Developer Tony Giarratana Opens Speaker Series

Posted on Sep 18, 2014

Developer Tony Giarratana Opens Speaker Series

Sep 18, 2014

Tony Giarratana Talks Nashville Development on Sept. 25

The City Club’s Executive Speaker Series launches with Nashville’s most high-profile developer, an urban design enthusiast who continues to shape Music City’s evolution as a place to live, work and play.

Tony Giarratana, principal of Giarratana Development, will speak about “The Rise and Development in Nashville,” on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 a.m. The event, which is open to the public, is $10 for City Club members, $30 for guests and includes a breakfast buffet.

Giarratana Development projects in Nashville have included the Cumberland, Viridian, Bennie Dillon Lofts and St. Cloud Corner projects, all downtown, and The Encore condominiums just south of Broadway. The firm has three large projects now: SoBro, a 33-story mixed use development with 313 luxury apartment units; a Midtown project at State and 22nd with 146 units; and The Dallas at 21st and Elliston Place.

The Viridian, downtown’s first condominium high-rise, started Nashville’s condo boom and the Encore condo tower is helping drive the market for more activity south of Broadway. That’s how Tony, a longtime City Club member, likes to work – in a dense, urban area where one project leads to others.

Ashlee Polk, the Club’s membership director, says Tony Giarratana is a great speaker to launch the new series, which will tap into professional expertise of City Club members.

“To keep a membership base engaged, you must always be evolving and creating new action. This year we decided to get back to our roots,” Ashlee says. “NCC has so many extraordinary members, what better a way to celebrate their success than an opportunity to share their wealth of knowledge with fellow club members.”

Tony, for example, just returned from Shanghai, China, where he was for an annual meeting of the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a non-profit organization that supports sustainable urban design. It is the leading resource for professionals across the world focused on the design, construction, and operation of tall buildings and future cities.

To register for the breakfast, City Club members can RSVP to ashlee@nashvillecity.com. Non-members can register through EventBrite.com.

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