Overview

Bo Campbell represents developers, investors, lenders and buyers and is well-versed in incentive and tax-based real estate development financing. He is recognized by his peers and clients as a resource on Nashville's evolving real estate industry and as a connector in making sure that complex real estate transactions come to fruition.

Developers, investors and financing professionals call on Mr. Campbell for his insight and experience handling high-stakes real estate developments. In both stable and crisis-driven times, he manages the divergent expectations of buyers, sellers, lenders, developers and investors, guiding them through the complexities of unique real estate transactions.

With a reputation for knowing key players, exercising good judgment and closing complex transactions, Mr. Campbell represents clients in complex development, acquisition and investment projects including multi-family, office, retail, mixed-use and industrial distribution warehouse developments. He also provides clients with a wealth of knowledge on public/private incentive-based packages, navigating them through state and local approval processes, structuring tax increment financings and negotiating in lieu of tax agreements.

Mr. Campbell has had a hand in several first-time transactions or development deals in Tennessee, including the relocation of an automobile company's North American headquarters to middle Tennessee; the development and financing of Nashville's first downtown high-rise multi-family project followed by its first high-rise condominium project; and the redevelopment of the former Nashville Convention Center site into the $400 million mixed-use Fifth + Broadway development.

Representative Experience

  • Represented one of the world's largest automobile manufacturers with state incentive and real estate matters associate with its relocation of its North American headquarters to Franklin, Tenn.
  • Coordinated Caden Group's acquisition of an office building in Nashville, Tennessee, and assisted with the opportunity zone agreements for the deal
  • Represented Facebook with the acquisition and development of a site in Middle Tennessee for an $800+ million data center, including assembling the real estate property from multiple owners and a complicated trust on property
  • Represented the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and their Industrial Development Board in state and local incentive negotiations with Volkswagen to significantly expand the automaker's Chattanooga assembly plant

  • Advised OliverMcMillan and Spectrum | Emery in their partnership to co-develop the $400 million Fifth + Broadway mixed-use project on the site of Nashville's original convention center
  • Coordinated the development, financing and disposition of Station 40, a project in West Nashville that included over 250 apartment units, plus cottage townhomes and 10,000 feet of retail space in a mixed-use development
  • Represented Giarratana Development in the transformation of a 45-story multifamily project in Nashville's central business district from an all apartment project to a project including over 300 apartments and over 150 condominiums for sale
  • Assisted Giarratana Development in the financing and development of the Viridian condominium tower

  • Represented Cherokee Farm Development Corporation in the development and financing of a building at the University of Tennessee Research Center, Cherokee Farm
  • Assisted H.G. Hill Realty with a lease negotiation for a future grocery store location in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Represented Jim Reed Automotive, a former automotive dealership, in a complex dispute regarding a prime real estate parcel in downtown Nashville, Tenn. valued in excess of $82 million
  • Represented Premier Parks, an operator of theme parks, amusement parks and multi-use venues across the United States and Canada, in its sale of five water and amusement park properties to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
  • Represented Premier Parks, an operator of theme parks, amusement parks and multi-use venues across the United States and Canada, in its acquisition of the iconic Pacific Park located on the public pier in Santa Monica, CA and related financing transactions

Credentials

Education
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • Wake Forest University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Memberships
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002 Large Firm Campaign for Legal Services of Middle Tennessee, Chairman
  • Nashville Electric Service, Electric Power Board, Vice Chairman
  • Nashville Downtown Partnership, Former Board Chair
  • Leadership Tennessee, Class of 2014-2015
  • Currey Ingram Academy, Board of Trustees, Former Member and President
  • Nashville Child Center Board of Directors, Former Member and President,
  • YMCA Urban Services Council, Former Member
Honors & Awards
  • Influencer in Retail Real Estate - Holland & Knight's Retail Development and Leasing TeamGlobeSt. Real Estate Forum2023
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate, 2005-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Banking and Finance Law, 2005-2024; Project Finance Law, 2005-2021, 2023-2024; Real Estate Law, 2005-2021, 2023-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Nashville Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Nashville Lawyer of the Year, Project Finance Law, 2017, 2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated
  • Nashville Business Journal, Best of the Bar, Real Estate, 2019-2022; Power Leaders in Commercial Real Estate, 2019
  • Nashville Post, In Charge, Real Estate, 2022-2023
  • Nashville Post, CRE50 and Power 100, 2017

Publications

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