FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- As Nissan North America Inc. sketches its new $70 million headquarters here, its local real estate developer is planning a commercial village to accompany it.
Nissan's Tennessee home will be surrounded by other office buildings, retail stores, restaurant and entertainment establishments, condominiums, houses, extended-stay hotels and park land, envisions Pat Emery, the man who will oversee the Nissan project development.
Emery, regional vice president of Crescent Resources Inc., which owns the property where Nissan will locate, says the automaker will become the center of a new commercial hub.
"All of the development here can be tailored to what Nissan needs," Emery says. "If they have affiliated companies or suppliers who need to be near their building, we can place them in buildings next door. If they need a convention hotel to support meetings and big activities, or a boutique hotel for visiting executives, we can put that here."