Welcome to The Courtland Group ~ Residential and Commercial Real Estate Development.
It’s not often that Knoxville is compared to London, but that was Courtland Group founder Jeffrey Nash’s first thought when he came to Knoxville in the late 1990s.
Having spent two decades reclaiming historic warehouses and factories and converting them into residential homes in East London, Jeffrey understood the value of restoring those structures that provide the charm and character of neighborhoods. In the 1970’s East London was a page straight from a Dickens novel – a bleak district marked by decaying and abandoned buildings. Through the efforts of the Courtland Group and others, today East London is a vibrant urban district filled with shops, homes, restaurants and people.
With redevelopment efforts just beginning as he arrived in Knoxville, Jeffrey saw the potential to take the same successful approach he refined in London – find small, unique historic buildings nestled amidst the larger structures under development, or those buildings just outside the redevelopment spotlight, and restore their historic luster while integrating contemporary amenities.
The Courtland Group’s first Knoxville project, the Old City’s Downtown Diner, was a tool to learn the city’s redevelopment guidelines and practices. Subsequent historic renovation projects include the Old Knoxville Business College, now known as Keystone Place; Sandstone Court, an upscale residential development; North Central Village is a restored 1930’s structure; an executive mixed use development on the 100 Block of Gay Street and the Crown & Goose and apartments in Knoxville’s Old City.
The Courtland Group retains offices in Knoxville and partners with like-minded architects to uncover and restore the city’s hidden treasures that will leave their mark for years to come.