File #: RS2022-1848    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/24/2022 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 11/1/2022 Final action: 11/1/2022
Title: A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Nashville developer Pat Emery.
Sponsors: Sharon Hurt, Freddie OConnell, Burkley Allen, Emily Benedict, Russ Bradford, Tom Cash, Thom Druffel, Erin Evans, Jennifer Gamble, Tonya Hancock, Gloria Hausser, Courtney Johnston, Antoinette Lee, Bob Mendes, Kathleen Murphy, Bob Nash, Sean Parker, Russ Pulley, John Rutherford, Sandra Sepulveda, Colby Sledge, Joy Styles, Zulfat Suara, Jeff Syracuse, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs, Tanaka Vercher, Ginny Welsch, Brett Withers, Zach Young
A resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of Nashville developer Pat Emery.

WHEREAS, influential Nashville developer and community leader Patrick G. "Pat" Emery, who worked for four decades to reshape the Nashville and surrounding region into a global hospitality and business destination, died Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the age of seventy-two; and

WHEREAS, Pat Emery was an exemplary public servant who is remembered by his colleagues and close friends as a man of great integrity and a hard worker who cared about the City of Nashville and strived to make it a better place to live and work; and

WHEREAS, Emery's conscientious approach to design reshaped the way Middle Tennesseans live and work. He came to Nashville in 1984 and soon after built the 12-story One American Center in midtown Nashville. By the 1990s, he was CEO of EDC Corporate Real Estate Services and an influential leader of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors; and

WHEREAS, Emery envisioned Downtown Nashville's Fifth + Broadway complex of luxury offices, apartments, shops and restaurants in 2013, when such development there was considered risky. Emery worked with Metro Nashville leaders to develop plans to attract locals and tourists alike, and in 2021, Fifth + Broadway, the massive mixed-use complex developed by a team led by Emery, opened at the site of the former 1980s convention center with the National Museum of African American Music; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Emery is also responsible for much of the now-thriving Cool Springs commercial district north of Franklin, Tennessee. As with Fifth + Broadway, Emery married upscale office and residential towers with green open spaces and restaurants in unique enclaves; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, Hall Emery was formed in a partnership between Mr. Emery and Fred Hall's Oklahoma-based Hall Capital. In 2018, Emery began work on a state-of-the-art Music Row office building called 18th & Chet, which now houses accounting fir...

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