Wednesday, February 03, 2016 09:00 AM


Nashville’s real estate market has been red hot for several years now.

And the high-rises keep going up.

That rise in development activity — and the range of issues that come with it — will garner a national spotlight in 2019 when more than 3,500 industry leaders in real estate are expected to visit Nashville for the Urban Land Institute’s annual spring meeting to discuss land-use and development issues.

Mayor Megan Barry, joined by Nashville real estate executive Jimmy Granbery, CEO of H.G. Hill Realty Co. and chairman of ULI Nashville, announced the organization's selection of Nashville on Monday for its 2019 spring convention.

Visitors are to include developers, policymakers, brokers, attorneys, engineers, educators, architects, urban planners and others involved in real estate from around the world.

“They selected our city because the nonprofit research and education organizations view Nashville as one of the most active development cities in the United States, Canada and abroad,” Barry said. “And we have a very compelling development story.

“We’re going to be able to showcase the innovative development projects and local opportunities here in Nashville,” she said.

ULI is an education and research nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership in responsible land use. ULI’s local district, launched in 2008, has 500 members.

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