From the In Charge Article:
You hold in your hand the definitive compendium, anno 2011, of Middle Tennessee’s business and political power brokers – the leaders who have already shaped and are in many ways reshaping Music City. IN CHARGE is not a beauty contest or a who’s who compiled for visual effect. The Nashville Post team has gone to great lengths to build on last year’s inaugural list – a process that in almost all cases meant first culling its components – by reaching out to industry and governmental leaders during the course of the year to find out more about the people truly making a difference in Nashville.
As with last year’s list, deciding who would make the cut came down not just to prominence but also the ability to use a position to create opportunity for others and for the city as a whole – be it business, government or on broader civic issues. The people on the pages that follow are mastering that skill; they are "in charge" of making things happen in Nashville.
Village Real Estate Services
Started Village in 1996, focusing on then-nonexistent condo and "neighborhood" markets in Nashville’s inner loop. In 2010 during which brokers saw modest gains, the relative rebound of the condo market is due in large to his foresight. Sits on numerous sustainability and New Urbanism boards. Operates Village Fund, donating thousands to local charities.