Legal aid society moving to airport-area building

Nonprofit to leave for suburban setting after 15-year run downtown

October 24, 2017 | Nashville Post

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is slated to leave its downtown Nashville home after signing a lease for space at Airport Executive Plaza.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed in a release.

After 15 years of work at Public Square Garage, the nonprofit entity will relocate to the airport-area office building, located in a suburban setting at 1321 Murfreesboro Pike about five miles southeast of downtown.

Legal Aid will take about 12,000 square feet of space in the eight-story office building, which will boost the occupancy rate to 88 percent from 78 percent, the release notes. Existing tenants in the building (pictured) include GSA, Premier Orthopedics and ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education.

Shane Douglas, Richard Fulton and Brian Casey of Colliers International's Nashville office represented Legal Aid in the transaction.

"The Legal Aid Society provides an invaluable service to its clients and our community as the state's largest nonprofit law firm,” Douglas said in the release. “Our team appreciates the opportunity to help an organization that plays such a critical role in the lives of so many Tennesseans."

OakPoint Real Estate owns the building, with the lease signing coming about two years after the Nashville-based company paid $12 million for the property.

Established in 1968, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands has eight offices that provide free legal assistance across 48 counties. More than 440,000 low-income Tennesseans living within the service area are eligible for aid.  

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