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FACET Design

Laura Hood Wessels

Hi there! My name is Laura Hood Wessels and I am the Principal Designer | Owner of FACET Design. I specialize in commercial office design (with 12+ years in the AEC industry). I'm looking to make connections and relationships in the Nashville CRE world, and want myself and FACET to be an active part of the growing industry!

Any Pets?: My greyhound Ellie! Raced 90 races, won 8 - not the fastest, but definitely the cutest!

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Project Manager


Andrew Riley

Andrew grew up in the construction industry with his family at an early age. He attended Oregon State and graduated with degrees in Construction Engineering Management and Business. After graduating, Andrew worked in different locations throughout the US before moving to Nashville and joining the Carpentersplus/DWC team. As a project manager for Carpentersplus, he embraced the motto “No matter the size or scope, we can help you get it done”. Andrew enjoys being involved in the industry, especially networking and building relationships. Outside of work, he likes going to the gym, being with friends, and spending time on the lake.

Favorite place visited: Anchorage, Alaska

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Regional Real Estate Manager


Megan Salvador

With a background as an office leasing and Investment Sales broker CBRE, Megan recently leveled up and was hired by the national convenience store chain Wawa, as their Regional Real Estate Manager. Way to go Megan! 

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: I actually graduated pre-med from LSU, and came to Nashville to pursue a record deal instead. None of that has anything to do with CRE, but I love that music unites so many of us in this city despite our end path!

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Commercial Property Management

Alexa L. Barnett

Commercial Property Manager for Southern Land Company, Industry blogger, proud member of IFMA and ULI Young Leaders, and cofounder of CRE615. I'm passionate about bringing people in our industry together to network and grow, and I love "learning in public" on my blog and Instagram. 

Favorite place visited: I spent two summer semesters in China and got to try so many unique foods. Turns out there is a very *wrong* way to eat a starfish!

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VP | Business Banking

First Citizens Bank

Charlie Ogden

Originally from East Texas, Charlie graduated from Baylor in 2012 and has been in various banking roles since moving to Nashville in 2013; including fraud investigation, small business banking, and now business and commercial banking. He loves spending as much time as possible with his wife and two young daughters and enjoying the Tennessee outdoors.

Favorite Nashville Restaurant: Nectar in Donelson

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VP of Business Development

TI Builders

Brittany Southwood

After two years as the VP of Business development for leading design build commercial general contractor TI Builders, solely for the Nashville division, Brittany was promoted to developing the company’s tenant improvement and ground up projects in CA, TN and TX. Brittany recently relocated to Nashville from Bowling Green, KY. 

Favorite Quote: "Laughter is a holy thing. It is as sacred as music and silence and solemnity, maybe more sacred. Laughter is like a prayer, like a bridge over which creatures tiptoe to meet each other. Laughter is like mercy: it heals. When you can laugh at yourself, you are free."

-Ted Loder

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Vice President, Brokerage

Charles Hawkins Co.

Jake Morris

I've been in Nashville since 2017 and love spending time with my family (all located in Franklin) and friends here in town. I enjoy playing golf, pickleball, practicing hot yoga, and exploring Nashville's vibrant food and drink scene. I also loves connecting and building relationships with other professionals. I'm a commercial real estate broker with Charles Hawkins Co. and specialize in infill industrial real estate transactions. I provide brokerage representation and facilitation for buyers and sellers of real property assets; investment analysis for acquisition and disposition of real property assets; and portfolio management, market studies, and development consulting for companies looking to improve their owned or leased real estate portfolio.

Favorite place visited: Oia, Santorini, Greece - Without a doubt the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen in my life.

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