award, Eastside Heights also seized an opportunity to offer Class A living as well as employment opportunities and entertainment options to East Nashville.

Design services provided:

Residential & mixed-use design, interior design, development

Hill Center Belle Meade (Harding Pike & White Bridge Pike)

Located at the edge of Belle Meade’s transition to greater Nashville, Hill Center Belle Meade is a mixed-use, office and retail development including a Publix and surrounding storefronts and lifestyle services. The project included nearly 70,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and nearly 50,000 square feet of office space.

Design services provided:

Architectural design

Silo Bend (The Nations)

Our Silo Bend project is a perfect display of Southeast Venture’s master development services. The mixed-use, 37.7-acre development features a 200-foot-tall abandoned concrete silo with a mural of Nations resident Lee Estes by the acclaimed Australian artist Guido van Helten; Silo House, a 103-unit multi-family condo; Silo Park, an architectural project of 39 single-family homes, one 2-unit duplex, and two 4-unit townhomes; and Silo Studios, a former lumber mill turned commercial leasing and gathering space.

Design services provided:

Silo House – Residential, multi-family design

Silo Park – Residential design

Silo Studios – Mixed-use design, interior design


View more of Southeast Venture’s commercial design projects via our portfolio.