High-profile tech startup moving headquarters to Charlotte Avenue
A major mixed-use project on rapidly changing Charlotte Avenue has picked up another tenant that bolsters the health/tech identity the project’s developer is trying to foster.
Shareable Ink, which digitizes health care records (including handwritten notes from doctors), is moving to the OneCity development located just inside Interstate 440.
As my colleague Eleanor Kennedy notes, Shareable Ink’s relocation from the Boston area to Nashville back in 2010 was high-profile because it was a case of a tech startup choosing Music City over a more traditional startup hotbed. The move to OneCity suggests that Sharable Ink intends to have longevity in Nashville.
Shareable Ink, which has 25 employees, will be moving out of its present location at Cummins Station in SoBro.
“It’s another important tenant to us, from our belief that we can build a place that supports the growth and importance of technology-enabling health in transforming Nashville’s economy,” said Ryan Doyle, a vice president with OneCity’s Dallas-based developer, Cambridge Holdings Inc.
Doyle said he and Shareable Ink executives are trying to pin down the exact square footage the company needs. “Their longer-term space decisions will be refined over the next few months,” Doyle said.
In the interim, Shareable Ink has signed a short-term lease for space in one of the refurbished shipping containers on-site (other tenants in that part of the OneCity development include the restaurant Avo, a CrossFit and the offices of Nashville Sports Leagues).
Doyle also said he is in final negotiations with another tech company that has greater space needs. If successful, that potential lease would take OneCity’s first office building from 70 percent full to 85 percent full, not counting whatever space Shareable Ink will occupy.
The building is set to open in October or November. The anchor tenant is Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance.
Doyle said the leasing activity has only reaffirmed plans for a second, larger office building at OneCity. This one could be up to 15 stories, with 250,000 square feet of office space, plus ground-floor retail.
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