August 16, 2019

Chamber moving to Capitol View in North Gulch

Nashville Post

Entity has been at 211 Commerce in CBD for 20 years

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce will relocate next spring to Capitol View in the North Gulch from the central business district.

Chamber officials announced the move Friday morning during an event at its future home at 500 11th Ave. N. About 50 people work for the organization, which has been based in the 11-story building at 211 Commerce St. since 1999. The Nashville Health Care Council, which shares space with the chamber, will also move to the North Gulch building.

The release does not note any other office buildings the chamber might have considered, the cost to undertake the move or terms of the lease.

“As a regional chamber, we felt it was important to be centrally located, and remaining downtown was one of our primary goals as our lease expired,” Ralph Schulz, the chamber’s president and CEO, said in the release.

The 10-story office building in Capitol View already is home to HealthStream, KCI Technologies and WeWork, among others. With the lease, 500 11th Ave. N. is 75 percent leased, the release noted.

The 32-acre Capitol View project, which eventually will offer 1.1 million square of office space, also is home to a Pinnacle Financial Partners and First Advantage Bank offices, LifeWay Christian Resources, M.L.Rose and a Starbucks location, among others. Other retailers lined up include Publix, Central BBQ, Clean Juice and CareNow.

The office component of The Residences at Capitol View (a 378-unit luxury apartment, office and retail building) is fully leased.

Capitol View is a joint venture between Northwestern Mutual, Boyle Investment Co. and Northwood Ravin.

Jeff Haynes, a Boyle partner, said the addition of the chamber will be a “key contributor to the business innovation, collaboration and growth” at Capitol View.