Multifamily Executive Awards Olmsted Nashville Project of the Year Award: Best Mid-Rise

Olmsted Nashville was awarded MFE’s Best Mid-Rise Project of the Year.

Atlanta, GA. October 4, 2018Olmsted Nashville, a unique brand developed and managed by CF Real Estate Services (CF), was awarded MFE’s (Multifamily Executive) Best Mid-Rise Project of the Year in Las Vegas, NV, in September.

Olmsted Nashville was the second Olmsted branded development, a nationally recognized brand created by CF, with more locations in the pipeline. The development and creative direction was led by CF’s Brett Oliver and the architect for the project was the Atlanta office of Davis Architects led by Greg Clever.

Brett Oliver, Director of Development for CF, states, “Olmsted Nashville’s architecture and design was born to be different. The project was not reversed engineered from a budget or a design template, but began with a vision and a drive to create a destination for urban life that delivered beyond expectation. To achieve this, we very intentionally moved away from the trends that have dominated and homogenized much of today’s multifamily projects.” The core consideration for this project was “Nashville Made.” Taking a deliberate approach to the design, Oliver recruited some of Nashville’s most revered local artisans to play key roles in designing and finishing the well thought-out space. Partners included a local fashion designer, Savannah Yarborough to style the model homes, Southern Lights Electric to create two key chandeliers in the main entry and event spaces, and 1767 Designs to make custom pieces at the center of the pool courtyard, as well as Sideshow Sign Co. to put the final touches on signage and decor.

Olmsted Nashville was designed to tap into the hip vibe growing in Nashville. Its intentional style and attention to detail differentiated the project from market competitors, enthralling the target audience, and ultimately spurring significant renter demand. On the design front, Oliver was adamant that the community’s public spaces be eclectic and welcoming with nothing cookie-cutter, encouraging use and authentic interaction among residents.

The lease-up, managed by CF’s in-house management group, was incredibly successful and opened its doors in late December 2017. Olmsted Nashville was able to lease-up without offering concessions, in an otherwise concessed market. This velocity is a testament to the unique design, differentiated resident experience, and high-quality management of the property. Oliver credits CF’s willingness to be pioneering and question industry norms as to why they were able to create such a unique and lauded community.

Built to institutional quality standards, Olmsted Nashville is five stories of wood construction over a two-story concrete podium that includes secure resident parking. The project is located on a 1.98-acre site at the corner of 5th Avenue and Peabody Street in Downtown Nashville.

CF Real Estate Services manages real estate with properties across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Central, and Midwest regions of the United States. With decades of industry experience, the company has evolved into a leading provider of multifamily services that includes property management, asset management, and consulting.