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A great blog on the Nashville commercial real estate industry. As we’ve known since we opened an office there in 1986, Nashville is a great city.


nashvilleby Dan Rafter

There are many reasons why Nashville’s commercial real estate industry is thriving today. But Nate Greene, president and managing partner of Colliers International’s Nashville office, sums it up like this:

“The city is a good place to live. People and businesses like being here.”

That might sound simple, but the evidence backs up Greene. Richard Florida, an economist and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, said that only three cities during the last five years enjoyed stronger economic growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics adds that Nashville is now creating new jobs at a faster rate than all but four major cities in the United States.

Nashville was also named the second-best startup paradise by the Young Entrepreneur Council, second-best city for jobs by Forbes and the eighth-most business-friendly city by CNN Money.

And it doesn’t look like the job growth is going to slow…

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