Nick Green

Years as a member: 1 (6 months)
During my short time as a member I have gain opportunities to view the latest projects coming to fruition in Nashville, as well as, meet other like minded professionals in the construction, design, real estate and facility industries. I’m looking forward to the additional events on the horizon and getting more involved as a member.

1. What is one thing that no one knows about you?
My home is my design experimentation lab. It is always changing from a design stand point to test designs, styles, and layout philosophies. My main living spaces have been repainted three times this year alone.

2. Tell us about a favorite project highlight.
To be honest, it is very difficult to choose a specific project. Being a part of the Commercial Furniture industry gains me the opportunity to work with nearly every industry. Each industry and customer has a unique culture and philosophy for how their office should run, operate, and look. My role as an account executive with GBI is to guide clients through the design/furniture process to achieve the goal they desire for their facility.

My favorite part of any project is looking back and seeing the transformation made and how it has improved a business’s environment. Branding from a facilities standpoint has grown exponentially in the past decade due to Generation Y (the largest generation since the Baby Boomers) entering the workplace. Companies have realized their physical work environment is a powerful tool to attract and retain the right talent and I feel humbly grateful to be able to assist businesses in making the most of their facilities through great design.

3. What is your greatest success story?
My greatest success story is gaining the opportunity to work for Guy Brown Interiors, Nashville’s Knoll dealership. GBI not only has a highly skilled and creative team, they are the exclusive Knoll dealership for Middle Tennessee. Knoll is a commercial furniture brand that has been leading the design market since its inception during the Bauhaus Movement that defined interior design as we know it today.

As a student studying design and architecture I had the chance to tour Knoll’s main factory and museum in Pennsylvania. There I saw with my own eyes the elevated level of passion and precision each person had for their work. The synergy between Knoll’s team was highly apparent and very addictive. I knew at that moment I would eventually have to be a part of the Knoll family.

4. Tell us about a challenge or obstacle that you face in the Real Estate/Facilities world.
Before I answer this question I have to say being involved in these industries within Middle Tennessee is a blessing. We are in one of the hottest markets in the country where opportunities seem endless and little to no end in sight for growth. With endless opportunity, comes greater workloads to obtain a larger portion of the available opportunities. The greatest obstacle I face at this time is striking a work/life balance.