Britt Development Group attends International Builders Show in Orlando.

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The International Builders Show (IBS) was held at The Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida last week. We had the opportunity to attend and it did not disappoint. With over 80,000 people in attendance and 2 million square feet of exhibit space this year's event drew one of the largest crowds in the history of the show. IBS features the latest and greatest from product manufacturers, technology, sales and marketing trends and networking opportunities. The opening ceremony was kicked off by Terry Bradshaw and the excitement from the crowd was contagious. We sent our Director of Marketing straight to classes to get up to speed on brand awareness in competitive markets and trends to reach our target market through social platforms. Two classes that stood out were "Advanced Houzz Tools" and "Why Housing is Long Overdue for Disruption". The first day ended with a warming happy hour by IBS host The National Association for Home Builders.

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There were over 1500 exhibitors at the Orange County Convention Center and we tried to make a point to see every one. It took us nearly two days to try and see every booth. We enjoyed talking with industry professionals and getting their take on the housing market. Most booths we visited featured new product lines and almost everyone is incorporating a smart home feature into at least one of their products. Water was a major theme too. We noticed large crowds in various booths pertaining to filtration systems. Some personal highlights were the Thermador booth, Kohler, NEST, Houzz, and Delta. The Kholer booth was over the top. Their new products and technology had us excited to get back to Nashville and see how we can incorporate their new products into our homes. And don't put it past us to figure out a way to get our hands on one of the Dolce & Gabbana/SMEG refrigerators!

What is a trip to Orlando without visiting Universal Studios? We decided to do a little "team building" at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was a great way to decompress from the show while having some fun. 

A big thank you to The National Assocation of Home Builders for such a great show. Our calendars are marked for Las Vegas next year! 

Discovery Land Company joins development at The Hideaway

Discovery Land Company joins development at The Hideaway

Britt Development Group looks forward to the future at The Hideaway with the recent announcement of Discovery Land Company. 

What is an Historical Overlay District?

The majority of the homes we restore in Nashville fall in neighborhoods that are zoned as Historical Overlay Districts. These districts are a form of local zoning regulations passed by the city council or county commission. The goal of such zoning is to preserve the historical characteristics and atmosphere of an entire neighborhood. At Britt Development Group we not only understand these regulations but we have a deep appreciation for maintaining the historical charm within each home.

Nashville’s Metro Historic Zoning Commission (MHZC) was established in 1977 to protect Nashville’s historic architecture while managing new construction and demolition. The Edgefield Neighborhood was the first to be designated as an historical zoning district. Other neighborhoods such as 12 South and Hillsboro-West End soon followed. At Britt Development Group we are grateful to be able to build in these neighborhoods and preserve and expand upon such beautiful architecture. As Nashville continues to grow the MHZC will make sure that our historical neighborhoods stay intact for future generations.

See Britt Development Group’s Historical Restorations
Read the Nashville Metro Historic Zoning Commission (MHZC) Handbook

Building the Future

Here at Britt Development Group we have a passion for all things history. If you are familiar with our work you already know that restoring the past is how we built our reputation in Nashville. Specializing in homes that fall in historic overlay districts we carefully craft custom homes that retain the unique elements of the original build. In addition, we update the home with all of the modern amenities required by today’s home buyer. Some say that our homes are a true work of art and we like to agree with them. You can see the homes we have RESTORED here.

In 2016 we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of The Hideaway at Arrington, a new Williamson County lifestyle-centric community surrounded by a beautiful 18-hole golf course. This new venture allowed us to get creative and build unique homes while incorporating our historic style. The designs are truly awe-inspiring. As this community continues to grow we stay committed to delivering the high end product that our clients expect and appreciate. The Hideaway at Arrington is a special place, anyone who has visited will certainly agree. We are committed to building the future in Williamson County!